Plated vs. Lacqured vs. Raw Brass

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpet Dreamer, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Jackson Arch

    Jackson Arch Piano User

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    Agree with above responses. If the lacquer on your Getzen is in great shape, LEAVE IT ON THERE.

    I just stripped a 1957 Olds Ambassador cause its appearance was fearsome...and, even though it sounds better to me now, I won't say that out loud on the forum cause it might start another discussion! ;-)
     
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    It's okay. Raw's cool !:cool:
     
  3. Jackson Arch

    Jackson Arch Piano User

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    Darn tootin, Sir! I am beginning to take a real liking to raw brass (still wouldn't strip one with nice lacquer, though). And unlike my beloved home, Old Virginia, my raw horns tarnish reeeeeaaal slow out here in Oklahoma. Only need polish every few weeks or so. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Dale Proctor

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    Ever notice how much better your car drives right after you wash it? It's like, somehow, when it's prettier, it runs better...:cool:
     
  5. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    What part of the Old Dominion you hail from sir?!
     
  6. Jackson Arch

    Jackson Arch Piano User

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    Early years near a small town called White Stone next to the Bay, then Henrico County just west of Richmond.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Live in Henrico and been to White Stone? Small world!
     
  8. leftmid7

    leftmid7 Mezzo Piano User

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    anyone heard of this guy 'melsflute' on ebay that does finish jobs out of his shop in Louisville? Work looks good. For $209 he'll do this sick satin bead finish that just looks so cool or $300 for a brushed finish, lacquered or non-lacquered...
     
  9. Jackson Arch

    Jackson Arch Piano User

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    Small world indeed, Sir. May have heard of Douglas S. Freeman H.S., then. Looks like I have derailed this thread...

    Not familiar with melsflute, myself. Why refinish when you can have some raw brass!! :D Just kidding, of course.
     
  10. JediYoda

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    I purchased recently in the last 3 months and Old`s Ambassador for under $70.00 USD.
    The person who owned it before I, did a terrible job removing all the lacquer.

    I play this horn quite a bit. It slots as good as any trumpet I have ever played in the upper register.

    But, as far as looks go, this trumpet just looks cool in raw brass!!
    It presently is being professionally stripped by Ackright in Oakland!!
     

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