Rotary trumpets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Kujo20, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Kujo20

    Kujo20 Forte User

    Sep 29, 2010
    How are the differences in your guys' bell materials in the rotaries? Are most of them red brass/rose brass?
  2. piccolomaster

    piccolomaster Pianissimo User

    Jan 23, 2008
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Hi. I have two rotary trumpets. A Scherzer Bb/A rotary piccolo trumpet, a Ganter C rotary trumpet. The bells on the Bb/A piccolo trumpet and the Ganter C trumpet are gold brass. You can get bells that are yellow brass. Not sure if they have red or rose brass. I believe the more copper content in the bells (eg. Red, Rose and Gold Brass) gives the trumpet a much more richer and/or darker sound but that's just my opinion. I hope this helps.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
  3. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 22, 2007
    Marcellus, NY
    I have a rotary Bflat and a pic as well as two Civil war era Bflat and Eflat rotary saxhorns. They are a nice change from piston instruments
  4. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    Claudio Roditi plays rotary valve trumpets, and Jimmy Owens always has played rotary valve flugelhorns.

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