"Lead Horns"

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  1. CJDJazzTpt

    CJDJazzTpt Pianissimo User

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    The best horn for lead... IMO is the Calicchio. The 1sZ/3rL or the 1s/2 or 1s/7.
    Calicchio has about 5 or more different models that are considered to be GREAT lead horns.
    Of course this is just my opinion but I think these horns will get the job done over all others for strictly lead playing. Models like the 1s/2 are dream lead horns but are great for Jazz and Commercial playing as well. Ask Freddie Hubbard!! He plays on a Calicchio 3/9 Large Bore. Chuck Findley plays on a 1s/2 and Lee Thornburg of the Tonight Show Band plays on a 3/7. Claudio Roditi plays a 3/9 Ultra. (Heavy model)
    I play a Calicchio R32 and I do ALL of my work on it. Right now I cannot even think of playing any other horn so that is why I will put my vote in on Calicchio!
     
  2. Mikey

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    I love the Scodwells. More expensive than a lot of other horns, but to me they combine the sound and core of a Bach with the zing of a Calicchio. Plus, they are assembled and tested by one of the best lead players around!

    :-)
     
  3. Heavens2kadonka

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    I plan on burning cars this coming week to figure out where the hell my refund check is, so maybe I'll be able to start some serious shopping soon...

    Van "I love the smell of kerosene" Bryant, II :twisted:
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    The best lead horn is the horn your favorite lead player is playing :lol:
    I can't sound like Faddis when I play his horn. I can't sound like Lew Soloff when I play his horn. Earl Gardner and I play similar equipment............when we switch horns we still sound like ourselves.
    The magic is in the players, not the horns.
    Wilmer
     
  5. Mikey

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    Wilmer, I totally agree with you.

    However, I like playing a horn that allows me to sound like "me" with the least amount of "adjusting" as possible.
     
  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    You play horns that don't take"acclamation time" :wink:
    I feel the same way!
    Love at first sight :lol: Of course, that's after an intense trial.
    Wilmer
     
  7. Heavens2kadonka

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    Ehh, stinks when you have to make a big response, but not enough time. I'll start here.

    I would really like to try a Schilke, but I don't know anyone really close to me who has ever really heard of trumpet makers other than Bach and Holton..... Lawlers are also difficult to find and play on, and I don't think I ever want to play on another V1 (Although the sterling silver bell sounds interesting!). Yeah, I sure wouldn't mind testing out some Eclipses!

    To tell you the truth, I am beggining to re-evalute my opinion of heavy = good, as well as bright sound = bad. Theres so much I want to try!

    Get to the other response later. Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel....

    Van
     
  8. wavestar

    wavestar New Friend

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    maynard's current horn

    Has anyone seen Maynard live this month.... he is apparently carrying a new MPrana prototype and a Flip Oakes WT... if you've seen him what's he playing :?:
     
  9. Mikey

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    He has a new Monette Prana XLT
     
  10. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    Wilmer, I definitely agree with that. Your sound will be perceived as the same no matter what horn you play on. However, I believe that there are horns that certain players are better suited for. Some people swear by the Bach Strad, while some swear at them! Every time I play my ambassador at band practice, some people ask why I would even consider using it over my two "big money" horns. My instructor, and the best high school trumpeter I've EVER heard plays on a Xeno, and I have yet to even like one! Though I haven't yet found a horn that suits me better than my Kanstul, I still wonder if there's some horn out in the woodworks that would knock my socks off!

    I need to go on a big playtesting roadtrip. I need to start mapping out locations to go to..

    Van
     

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