Vienna Key Worth

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  1. Msen

    Msen Piano User

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    I live in the Horn
    I understand him. I buy all sorts of useless instruments and end up practicing with just one horn. I keep the others around in case I go on holidays

    Keep buying, but first make sure you have a trumpet that is a good fit for you
     
  2. tk1031

    tk1031 Pianissimo User

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    Hi. Question for the OP. Who are you? How old are you? Where are you? I have asked before, when I was sent some private messages, and I never got any answers, other than you post here (a lot). Just wondering before I go into my standard 4 paragraph disertaion on the klapper keys, what they are for, and why they not be a great idea. Also, I think a few others are curious to.
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

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    I'd love to read your four paragraph dissertation on the klapper keys and why they might not be a great idea!
     
  4. rowuk

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    Yup, curious too.........

     
  5. Peter McNeill

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    Me two, curious too...
     
  6. Peter McNeill

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    And just to lighten us up a bit, I once had a car that went like the "Klappers" but it eventually became "Klapped out" - just wondering if there is a relation to the "Klapper Key".

    Just to get us back on topic - well off the main topic so to speak.
     
  7. tk1031

    tk1031 Pianissimo User

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    The short story is weight. All that extra crap on the main tuning slide is heavy. And it dampens the horn down making it that much harder to play. It does give some people a little more security in the upper range, but it's better to just learn how to play up there IMHO.
     
  8. gunshowtickets

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    2nd.
     
  9. tk1031

    tk1031 Pianissimo User

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    But trumpet players are also gear heads. That's why we like mechanical triggers, vented valves, rimless bells, adjustable gap, blah blah blah blah blah blah infinitum ad nauseum
     
  10. tk1031

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    In fact, I have noticed the more bracing, crap, windings etc... The harder it is to play in the upper register
     

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