Myth or Fact

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by SteveRicks, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. duanemassey

    duanemassey Piano User

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    I tried a hand-hammered bell once. Bruised the hell out of my hand, but didn't seem to help the sound....
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    I like the dents and the tarnish on my vintage horns ---- it shows that they have been played. The dents and tarnish give them character --- and besides when the audience sees me whip out my vintage horns, and play something so beautiful ---it is even more impressive that such an old horn could play so well. Glad I am able to hold the old horn while it plays itself!!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL --OK, I am old too --- so it looks more impressive -2 old relics working together to produce fine fine music ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    How about after the hand swelling went down?
     
  4. duanemassey

    duanemassey Piano User

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    It was my left hand, so it didn't really matter (even to my keyboard playing). I think I might try zinc-plating next....
     
  5. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    What do you you hope to gain with a zinc plated hand?
     
  6. duanemassey

    duanemassey Piano User

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    I could galvanize my audiences?
     
  7. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    and I suppose you zinc zats funny?
     
  8. duanemassey

    duanemassey Piano User

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    My humor is as questionable as my classical playing.
     
  9. JediYoda

    JediYoda Mezzo Piano User

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    Myth #345 --- 70 years ago when a company made a trumpet they were all Professional horns! Stands to reason since they had no STUDENT models....
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If the dents and dings are not major and in the bell, the differences in response are negligible. The horn function to "launch" the sound is based on the general taper and vary with frequency. The higher notes are more directional, have less acoustic power and therefore excite the bell to a far smaller degree. Lower notes are easier to play and the bell resonances are spread out more.
     

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