The Trumpets Are Closed?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bachstul, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Bachstul

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    Yes! Dr. Richard Smith worked 12 years for Boosey & Hawkes ( I almost bought a B&H Flugel on ebay from some one in Scotland from his era) as chief designer and technical manager and became responsible for the Besson family.


    I was comical and discredited him in my original post to hide any bias of my opinion, Trevor.
     
  2. Bachstul

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    thank You
     
  3. Bachstul

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    What about it? :dontknow:

    A technical forum?

    Well, every time I think I've posted the Grammy Thread for 2009, I receive feedback, "It's been posted before. Go read up over there." So, I can't blame anyone for feeling that way, I guess it has....


    But maybe DHbaily didn't contribute the last time this topic came up.

    I enjoyed reading his post.

    Maybe Rowuk is inspired to post further, this time, into his research, since he has learned more even yet.

    Or, maybe we should put our noses in a 1978 Encyclopedia Britannica and pull the chord on the internet.

    "Boring?"..... The best advice I ever heard when someone was bored was that they should get a new job, or a new hobby.
     
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  4. Vulgano Brother

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    Problem is a technical forum and a voodoo forum would be the same here. I like both, but we'll have those that believe that perfectly round tubing loses energy, other that say it doesn't.

    As much as I enjoy the physics of the trumpet I prefer looking at pictures of Jennifer Aniston.

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  5. ComeBackKid

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    Hoooo boy! Now I can't even let my wife catch me looking at TM!
     
  6. ComeBackKid

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    Boy! Ain't dat da trooot??

    Then there are the questions of materials, reverse leadpipes, how much conical bore?, brace placement, adding (or subtracting) mass.

    One only needs to look at the recent embouchure breakthrough fiasco to see what it would turn into. But........Sounds fun!! Let's do it!!
     
  7. Sofus

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    You´re right! When I first suggested that we scould have
    a Technical Forum, one of the things that soon came up
    was the question "Who should be allowed to answer?".

    One realizes that only a few have the qualifications it
    takes to give good answers, and although I´m an engineer
    myself, with knowledge about wave physics etc., I only
    consider myself being able to POSE relevant questions,
    not to answer them.

    The two persons I know are qualified enough are rowuk
    and NickD, but I´m sure that there are others, and the
    discussion about WHO are allowed to answer must be
    taken internally in the moderators group or the between
    those who already are "the chosen ones".
     
  8. rowuk

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    Nick, we can argue that the bell end is acoustically closed too. That is how the standing wave gets started. The acoustic impedance of the "unterminated" bell actually reflects most everything back into the horn. The leakage, due to horn theory lets the audience get at least a portion of what is going on.

    My take is that there are two levels of acoustic "isolation" between the chops and audience-at the mouthpiece and somewhere in the bell flare depending on frequency!
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

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    Thanks, Sofus. Another picture of Jen:
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  10. rowuk

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    Sofus,
    we really don't discuss this at all. Quite often the moderator with the most brains is the one who changes the subject. Reality checks are really useful when the going gets geeky!

    I have to admit, Jennifer Aniston does not really improve the thread though unless we are discussing practice makes perfect. She has her makeup down.
     

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