Multiple horns

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jcheze, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes.
     
  2. jcheze

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    Goldsby, OK
    I'm assuming your reply implies that either type horn will do. :-)
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

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    Yup. For me, our personal power to finesse ratio is a major factor, and that constantly evolves. Personally, I'm more of a finesse player, and prefer lighter horns, but I can play plenty loud without the sound breaking up. Other finesse players prefer medium or heavy horns.

    Power players like light, medium, and heavy horns too.

    Master what you have, and wait for the right horn to find you.
     
  4. jcheze

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    Goldsby, OK
    Thank you.
     
  5. Kujo20

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    I've got a small collection of horns that I play, but I only perform with three.

    1: My Taylor is used the most, by far. Jazz, blues gigs, concert (classical), and church.
    2: I use my flugel for jazz, solo, and church
    3: Once in a while I'll use my Coprion Director in concert band or for jazz. Not too often, but it's a fun little horn with a nice sound.

    Kujo
     
  6. stevesf

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    took me a while to learn this.....in the immortal words of Clint: "A man's got to know his limitations"
    (substitute woman/her ladies ;-))
     
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  7. tpsiebs

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    Before I saw the light, I had a Bach Strad Large Bore with a 72 lightweight bell (set up for bell tuning). I played orchestra, quintet, jazz, big band - virtually ANYTHING and it worked - given that I picked the right mouthpiece. This horn could be quite the flame thrower although it is strenuous to play. The large horn and the lightweight bell make for an interesting combination. I still have the original 25 standard bell. It has Dillon's copy of a JBS Gap adjuster and a Saturn water key. Blows very freely.

    Like boats, this trumpet could be for sale.

     

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