Testing A Possible New Way To Tune A Trumpet

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  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    The Olds Studio also has that funky german silver nickel bell.
     
  2. Conntribution

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    My Buescher model 9 has a progressively thicker bell which gives off a high-pitched dull thud, which cannot be duplicated with the half connected leadpipe trick. Oh well, tried....
     
  3. motteatoj

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    I think some folks are missing that if you do this and you end up in the same place that you were prior, that is success!
    It just confirms what you already know, but still one in the 'plus' column for the method.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    Does the quality of the bow matter? I reread the initial post and it just says violin bow. I don't have one but the concept is intriguing.
     
  5. gmonady

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    I used a bass bow and it worked fine.
     
  6. fels

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    Tried it on Bach Strad 37

    No Bow

    Held the trumpet by the middle valve cap
    tapped bell with wood pencil
    adjusted tuning tube until it sounded close
    marked it
    it is where i usually tune
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    but also keep in mind - LIKE ME, that apparently "what I think" is in tune, might only be a matter of how I am thinking --- cause with my Olds Super, I was fully a 1/4" different, and this method proved to be the RIGHT SPOT!!!! -- the tuning meter confirms this
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    ???? - I think VB invented something that aids us in the visualization of sound waves -- sounds like his type of music --- ROFL ROFL ROFL

    Sound Looking - YouTube
     
  9. gmonady

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    Wow... I did not know a Lava lamp could simulate an Acid trip!
     
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