issue since horn change

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 70newport, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. 70newport

    70newport New Friend

    Dec 31, 2011

    I actualy just graduated college 3 years ago but had stopped playing for 3 years and just picked it up again over the last year and a half. After playing with Tom Banks and PJ perry for a few shows and then not touching a horn for a few years a guy starts to go crazy! lol

    I dont have a trumpet teacher. Wish I had the cash for one. Owning a house sucks for that lol.
  2. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US

    Hmmm. The only thing I can say is to emtpey the water key more often. I will find the bore of your horn though.
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  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The horn bore is .460 and that has NOTHING to do with the water issue. I have no idea where Cody gets his info, but it is wrong. There is also enough info on the web.
    Brass - Yamaha YTR-6320S
    YTR-6320S - Brass/Woodwinds - Product Archive - Yamaha United States

    Here is the info out of an old Yamaha catalog:

    "The medium-large bore and matching bell on these models provide a highly popular combination for performing artists. They have an excellent, bright, well-centered tone quality. These trumpets are very flexible models that permit broad dynamic changes without affecting the scale or tiring the player."
    Bore Size: 0.460
    Bell: 5", Yellow Brass One-Piece, B-Shape
    Valves: Top spring action, Monel metal, Hand-Lapped
    Total Length: 19 1/8"
    Net Weight: 2.1 lbs

    The chance that you are spitting more is unlikely. It is more probable that you are holding the horn at an angle that lets the moisture accumulate someplace where it can gurgle. Try sitting/standing up a bit straighter. That could solve the problem. Free blowing horns mean that you exhale more and that can transport more moisture.
  4. patkins

    patkins Forte User

    Nov 22, 2010
    Tuscaloosa, AL.
    Thanks Rowuk, That clears up things! Maybe the trumpet is a keeper after all.
  5. 70newport

    70newport New Friend

    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks everyone i will try changing my posture with the horn. If i can get this sorted out it would be great!

    thanks again.
  6. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    Have you tried cleaning out the horn? Dirt in the horn can cause moisture to accumulate. And it water condensation NOT SPIT!
  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Short of recommending you take 25 mg of Benadryl a half hour before you play, I have no other solution to recommend.
  8. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    here is a trick I use -- I mean if you are not certain if you want to keep the horn, if you want to keep it, and you just started playing a few years ago, maybe the spit think will work itself out. I often put a small cloth (cotton) between the rubber on the spit valve -- it seals the horn up good enough to not change the sound, and it usually wicks out excess spit quick enough to prevent the gurgling sound!!1
  9. Dave Mickley

    Dave Mickley Forte User

    Nov 11, 2005
    dad gum it, rowuk makes sense again. the bore has nothing to do with how free blowing a trumpet is, it's the design of the horn [lead pipe, bell flair and a host of other things]. more air through a horn means more of your breath which carries moisture from your body. learn to either empty your horn more or as he pointed out, to hold it in a different position. Played one of those horns once - great horn, enjoy it.
  10. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    I agree with this.

    I moved to a MUCH more free blowing trumpet a year and a half ago and it definitely accumulates more water than my Bach 37.

    My solution was to empty the spit valves more often.

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