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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Joe, Feb 21, 2010.
Absolutely! Thank you Trumpetnick
Agreed. Makes total sense to me.
I play a Medium bore 1946 MC everyday. The tone is very creamy and projects well. I think the "dark, smokey" attributes are due in large part to the conical "cornet-style" leadpipe. In fact, the bore continues to taper through the crook of the tuning slide. Of course, the entire horn is extremely lightly braced which results in the increased feedback to the player, as mentioned - also some distortion of the low register (C,C# and D), due to the bell "bouncing": well, that's my take on it. The reversed leadpipe is IMO not a negative as it reduces resistance and makes the .454 Medium bore blow like a much larger horn.
The Martins are considered great horns for the loose slotting and the fantastic valves - solid nickel and smooth and fast. Extremely well made, very pretty, sounds good - just a great experience. A joy to play and I feel blessed to play mine, every single day!!