Lacquer or Nickel Finnish?

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  1. prls1power

    prls1power Piano User

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    Which type of finnish would have a brighter sound: nickel or lacquer? Which one would probably project better? Just curious, thanks! :D
     
  2. VetPsychWars

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    Modern lacquer versus nickel, the difference is so small that almost no one would be able to tell from behind the horn and certainly not from in front of the horn.

    Tom
     
  3. prls1power

    prls1power Piano User

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    OK, i understand that the difference may be small. Regardless of the size of difference, which one is gonna be brighter?
     
  4. Buck with a Bach

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    According to some of the old catalogs, the nickle horns would sound darker. Lacquer is brighter. reynolds stated this about their Argenta's( nickle silver) and then there's the 38B Conns:oops:
     
  5. VetPsychWars

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    Honestly? Whichever one you think it is. Your capacity for self-delusion is much greater than your capacity to distinguish between one or the other much less your ability to remember from one day to the next.

    You're much better served finding a horn you can play well regardless of the finish, and work your butt off to improve... unless you're a hack like me with too much money. :-)

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  6. SteveRicks

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    Nickel is brighter, lacquer is darker. Easy answer.
     
  7. prls1power

    prls1power Piano User

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    Thank you!
     
  8. gbdeamer

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    I agree with this.
     
  9. gmonady

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    A nickel for your thoughts.
     
  10. bach37

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    Double blind studies have shown that neither the player or the listener can tell the differance. Lacquer, silver, gold there is no differance.
     

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