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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Jul 15, 2007.
Stop.....you're only confusing me.
I don't think the semantics are significant, aligning in only one plane with corks and felts (perhaps technically incorrect but for the lay person understandable as up and down which is a vertical motion) is probably better than nothing at all. Aligning by rotation (left/right which to the lay person represents a horizontal movement) or custom valve guides is something for a pro. At the end of the day, we just want the horn to play better - or believe that it does anyway.
Bob Reeves avoids "horizontal" and "vertical". He just uses the terminology up- and downstroke. The BrassBow ( The Brass Bow Music Co. ) uses the lay terminology.
Vertical Hold on my old TV stopped an up and down rolling of the picture.
Okay, so let's talk new horns....
...like my Getzen 900S. Shouldn't the horn come from the factory in perfect alignment? Or am I just dreaming? I can understand my old cornet & trumpet from the 60's having the felts worn out from all those blistering scale practices through the years, but my new horn.....an alignment already? Haven't dropped in a pot hole yet, should be good to go..... ..chuck
Why don't we have to adjust the TV any more?
Modern TVs have huge circuits on chips which provide those adjustments automatically, programmed to maintain the paramenters needed to prevent V & H roll. One old TV we had needed a kick in the underside to do it.
So on a rotary is vertical alignment horizontal and vice versa? Or am I just twisted.....?
Re: Okay, so let's talk new horns....
Depends on the manufacturer. Many times very tight tolerances increase the chance of a malfuntion. Super tight valves could hang if sombody squeezed the valve cluster too tightly. We can expect "reasonable" on a mass produced horn. Tweeking costs money and time - and that is not good for shareholder value for companies mass producing horns..............
It depends if your rotary is a Ganschhorn or not!
Not only ganschorns....my former trumpet teacher had a lechner rotary piccolo with upright action valves....
Sansone made some regular Bb trumpets in that configuration.