Favorite Horn you Ever Played?

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  1. Claude Gnocchi

    Claude Gnocchi Mezzo Forte User

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    A Monette I tried at Chuck Levine's Washington Music. Must have been like in 1990 (?) when Roger Kyper was there; I had bought a few horns from Roger & when this Monette someone ordered through WM, arrived, he called me to go try it out. It probably was the very first "basic" model made...it was amazing & I ordered one from Roger. The guy thought I was kidding and never ordered one for me....to this day I'm pissed off about it...it was only like $1,500.00......now, they are 5 times that!
     
  2. Claude Gnocchi

    Claude Gnocchi Mezzo Forte User

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    .....and aside from that Monette I tried years ago, now it is my Andalucia Concerto trumpet....very "unique" sound and very easy to play.....
     
  3. Acludwig1

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    My new kanstul french Besson Stamm model is definitely my favorite horn that I own and that I have ever played:thumbsup:
     
  4. davidwelborn

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    Benge. Love the bright sound. Low resistance in high register as well.
     
  5. cbtj51

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    I really like all of the horns that I own, but I recently sent my LA Benge that I bought new in 1971 to Osmun for a much needed Valve Job. I expected a nice horn to come back based on Jim Becker's reputation for "magic", but the result is much more than I could have imagined.

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    I was told, "Jim rolled the Odometer on this horn back to pretty much 0", and I would agree! It may be even better than when it was new. I've had it back since late March and am putting some serious miles on it! All I can say is that I just can't put it down for very long. Great, really Great horn again!

    Mike
     
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  6. adc

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    Nice cbt
     
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  7. OldSchoolEuph

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    My Austin Winds, though the Mt. Vernon 43 has to be considered too. And, a wreck of 19th century central European baritone that hangs on the wall at Hewitt's Music - even if back in the 70s when I played on it I had to cover the hole in the bell ferrule with my hand - I see they fixed that now.
     
  8. Ljazztrm

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    THE LYNNZHORN!!!:D Does what Lynn says..Has that MF sound with a shallow mouthpiece. Reminds me of the old Holton MF sound..but it really does blow more like a ML bore..I like a large bore horn, but the MF Holtons blew HUGE for me. It was a wonderful surprise when I started to play the Lynnzhorn and could get that sound without the ‘mega-huge’ blow. When I put in my deeper jazz piece, it gets a beautiful dark jazz sound and, with the rounded slide, it blows more like a flugel and I can do all the jazz inflections I like.

    2nd favorites: Scodwell horn..Blew a friend’s on a gig for a little bit..played wonderfully. Same deal with the Harrelson Summit. Also the Callet JAZZ copper insulated. I’ve played and owned a lot of other very good trumpets, but the Lynnzhorn, Scodwell, Summit, and Callet all make/made a big impression on me as, when I started playing them, they played in such an easy way with such a great sound that it stuck in my mind.

    Flugel: The Manchester Brass Pro Model. About a year ago, I listened to all Trent’s flugel clips on the Austin Custom Brass site - my favorite sound was the Manchester Pro Model.. Just a couple of weeks afterwards, I saw an ad for a used one..I got an amazing deal..something like $7 or $800…and it plays better than flugels I’ve had that were several thousand dollars. I’m a jazz player and, to me, it plays like one of the old Couesnon flugels, but with excellent intonation. This is a lightweight flugel that is very responsive to mouthpiece changes. Going from a shallow flugel piece to a deep flugel piece is a big difference in sound.

    Pocket trumpet - Calicchio. Got to play one at Dillon’s several years ago. Haven’t played a Marcinkiewcz yet, so can’t compare it to that, but the Calicchio really blew like a full size Bb. For the $$, my Stomvi Forte pocket can’t be beat..Step above the Carols and Manchester pocket..which are still excellent pockets for the $$. All the best, Lex
     
  9. Ljazztrm

    Ljazztrm Mezzo Piano User

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    Yeah, the 5000 YLT is the specs of the Blackhawk, like a Bach 72. I have this one and it is a wonderful, versatile axe. It was my main horn before I got the Lynnzhorn. The 5000 YST is great too and that's got around the specs of a Bach Strad 37..I can get more brightness out of the Carol though for loud lead playing/'cutting through electronics' with the Carol.
     
  10. Franklin D

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    Many years ago I played a horn that gave exact the sound I was looking for and played in a way I was looking for, a real case of the horn that found me: the Yamaha YTR 6330B, yes, the Till Brönnerhorn.
    But everybody including my teacher (if I remember well) was against it for different reasons and at that time I had not much self-confidence in my knowledge and ability to judge horns so I did not have the guts to buy it. Nowadays I am not sure whether I should be happy with it or not, maybe I have to try again though they are no longer in production.
     
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