Eb, D, Db, lost?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    I just bought a 1963 Conn Victor 22B. It came with a Bach 3C mouthpiece which gives the horn a full, darkesh sound, so I'm making a switch from using my Rudy Muck 17C for this horn. It plays beautifully but low Eb, D, and Db, washes out when I play a chromatic scale up and down. I guess it's worse on the way down. It's like air has just come out of a tire. I'm pretty sure it's not my breathing because the low C played after those notes is full and rich............help!
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The one thing they have in common is third valve. Any weird stuff going on with the valve or the valve slide?
     
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  3. prof5

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    Check for leaks, and not just water keys!
     
  4. stchasking

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    I played a conn victor in junior high and most of high school. I am in favor of the third valve not being fully down. Let us know what you find out.
     
  5. rowuk

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    It sounds like a leak for sure! Could also be a very worn out 3rd valve.
     
  6. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    FALSE ALARM! I'm really sorry guys. It wasn't the horn it was me. Those notes are back, and I'm adapting well to that 3C mouthpiece. I behaved like a hypocondriac rushing to the TM doctors over a symptom that just required time. What is interesting is that in a previous thread I complained about the results I had on a 3C. But the combination of this Conn Victor 22B and the Bach 3C has changed my mind. I think I finally got my hands on a decent horn. I can just imagine the awakening I'll have if I win the Eclipse!!
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    DON'T PANIC! You are not the first of us to discover a problem resulting from a loose screw behind the mouthpiece!
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    It's been my experience that vintage Conns play very well on vintage Conn mouthpieces. If you can pick up an old Conn 4 cheap, give it a try. I bought a '60 Conn 6B Victor, and tried my 3C (my usual trumpet mouthpiece) on it, and it didn't play as well as I hoped it would - intonation issues and some stuffyness. I bought an old Conn mouthpiece just to see how the original equipment piece performed and it plays great. I'm not sure why it works, but I'm sticking with it.;-)
     
  9. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Dale,
    I appreciate your suggestion, and I'll look into a vintage Conn mouthpiece. But I must tell you that this horn and mouthpice combo is giving me nice intonation and sound..........tom
     
  10. Dale Proctor

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!:cool:
     

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