New York Rotary!

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by pwillini, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. pwillini

    pwillini Pianissimo User

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  2. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    The 707 is the name of the bell, I believe. It is a very large diameter bell..

    Its a later model, as the earlier rotaries didnt have the "legs" on the leadpipe and tune slide.

    Faciebat Anno means "Manufactured in the Year of". I believe thats 1936, I cant really read it.

    Got all this entirely from the "Bachology" website. :D

    Van
     
  3. pwillini

    pwillini Pianissimo User

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    Thanks Van!

    Anyone seen one this age? Played one?

    It looks like a bargain but I'm sure it won't stay at this price. Are these as sought after as other New York Bachs?

    Peyton
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I owned one years ago. That horn was not something I would play in public. I am not a collector, I got rid of that horn. I had a Bach Bb that was made in 1926, I had a much younger horn that was far superior. Bach #159 went also.
    Wilmer
     
  5. pwillini

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    Wilmer,

    What about that horn kept you from playing it in public? Was it too dark? I've thought about it for church solos, would your's have worked better in that type of setting?

    Peyton
     
  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    It played like a bad rotary trumpet. The sound was brighter than I wanted, and the valves were just not good and reliable. The scale I could work with, but I did not care for this horn.
    It was an oddity, but not a horn to take on the gig to play.
    Wilmer
     

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