Manny Playing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 9, 2003
    Sheffield, England, UK

    It all sounds like Manny to me.

    Now I've got pretty good ears, but they all sound like Manny. There are some differences, but my ears tell me that it has more to do with how easy it is for the man to make the sound he's going for.

    Trust me, it ain't the trumpet, it's the man.
  2. dcbrown1

    dcbrown1 Pianissimo User

    Oct 1, 2005
    Wow...great idea. There was a huge difference in my mind. The XLT was really bright...the LT and P1 seemed closer...the BIG difference in my mind was the jump from the 5 1/8 to 5 5/8 bell. I noted a big difference between the P1 and p3. I think I like the P3 the best (huge big sound)...but the P1 certainly has appeal too. Dave Brown
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  3. ebtromba

    ebtromba Pianissimo User

    I prefer the ones where manny plays...

    very nice, sir.
  4. Veldkamp

    Veldkamp Piano User

    Mar 29, 2004
    the Netherlands
    For the differences in weight, etc. you would expect bigger differences in sound. Maybe they are bigger when we're standing in front of the horn and not listening to a (lowbit) recording.

    But as Clarino and others already said, they all sound like Manny. You wouldn't expect any different off course if he's following Arnold Jacob's advise to play the sound in your head...;-)
  5. kerouack

    kerouack New Friend

    Nov 17, 2003
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  6. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    as we say in Boston (for our often spaced out $200 million left fielder):

    "It's just Manny being Manny"!

    Yeah, and sounding SMOKING as ever!


  7. loweredsixth

    loweredsixth Pianissimo User

    Mar 11, 2005
    Fresno, California, USA
    I like the last horn soooo much better. Of course, it all sounds like Manny, but there is a depth to the sound he gets on the AJNA that I don't hear on the other horns.
  8. ldwoods

    ldwoods Piano User

    Jan 20, 2006
    I must have listened to that clip about 10 times since first seeing it last night.

    I ranked them, but have been wondering something. I know this may come across as blasphemy, but would Manny play each horn exactly the same every time? What I am saying is that if we heard Manny play the LT 5 times in a row, would they all sound the exact same? Again, no offense intended, just a thought.

    From what I heard, here's the ranking:
    1st place - LT
    2nd place -Prana 3
    3rd place - Prana 1
    4th place - Prana Ajna
    5th place - XLT

    I am truly interested to hear what Manny thinks. How about it Manny, which one did you prefer playing and think sounded best?
  9. BudBix

    BudBix Pianissimo User

    Sep 25, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I like the LT and P3 best.
  10. bandman

    bandman Forte User

    Oct 16, 2004
    Lafayette, LA, USA
    I thought of the exact same question. I would also have loved him playing on horns that were not made by Monette to hear the difference.

    Based upon what I heard I like the Prana LT and the Prana Ajna, but if he played them all again I wonder if I might pick two different horns. Manny is such a fine player that he makes them all sound good, but I have a feeling that he could make a horn bought at Sam's Club sound good!

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