Left-handed? Surely?

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  1. Churchman

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  2. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    How gauche! :roll:
     
  3. VetPsychWars

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    booooooooo

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  4. nieuwguyski

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    I'll admit I'm being a contrarian, but I'm thoroughly sinister -- left-handed, left-eye-dominant, left-footed when kicking a ball, etc. I play "right-handed" brass instruments with no problem, because that's what I learned on, but I can easily play a right-handed trumpet with my left hand. Playing one-handed is rather difficult, but Clark Terry solved that by having a pinkie ring soldered onto the bell.

    I'm sure this trumpet *could* be played right-handed pretty easily, but I doubt it plays so well that it would be worth making the accommodation.
     
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  5. Dupac

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    Everybody plays the flugelhorn without any problem to pass the right hand over the bell.
     
  6. rankamateur

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    An interesting piece! Have you noticed that you'll have a pipe in the way whether you play it left or right-handed?
     
  7. Buck with a Bach

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    Looked like it had an A-Bflat conversion valve there as well,plus an extra slide:oops::cool:
     
  8. rankamateur

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    I might be tempted to have a punt on this myself.
     
  9. VetPsychWars

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    I would guess the two slides are for high and low pitch. The rotary valve is indeed change to A.

    Tom
     
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    once again, stop calling me shirley
     

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