Light weight trumpet

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  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    On a Bach lightweight:
    All the tubing is yellow brass - not Nickel Silver for ferrules and slide receiver tubes
    The slide tubing has a thinner wall than the standard 180. This is where is loses its weight.

    On a side issue, the large bore bach uses thinner wall tubing as well - the inside is slightly larger (0.462") and the outside is the same as the ML
     
  2. trumpetsplus

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    But after a couple of liters it is hard to keep things in perspective.
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    = cheap?
     
  4. Sethoflagos

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    Oddly enough, my YTR-6335HS, supposedly a 'heavyweight', is 2lb 6oz. A flyweight in comparison to the 4lb 1oz of the Inderbinen Studie.
     
  5. 9horn

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    The Stomvi 8959 is said to be the lightest weight horn on the market.
     
  6. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Lightest hooter I have is my Benge #7 (some of you have read the story, the horn that followed me from Dublin to Munich). A great sound, wonderful valves - and a featherweight in my hands. Just came home from a 10-hour gig (rehearsals and soundcheck from 2 pm till 6, then concert (heavy picc stuff) from 7 to 10, then after concert party with the big band playing dance music...) the picc felt heavier than the Benge!
     
  7. Ed Kennedy

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    But, it gets lighter with use.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    A Getzen Eterna Classic is also 2.44 lbs - inclusive of Monette B6 mouthpiece.
     
  9. trickg

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    I'm an unabashed Schilke fanboy. Having said that, there is a reason I'm a fan of Schilkes. In short, they are amazingly well designed and fantastically well built, and I'm not sure that you can get any other horn that is put together that well for less.

    The S series is a bit heavier than the B series, but still lightweight by some standards. I own and use a B6 and it's great for a lot of things, but it's a bright horn, and it's not the tightest slotting trumpet I've ever played. The B1 might be a better choice, but you could also check into an S32. Depends on how much you are willing to spend - I don't undertake purchasing a new trumpet lightly, nor do I replace my horns very often, so when I make a purchase, I do it knowing that I'm probably going to gig the horn for the better part of a decade.
     
  10. coolerdave

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    you might consider a nice cornet
     

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