Picc for quintet/chamber

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forte User

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    I've played a Schilke P5-4 for years, but am interested in getting a picc for quintet and chamber/solo playing. I want something a little sweeter in sound than the Schilke. Here's what I've been thinking about:

    -Selmer Paris
    -Lawler
    -Benge

    What would you guys go for?
     
  2. BigBadWolf

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    I have the Yamaha 9820C (the one w/4th rotor). It is the best piccolo that I have ever played (and I have played quite a few).
     
  3. RG111

    RG111 Piano User

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    I really like my Scherzer. Its more work than my P54, but I much prefer the sound. You might have to try more than one to get what you like, but its worth a shot.
    Good luck in your search!

    Roy
     
  4. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

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    I used to play the long bell Yammie until I got my Selmer, I find it works better for quintet work, and I personally thinks it works great for everything else, one of the better investments I've made.
     
  5. Rgale

    Rgale Mezzo Forte User

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    The Scherzer or Selmer- if you find good ones - are really good for that kind of playing. Just depends on which sound you like.
     
  6. B15M

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    My Selmer isn't very good. Even with the Blackburn lead pipe it still plays out of tune. Great sound though.
     
  7. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

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    Have you played any of these?
    If not - do that before you expect our opinions to match yours or otherwise.
    If you can find a bunch of trumpeters who will agree on which is the best piccolo (or anything else) I would suggest that they are all freaks.

    Of those you mentioned - I would go for the Benge, but ahead of that I would put Yamaha, Getzen, Kanstul, F Besson, Blackburn, Scherzer, Galileo, Eclipse (when it is finally finished) - all of whom I would take over the Schilke.

    You need to find the piccolo that works best FOR YOU, not the one that works best FOR US.

    I have only played a couple of piccolos I would play in preference to my F Besson, and I can't afford those (Blackburn and Galileo), but not everyone would agree on that. Some people seem to like the Schilke :shock:

    If you want a different sounding piccolo, try some out - if you like the sound you make on it, that is the one FOR YOU.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Well, I guess I was mistaken. I thought this was a place to ask advice from others and learn from what other people have experienced. You know, as much as I enjoy the Manny/Wilmer sections of TM, I think that the people on TH are a little more eager to help each other out (though this is not a rule).

    Thank you to those of you who had an opinion and were kind enough to share it.
     
  9. sinfoniantrumpeter

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    Mr. Peabody,

    Have you thought of using a Louisville leadpipe on your P5-4? I have had great experiences with Cliff's pipes. I have found that they typically play much "darker" than stock pipes and they just might be what you need. It would be a lot cheaper than buying a new horn!

    best of luck
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Good idea! I was thinking of trying that. Thanks!
     

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