PLEASE READ - Contest Entry Suggestions

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Horn of Praise, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Horn of Praise

    Horn of Praise Pianissimo User

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    The question had been asked, in another thread, if TrumpetMaster/Eclipse Grand Opening Contest entries can be edited/modified.

    Yes!!! And as a former winner I would encourage it. Especially when you consider the fact that Leigh MacKinney has stated his intentions of building a $5,000 "dream" horn.

    I "tweaked" the White Lightning entry several times. Here is what I did:

    1) I printed a "hard" copy so I could refer to it whenever something new "popped" into my head.

    2) I let other people (my wife in this case) read it. Did it "say" the same thing to her as it did to me? Was I "crystal clear" in my wording? Second opinions can be helpful and valuable.

    3) I took the time to correct spelling and grammatical errors. No...no entries are going to be "evaluated" on these things. But, I wanted the presentation to be as appealing as possible. Something that is easier to read "can" make a better "first impression". I am just as happy with my original entry today as I was back in April. I wouldn't change a thing.

    4) I made sure that my entry was unique in relation to all others, so that it would stand out more.

    5) I was reasonably sure that Leigh's "current" shop technology could build the horn as described.

    Basically, I didn't know what Leigh was looking for, so...I attempted to give him something that he would "enjoy" and "look forward" to making.

    I just wanted to re-invigorate your creative juices, folks. We have quite a bit of time left. Put it to good use. Good luck! :D

    All the best.
     
  2. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    Thanks much for the bit of advice.

    I took one look at what I wrote and was horrified at the layout and explanations of some items.

    Say, is Leigh going to take points off for spelling? You know words like color instead of colour? :D

    Liad Bar-EL
     
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    I say "Potaytoe", you say "Potaaato".
     
  4. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    Ok Toots!

    Gotta tel ya , u aint gonna wyn nuffin wit spellin liker dat!

    Regards

    Lee
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Wye knot?
     
  6. Skip

    Skip Piano User

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    Hey Toots,

    There's a nice suggestion for the contest-----the pretzel, otherwise known as the "Wye Knotts".
     
  7. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee Piano User

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    Where are all of the entries? This is a competition... for a $5,000.00 trumpet!

    Surely you have been on a gig, practicing, or in a rehearsal, when you've thought about changing something on your trumpet... cuz lawd knows... it's NEVER the player! If you have a sound in your head that you'd like to hear, put it into an idea for a trumpet design. What would the trumpet look like that could produce such a sound?

    If you've seen pictures of the Vortex, and the Banshee, you KNOW that Leigh is up to the challenge. If you've seen pictures of the Equinox, you know that he's also a smart man! :D

    Best of luck!

    Bruce
     
  8. Horn of Praise

    Horn of Praise Pianissimo User

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    Bruce, my friend, I have to agree...

    I thought that there would be more people out there in "TrumpetLand" who would love to have a custom, one-of-a-kind, FREE horn. :shock:

    Maybe everybody else is scared off because the current entries are so good???!!!??? :wink:

    I mean, really, it isn't that hard to come up with an idea. Even though I can't enter again, Dawn and I came up with an idea anyway. The ultimate Jazz Horn...something that Miles Davis would play. 8) I wish I could describe it...but I can't. I have to play fair. After the contest is over and a winner is chosen, I'll share it with you...just for kicks.

    All the best.
     
  9. Skip

    Skip Piano User

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    Hey Paul,

    Ypu can enter your idea under my name - I'll share. :D
     
  10. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

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    I'd suggest that people are sitting back, tweaking their entry and don't want to 'take the cover' off it until just before deadline.

    At least, that's what I'm doing :wink:
     

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