Most Beloved Horn

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  1. ConnDirectorFan

    ConnDirectorFan Fortissimo User

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    My favorite horn is Dale's 9A. :D (just kidding, everyone!) The closest I have is a 76A (well, not numerically speaking), although I can't say I have a clear-cut top favorite...I'll probably post something else here in a while...
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    The 9A is a looker, for sure, but for me, the Bach plays a bit better and has more of a "cornet sound". With a brass band style mouthpiece, the 9A sounds like a flugelhorn.

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  3. veery715

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    Just because it is so easy to play - my Puje.
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  4. Buck with a Bach

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    Well, saves you from buying a flugle, then:oops::lol::roll:
     
  5. Dale Proctor

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    True, but I already have one...an Olds L-12.
     
  6. Buck with a Bach

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    oops, forgot about that one, Dale:dontknow::roll::oops:
     
  7. Buck with a Bach

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    Guess out of the horns I have here now, the Olds Custom Crafted with a LB is fast becoming my favorite. The camera and I aren't on the same page right now,though. Out of all the horns I've ever had in my possesion, the LB Strad that I had back in the late '70's into the '80's is my all time fav.................:roll::oops:
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    Yeah, Buck, my favorite trumpet is my '76 Bach Strad ML 43. It has no shortcomings...it's just that I like cornets a bit more than trumpets.
     
  9. ChopsGone

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    Agreed. If we'd been allowed to list more than one horn, mine would have been up there in short order. It's an amazing example of someone doing things a little differently, but always for a valid reason. The on-the-fly tuning slide, the compactness, the angle of the bell section - it all makes sense, and it all works. My only complaint about mine is that I wish he'd used Olds or Selmer or some other valve body instead of mostly Blessings. Maybe an interchangeable receiver might have been worth trying, too - it's so hard to think of a Puje as a trumpet when it looks and feels so much like a cornet.
     

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