Lampshades

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bloomin Untidy Musician, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    After many years of frustration with my "Martin Committee" trumpet i have finally saved up my pennies and bought a nice shiney top of the range Jupiter trumpet. I must say it is a beaut, and it also has the advantage of playing quite well as well. Subsequently, my committee is now looking sad and unemployed.
    Last night when i was watching the title sequence of the Waltons in my conservatory, i had a brilliant idea; instead of investing in a new lampshade, i should turn my Martin Committee into a lampshade!!! It would serve two functions;as a light, and punishment for all those years of making me split notes, and restricting my range.
    Anyway, to cut a long story short, i have all the design credentials of British Leyland, and need some ideas of how to turn it into fashionable lampshade.

    Yours always


    B.U.M.
     
  2. MTROSTER

    MTROSTER Piano User

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    Hey Bloomin', surely you mean a lamp rather than a lampshade. Anyway it's pity to ruin a good Martin. Why not sell it to some unsuspecting trumpet player who drools over one of these horns?(It seems that there are a lot of them)?:evil:

    Mikey
     
  3. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    Good point lamp, with a lampshade.

    You are right. It is potentially trumpet porn!
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    You could run fiber-optics through the leadpipe, then out the bell (and spit valves) without damaging the retail value--you could get a nifty fireworks effect to represent all the missed notes!

    Have fun, and send us a picture!
     
  5. Phil Kersh

    Phil Kersh Pianissimo User

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    Or you could just pull the middle valve and run an electrical line through. But that would make it an awfully wide lamp, wouldn't it? I do like the idea of turning it into a bit of eye candy though.
     
  6. ComeBackKid

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    Hey, I have a couple of trumpets that will look just as good when made into a lamp - I'll send you one (along with some drawings of how to make it into a lamp) in exchange for your Committee - I'd rather play it than let it hold up a light bulb.
     
  7. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I will take it off your hands and restore it. What year is it? How much?

    I can't bare to see it being turned in to furniture.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    Measure the outside diameter of the leadpipe - drill a matching hole in the wall - insert leadpipe - fill bell with an LED torch (flashlight) - aim it at the front door and you can illuminate unwanted visitors. ROFL
     
  9. rowuk

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    The power cord can be run through the spit valve.

    Finally a post that in the end will be a troublemaker, but puts some "old" horns into perspective!
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait, B.U.M! I bet with some heavy bottom caps, finger-buttons and a new mouthpiece your Martin will play great!






    (tee-hee!)
     

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