Has anybody seen a pocket flugelhorn?

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  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    I know, I know...I'm crazy.
    I know, I know...intonation would be....tough.
    I know, I know...it would be bigger and probably NOT really fit in my pocket.
    But, it just occurred to me that I have never seen a POCKET FLUGELHORN.

    Now I am REALLLLLLLY wanting one.
     
  2. old-cornets

    old-cornets New Friend

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    I remember seeing a picture somewhere of a custom "compact" flugelhorn that had the tubing after the valves loop once, making it shorter. It still was fairly larger, but a step in the right direction.

    Edit: valves, not bell
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Isn't it called a cornet?? ;-)
     
  4. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    Um........how big are your pants?.......:-?
     
  5. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Nope.
    That's a cornet.
     
  6. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Too tight for hiding a flugelhorn.
     
  7. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

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    I believe you're describing the Taylor "Phat Baby" flugelhorn:

    http://www.trevorjonesltd.co.uk/images/Taylor-Phat-Baby-Flugel-Horn-2.JPG
     
  8. old-cornets

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  9. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Isn't THAT a beautiful piece of art!!!
    But, yep...still too voluminous for a pocket.
     
  10. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Have Ivan build you one!
     

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