How long have these horns been around?

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    How long have these horns been around?
    « Thread started on: 10/20/2003 at 22:16:03 »

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    So how long have the Callet horns been around. I want to say I saw them in Rayburns (Boston) in the 80s but never paid much attention to them. Not a good thing or bad thing. Just never played em.

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    Re: How long have these horns been around?
    « Reply #1 on: 10/22/2003 at 00:40:09 »

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    Hi TM,

    I'm no expert but love Callet's horns. Here is what I found out from Callet's web site.

    The first Callet horn came out in 1983. "The New York" I think used a Getzen valve cluster. After undergoing a name change,The New York became the "Soloist" and later in 1988 became know by the name it currently has, "The Jazz". I could be mistaken but I believe the New York was a large bore horn, as I understand it,the expanda-bore concept came later when the name changed to the Soloist. Jerry also produced a C trumpet ,which is the brother of the Bb Jazz, two styles of Flugel horn, and a trombone. When Jerry retired recently and the production of Callet horns ground to a halt, Lee Adams stepped in a revived this line of fine custom horns. In addition to the Jazz, a new horn has appeared off the assembly line. The Stratosphere is discussed in another thread on this forum. Hope this information is helpful.

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    Re: How long have these horns been around?
    « Reply #2 on: 10/22/2003 at 01:28:37 »

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    Thanks, Moose!

    The New Yorks were as large as a .472, and were originally DEG trumpets (Donald E. Getzen), with Callet leadpipes.

    The Soloist was a straight-through .470 bore, which gave way to the Jazz, with the Expandabore design. The Symphonique had all of the same spec's as the Jazz, yet had a traditional pinky "hook", as opposed to the pinky "ring", on the Jazz... and, obviously, the "classical" name.

    The Symphonique C trumpet, considered the best in the .470 bore, with a copper-insulated bell section. The results are very "tonally" desirable.

    The Superchops trumpet (.460 or .464) was well known as a Lead horn. It has been replaced by the new Stratosphere ML - .460 bore model, which was released in 2002.

    As mentioned, the Callet "Jazz" Flugel was originally manufactured with a traditional "cornet-type" wrap of the tuning slide. The current model (available soon) features vertical slides, with a unique third slide that wraps around the lower leg of the horn.

    All Callet products have tremendous projection characteristics, and feature an exceptional upper-register.

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