Fingerings for a 2 valve G soprano bugle

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Ness, May 2, 2012.

  1. Ness

    Ness New Friend

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    Like the ones that they used in old school DCI (the commandant's own uses them if I'm not mistaken), and where could you get one? Just curious :D
     
  2. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Just pretend you're playing a trumpet that doesn't have a 3rd valve. 1 and 2 are the same as a trumpet when you're reading in G. This means that you can't play some low notes, but those are the breaks.

    I doubt that anyone makes them new anymore, so you'll probably have to look on eBay or maybe contact a Senior Drum and Bugle corps to see if they'll part with one.

    What you can still do is purchase a new 3 valve G bugle from Kanstul. The Kanstul Powerbore is by FAR the best G bugle available (in my opinion obviously):

    Kanstul.com
     
  3. homebilly

    homebilly Pianissimo User

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    hold down your 3rd valve on a Bb and play something with your two other valves.
    that is essentially what you get for available notes.
     
  4. Kanstulbrass

    Kanstulbrass Pianissimo User

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    It's easier to explain if you imagine that you are playing a trumpet with the third valve taped down.

    Kanstul will still make two-valve bugles, but the cost is higher than for a three-valve model. The reason for the higher price is because parts have to be machined in very small quantities (there is little call for two-valve G bugles anymore).
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    There has been a rash of USMC "G" Bugles on eBay the last two months. The GSA unloaded a bunch in a govenrment surplus auction and the guys that bought them have been flipping the horns online. I got one just to play TAPS for BAA gigs on an authentic military used bugle rather than a trumpet or a boy scout bugle.
     
  6. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Thanks for the feedback Charles!
     
  7. prls1power

    prls1power Piano User

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    I recently got a DEG Dynasty II 2 valve bugle, and its a fantastic horn for fun. If you want a challenge, whip that thing out during an improv session, are you brave enough?
     
  8. Wondra

    Wondra Pianissimo User

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    Of course I'm brave enough...in certain keys :)
     

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