Puje Trumpets

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  1. Tim80

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    Anybody play one?

    Tim
     
  2. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Obviously not Tim.

    I must admit that I also would be interested in hearing what people think. They look like fun.. I played Andy Taylors quatertone trumpet last summer (which has a similar slide on the bell side of the valve block) and I thought it was a great idea. The concept of a shorter trumpet is also interesting.

    Regards

    Trevor
     
  3. TheGlue

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    Tim,

    I play a Puje and it is a nice sounding professional instrument. It doesn't project as well as a trumpet, but the intonation is good and the sound is very nice. It took me a couple of days to get used to the blow, but when I did, I was really able to vary the sound of the instrument to match what I wanted to sound like. It can sound quite bright with a trumpet mouthpiece. Play it softer and the sound is more like a cornet. Put in a Curry TF mouthpiece and it can do the job of a flugelhorn.

    -Erik
     
  4. Tim80

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    Erik and Trevor,
    Thanks for the input. I can't wait to recieve the Puje. I'll post when I recieve it.

    Tim
     
  5. Tim80

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    I recieved the Puje today. It is a great sounding instrument. I got what I expected. The trumpet plays well with a dark tone. A fun little trumpet. It is about the size of a cornet. Valves were ok. Not great but servicable. Fit and finish is ok. Not as good as most high end horns but again servicable. But the tone is really neat. I put a Bach 6B in it and it had a dark almost flugel like tone. Then I played it with a GR e65MS and it sounded almost like a cornet. With the DeNicola piece that came with it brightened up a bit.
    All in all I am not disappointed at all with the Puje. Especially considering the price.


    Tim
     
  6. camelbrass

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    Tim,

    Sounds like fun. Have you come to grips with the slide off the bell yet?

    Regards

    Trevor
     
  7. Patrizio

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    I am resurrecting this post to ask you guys if you have any idea of the price of Pure trumpets....Thanks
     
  8. Claude Gnocchi

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    I had one and sold it.....sorry I did as the designer/builder Bobby DeNicola died a few years back......the Pujes could become a rare collector's horn worth much more than you paid for it. The one I had was a very well built instrument that played very well....it just wasn't significantly different than about 30 other horns I had (as far as playing it). Don't get rid of it as it may become very rare in some years.....I still have about 3-4 DeNicola mouthpieces I bought from him, will never get rid of those; theyare in my opinion, superior to many others out there.
     
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  10. veery715

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    Note that the site listed is for new instruments fashioned after the original DeNicola Puje. I think flugelgirl has one. I have an original Puje which was refinished in copper plate by Mike Del Quadro. It's a player.
     
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