Take my rotary????

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrassBandMajor, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

    Jan 13, 2015
    Well, I just had nice practice on my new rotary horn.
    We have a 'gig' concert for the parents on Thursday this week.
    Today is Monday, and we have a rehearsal on a Wednesday.
    Which leaves me tomorrow the last day to ask our band director if I could use my rotary horn.
    My teachers doesn't recommend it but I just went through our repertoire in today's practice and I sounded pretty good.
    My mother thinks it's better than my old Yamaha sound.
    I think it's more brighter, fatter and projects better.
    Should I use my rotary for the gig concert or just leave it?
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Bring both horns to the gig. Which one you play will be the call of the conductor.
  3. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

    Jan 13, 2015
    ok...... but for preference what do you think it's better?
  4. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    I think we would have to hear you playing both to make an informed judgement, you cannot really tell from behind the bell, if your mum thinks the rotary sounds better, good, it now depends what your band director thinks.

    Regards, Stuart.
  5. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

    Jan 13, 2015
    Ok, I will take it on Wednesday.
    AFter the rehearsal I will ask him which is better.
    And then by his recommendation I will take 'the chosen one' to the gig.
  6. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Take my rotary...please.
  7. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

    Jul 5, 2010
    Vienna, Austria, Europe
    I hope your band director is not the same person as your teacher... I hope the right formula would be "your former teacher", I think!
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I would say a rotary trumpet in a section of piston horns is sub optimal. Crescendos do not develop the same way, edge is different. Intonation issues are elsewhere.

    We are not cool by what we have, rather by how we play.
  9. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

    Feb 1, 2015
    Yea it's a lot "cooler" if someone really knocks it out with a Bundy
  10. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I agree with this 100%. BBM, it seems to me - and I base this on what you've posted and threads you've started in the time you've been active here on the forum - that you get pretty caught up in the novelty of what gear you own. You just HAD to have a rotary horn, but then you wanted to find a good deal, or find something cheap, rather than to do your research to find a really solid, well made rotary horn. I suppose all of this is ok though - new gear makes people happy, and that's just fine. I know a guy who has bought and sold hundreds of guitars, and all of them below the $500 threshold. It's always made me wonder why he does that rather than to invest in a nice, well-made electric guitar, even if it costs him a fair bit more, but he does, and that's ok.

    With this situation though, like Rowuk says, if you are playing in a section of piston horns, leave it at home. What you think sounds great in the practice room might clash with the other players in the section.

    On a side note, is your mother a trumpet player or musician? If not, her opinion should probably be taken with a grain of salt, as she may be telling you what she thinks you want to hear about your new rotary trumpet.

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