trumpet stand... the dark side?

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  1. JRgroove

    JRgroove Mezzo Piano User

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    This is being discussed as an aside in a different thread. I thought the topic deserved it's own thread.

    I use a trumpet/cornet stand in my practice room. I usually play for about ten minutes at a time. Although, I might do this 3-5 times spread across the day. It's so easy to just pick up the horn and start playing.
    If I keep the horn in the case, I always zip I shut. My worst fear is that my wife or son will pickup the unzipped case and the horn will spill out. It's kind of a hassle to unzip the case to get the horn out a bunch of times throughout the day.

    If I were playing out somewhere, I might be more inclined to use the case. However, I also play keyboard. Sometimes I might need to jump off the keys to play a part on the trumpet and then back to keys. A stand seems helpful here also.

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  2. gunshowtickets

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    I have a "trumpet table" where the horns stay out. Keeps them close at hand for easy practice and I'm like you, married I or someone else may pick up a shut-but-not-locked case because, as the saying goes, "Out of sight, out of mind."

    How is a stand "the dark side"?
     
  3. Kevin Whiting

    Kevin Whiting Piano User

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    Yup, I do the same thing. One stand for home, one stand for gigs.

    JRgroove - appears you are a mouthpiece collector.

    Kevin
     
  4. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    I really only care to use my stand during long rests otherwise I hold it or lock it in the case. I don't put my cornets on them at all because I think it will warp the bell more
     
  5. trickg

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    I like having a stand in my practice room, although prior to me getting an additional stand, I always just used the open case, zippering it shut if I was going to leave it for any length of time.
     
  6. dangeorges

    dangeorges Pianissimo User

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    What's with all the mouthpieces?
     
  7. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    Not exactly smellin' what you're cookin' here.
     
  8. Chrisb

    Chrisb Pianissimo User

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    I'm always afraid to use a stand - not because of potential damage from the stand, but from my little girl. She is almost 2 and just love to "play" my trumpet. She does get some notes out, but if I leave the room, the trumpet goes in the case.
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    I never leave a horn on a stand at home. In fact, I never use a stand at home. When I finish practicing, the horn goes back in the the case.
     
  10. JRgroove

    JRgroove Mezzo Piano User

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    I'm like that :stars:
     

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