Rotary trumpet idea

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  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Wow!!! Thank you!
    I was only roughly conceptual, as I didn't bother to fish my horn out of the shed to measure valves, and notice that I drew the clear through path valve ports at the wrong locations...but still the look appealed to me. Recall I started this by having a spare Conn Vocabell bell...and imagined some extreme expression of the peashooter form as being the stylization realized.

    Your valve block design would be even better. I have since considered a two-stage third valve paddle that has a decent at the normal depressed location, then depress a tad harder/further to push out the third slide mechanically.
    I do not really like triggers. I find them disruptive.

    I wish to know more of your work!

    I would be nice to reference my humble input if you produce it...
    My name, for the record...Gordon Furr
     
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    Hopefully not as a dart board!
     
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    What is your company?
     
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    Aye....probably is. Sigh. Excited for naught.
     
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    I was thinking" Sweet Pea" could be a nice name for the model. .
    Easy to remember.. pleasant.
    The rounded bows could also look great on a line of trombones...rounded at ends pinched to a narrow waist. Ones eyes would tend to follow the motion of the end of the rounded lobe slide.
    Distinctive, stylish.

    Part of the reason for keeping the valve slides vertical was to essentially make them disappear from view of the audience...then what the audience sees is pretty much just the leadpipe and the bell (and of course the bows). It would be startling to an audience to HEAR something that PEELS like a bright lead trumpet but scarcely looks much more than you are blowing into a metal-bodied clarinet with an oddly large bell.

    Not absolutely necessary, but just what I had in mind. Minimize the appearance of mass...

    Hey, that gives me ANOTHER idea for a name:

    WEIGHTLESS. Or ZERO GRAVITY trumpet.



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    Gordon,
    Never as a dart board. And the idea sounds very interesting. So it would be nice to keep on the wall until I have an afternoon that I can try it out. And of course, should I ever make one, I will certainly mention you. :-D
     

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