Rotary trumpets

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  1. Kujo20

    Kujo20 Forte User

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

    piccolomaster Pianissimo User

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    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.

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  3. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    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

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    Claudio Roditi plays rotary valve trumpets, and Jimmy Owens always has played rotary valve flugelhorns.
     

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