Olds Recording

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Rochdale UK
    I have an Olds Recording trumpet the lacquer is crazed, can i have opinions please about stripping it and leaving it raw? please ignore the brass smell on hands scenario as this can easily be resolved by applying Renaissance wax. i am more concerned with the effects on sound.
  2. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    I havent stripped my Recording yet, it is on the list, stripped my Mendez, no change in sound I could detect. Both horns lacquer about 50% gone.

    Regards, Stuart.
  3. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
    Go for it. if you were Wynton you MIGHT notice some small difference.
  4. phittle

    phittle Pianissimo User

    May 9, 2008
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    None of the fifteen Olds horns I own have much lacquer. I've stripped almost all of them save one Super cornet which amazingly possesses 95% lacquer. I don't think it has any effect upon the sound. I'd go for it.
  5. ChopsGone

    ChopsGone Forte User

    Jan 26, 2009
    Northern California
    On my Recordings, I prefer the opposite approach: have them professionally stripped and relacquered. They're much easier to keep clean, look better, avoid the need for periodic polishing off of residue, and the sound is just as good as ever.

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