Just Wondering?????

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eclipse trumpets, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    I was wondering

    If a manufacturer gave you the chance to have any old model of trumpet reproduced to as exact detail as possible, what would you choose??
    When i say exact as possible i mean:-
    All lengths, dimensions, bends, thicknesses of material, mixtures of brass material (as close as possible) etc etc

    Basically bring it back into manufacture! Of course i dont know what the legal implications would be when doing that?


    There are many people on the forums who swear by older model horns,so i thought it might be interesting to see what would be the most popular.

    Regards

    Leigh
     
  2. SchilkeFan

    SchilkeFan New Friend

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    Hey Leigh,

    How about a 1953 Mount Vernon Bach?

    John MacGregor
    Waukesha, WI
     
  3. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    Hi John

    I didnt think it would take too long before that one made an appearance :)

    Regards

    Leigh
     
  4. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

    Olds Recording definitely, or some sort of New York Bach.
     
  5. DrunkIQ

    DrunkIQ Pianissimo User

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    This includes exact duplicated vavle sets? - this seems to be where everyone falls short of replicating old things... it can make a big difference..

    -marc
     
  6. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

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    How about a 2003 Eclipse? I think you could do that quite well Leigh! And, of course, as it's a replica of an "old" model, it'd have to be significantly cheaper! :razz:
     
  7. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    There's something very appealing in the look of an older Bach. My screen saver at the moment is Hub van Laar's take on the look..complete with nickel valve uppers and in raw brass.

    Elegant but very workmanlike and professional at the same time.

    Regards,

    Trevor

    PS Zig Kanstul did it successfully with the Chicago. Marc is right about the valves though, tough to get right. Actually having played a few Burbank Benges (alas no Chicago Benges) I think the shorter stroke valves on the Kanstul suit it better. Of course the best valves I've used are on my Taylor...very tempting to have the feel/style of an older trumpet with valves as good as these. But is it authentic?
     
  8. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Perhaps the Conn 36B/38B. When Conn moved its operations to Abilene (big mistake -- I hope Steinway is smart enough not to move operations to China) the Conn 38B jigs and mandrels were lost. Conn tried to get that horn back, but they couldn't remake their own horn.

    It would be interesting to do a horn that Conn couldn't do itself. This was the horn Maynard played for years.

    Jim
     
  9. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

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    As long as you don't replicate anymore Special Editions I'll be happy!! :lol:
     
  10. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    Although I've never played one, I'd be most interested in a Mt. Vernon - if only to compare it with the modern Bachs!
     

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