Trumpets with brushed finish or antique lacquer finish

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Zach, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Zach

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    I'll just be blunt and say when it comes to an instrument, I have to really be attached to it. Also, I'm most sensitive to touch than my other senses. Therefore, I have been trying to find a great horn that isn't a monette that has this kind of finish or feel:

    http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/19/001/453/815/DV020_Jpg_Jumbo_585590.903_antique.jpg


    Not necessarily the color, but just that antique lacquer metal feel.

    Do you all know of any great and realistically priced trumpets of this kind?
     

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  2. Dave Mickley

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    you can get your favorite trumpet to look like this finish by talking to one of the guys who re-do trumpets [DQ trumpets, Tom Green and others].
     
  3. Brekelefuw

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    P Mauriat makes great trumpets with that finish.
     
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    This one plays great.

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  5. Zach

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    :shock: I think I may have just found the horn that is most perfect to me! P. Mauriat PMT-655 trumpet introduced by Adam MacBlane - YouTube

    Plus that model is available in the dark lacquer!

    Though I'm concerned on whether the sound quality would be worse with the dark lacquer finish?
     
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  6. Brekelefuw

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    There is no sound difference in the lacquer. I have played the 655 and the 700. In my opinion, the 700 is a superior instrument. In fact, I almost puchased one for myself two weeks ago, but I don't think the 700 comes in the finish you want.
     
  7. jiarby

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    Last year Trent had a great looking copper belled Kanstul 1504 with a brush finish that looked great.
    I'd call that first finish "antiqued"... reminds me of grandma's giant living room lamps with that same finish.
     
  8. barliman2001

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    Votruba of Vienna make one, or rather you can order every single instrument of theirs with that finish, including their upright rotary.
     
  9. Zach

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    Can you give detail as to why you think the 700 is the superior instrument? From what I've hear just on youtube, the 655 has a warmer fuller more pleasing sound to my ear, but I guess we all hear differently.

    BTW, thanks for the replies everyone. I'll keep searching
     
  10. Brekelefuw

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    I found that the 700 responded better in all registers, and had more range of colours in the sound. I could play with a good classical sound, as well as a peircing lead sound and a normal jazz sound.
    I found the 655 backed up when it was pushed, and wasn't as colourful a sound.

    This is all my preference though. Find a dealer and try them. It is the only way to pick a horn.
     

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