Pics of my new ZKT 1525!!!

Discussion in 'Horns' started by drac, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. drac

    drac Pianissimo User

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    Hello all,

    Just picked (no pun) up a new flugel from Pick Music and thought you would like to take a look. What a great horn. I just hope my playing can do it justice!! Hopefully the link work. The password should be flugel. Enjoy!

    Jon

    http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v289/aevin/
     
  2. trpguyy

    trpguyy Piano User

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    She's a pretty one, that's for sure! Enjoy those great Kanstul valves. I've played a few Kanstul flugels, but don't remember ever playing a copper bell. Very nice!
     
  3. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    I must say, that horn looks very nice.
    I also must say that the construction of flugels are very interesting.
    the mpc is below the bell, and the valves, don't get me started on those.
     
  4. trptbenge

    trptbenge Pianissimo User

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    I have always thought that the 1525 was the best flugelhorn I have ever played & I have played a lot of them.

    It has such a nice dark and mellow tone that sounds so nice. Of course you got it from PICK music who not only has very competitive prices on all their trumpets and flugelhorns but also provides outstanding service. It looks great!

    Mike
     
  5. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Jon,

    Congratulations on your good taste (I have the same horn :) )

    Enjoy.

    Regards,

    Trevor

    PS. I found that a brighter sounding mouthpiece balanced well with it but I don't want to start you on a mp safari. If you're happy with the one you've got go with it!!
     
  6. drac

    drac Pianissimo User

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    What mouthpiece do you use?? I have found the same thing. Big mouthpiece on that thing and it sounds like a melophone!! I have the Kanstul 7c. I think it is a good combination. I must say, as nice as this horn sounds it is definitely not the traditional flugel sound. I guess for some that could be good or bad. I happen to like it and the great valves, and terrific intonation don't hurt either. I hope I get a lot of opportunities to play it, for some reason flugels are very underutilized in traditional settings. Thanks for the congrats....

    Jon
     
  7. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi,

    I use a GR 3FL..the older GR flugel piece. I believe the new FD is a more 'traditional' flugel mp and the cup is deeper and bore bigger. I have a Denis Wick which is like that and I find it just a bit too much. The 3FL is comparatively shallower and more 'trumpet' like. If you like the sound of the Kanstul 7c stick with it. Agree with you about the sound...but isn't it absolutely fantastic??

    Work those valves in and they'll feel even better. Intonation is as good as any of my trumpets.

    I try to use it whenever I can. If anybody says 'come and have a blow, we're doing standards' I grab Fake books and flugel and just relax and play. If you play in a big band then try it on balads (particularly soloing). Around Xmas, carols sound great on it. Try Haydn on it as well..sounds fantastic, particularly the second movt. I also find that it suits my mentality as a musician. If I pick up a trumpet like most other guys once I'm warm I'll blast away to the top of my range (ego thing). There's not a lot of point on the flugel (you can but it just doesn't cut through) so it forces you to look at how 'musical' your playing is. If I'm improvising on flugel I'm hearing more melodic lines than I would do on trumpet (but probably less rhythmically challenging).

    Anyhow, it's just my take on it.

    Regards,


    Trevor
     

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