Fairly new Strad or Committee

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  1. 9horn

    9horn Pianissimo User

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    Hi, 2007 Bach Strad 37 ML, or 1962 Martin Committee Deluxe medium bore. Both are in great shape. Of the two, which would you pick for lead Jazz work. Thanks
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I would probably use a Calicchio, Benge, Schilke or Yamaha Shew model. I used to use a Bach Stradivarius 72*. That was decent too.
     
  3. nickpasternack

    nickpasternack Pianissimo User

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    I'm gonna agree with Rowuk....the Bach is....generic. if you like the Bach you like it. I don't. The martin is a different not necessarily so cuddly animal....again, really not a fan. It also depends on how you'll use the horn. I wouldn't choose a Martin as my main axe if the scope of what i play is very broad. Calicchio, Yammy and Schilke might be the way to go (coming from a Schilke guy) :-P

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  4. Gabriel Michael

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    I just bought my Conn from The Trumpet Trader. I tried an old Holton that John (the owner) had, I didn't like it and he took it back - no questions asked. He has sweet looking shirts, too.

    The Trumpet Trader
     
  5. 9horn

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    Thanks for the input. I have both horns and always loved the sound of my Committee but it seems the sound is :thumbdown: small and although the Bach is bigger in sound dynamics, it just aint got that swing.:thumbdown:
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    You asked for a preference, not an excuse. There are enough players out there WITH big time swing AND Bach. Never ever blame the horn.
     
  7. gbdeamer

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    Instead of a new horn, how about a new mouthpiece for lead playing? Maybe something that leans a bit more to the bright side?
     
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  8. tobylou8

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    That's a good point. I think that aspect gets overlooked when trying to change the sound of a horn. And they are (generally) much cheaper and take up less space (wifey doesn't have a clue as to numbers).
     
  9. leftmid7

    leftmid7 Mezzo Piano User

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    sell one of 'em and go pick up a used older Getzen Sev or 900 for $800-900. It'll blow the doors off.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Heck yeah! Even an old Super Deluxe would do the trick.:play:
     

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