N - 1: Yes, it CAN happen SOMETIMES

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  1. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Is N-1 possible?

    Yes.

    Just look at the Classifieds - I am selling my Scherzer G picc... well, I bought a Selmer G directly beforehand, so it will be a case of N=N...
     
  2. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    I knew it wasn't possible. There's still no cure.

    (Congrats on the new Selmer.)

    Mike
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't understand. I have never played a Selmer G that fit in any real playing situation except perhaps Bolero with a french orchestra. The Scherzer on the other hand is so universal that it works as a C/D-trumpet alternative for Mozart, Haydn, Stravinsky, Bartok as well as the baroque era stuff.

    Barliman, can you explain?
     
  4. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Well, the Scherzer G worked well enough for me, until I recently had a hand injury (put my right hand through a glass door). My pinkie finger does not have the speed any more to work #4 valve on a rotary. And when the Selmer came along (with an aftermarket leadpipe), it worked perfectly (index finger of left hand on #4). And as I am not playing a G in any orchestral setting, just for solo work with string orchestra or organ, it is ok for me. But that perhaps is because the aftermarket leadpipe and my newly acquired Stork Vacchiano 4E work so very well together. In fact, by switching from the Scherzer to the Selmer I have gained slightly in upper range.
    But I am not saying that the Scherzer is not a marvellous instrument. It just does not do the job for me anymore, and that is not due to the instrument. In addition, I am doing most of my picc work on an early Selmer (even though I have a Stomvi Elite and a Votruba with #4 valve on the left hand), and the B/A picc and the G are so very similar in character that switching is easy.
    I may add that my Selmer G is a very early model, serial number dating it to 1971. I agree that the later models were a bit temperamental.
     
  5. PiGuy_314

    PiGuy_314 Pianissimo User

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    I'll admit, I clicked on this thread simply because I didn't believe it was possible..

    ~Noah
     
  6. tobylou8

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    And it isn't! ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  7. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Sorta!
     
  8. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Well I am contemplating N-5 or -6 at the moment, to counter my last and next.... so +1 , -5. +1 .....???

    and then there's that other one... maybe more -1s to come.

    I was convinced to move some museum quality horns to allow a couple of modern gems. It is a hard decision.

    I feel for Barliman.
     

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