Silver vs. Gold

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 12erlgro, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    Like others here I play both silver and gold plated horns. The only difference I can detect is in the required cosmetic maintainance. Silver plate WILL tarnish, and quite quickly. Gold plate is much less labor intensive. It just very rarely changes its appearance. Given a choice, I will elect for the gold plate. I have, as an example, a gold plated King Liberty made back in 1927 that still looks new, and plays that way too.


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  2. Riley Ratcliff

    Riley Ratcliff New Friend

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    Considering the whole concept of thinking the sound that you want, I wonder if a gold trumpet that inspires a warmer perception of sound would bring out a sound that is actually warmer
     

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