What do you guy's think of a Rimless Bell????

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by lovevixen555, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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  2. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Sorry, lv555, I didn't mean to set you off. I have been a do-it-yourselfer, self-taught, my whole adult life. Electronics, engines, computers, woodworking, photography, appliance repair, plumbing, boat repair from stem to stern, jukebox repair, transmission repair, writing, publishing, automobiles, sheetrocking. I was in the Navy, so usually hire painters.

    I prefer doing it myself because I am more likely to be pleased with the outcome, and the price. But there is something to be said for stimulating the economy, so when I employ someone else who's skills merit it, I know my dollars will stay in the community and that is a good thing.

    It is great to be all around skillful, but it is also important to know your limits.

    Have fun with your project!
    veery

    I think that tunable bells are totally sexy, CW!
     
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  3. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    I have two rimless bell horns: my Chicago Brassworks Model GSC designed by Wayne Tanabe and my Model GS New York Trumpet Company cornet. I love them both. I particularly like my GS cornet designed by Felix Vayser and Gary Stoner. It looks coola nd plays great! It is always the subject of discussion when I bring it on gigs (and I bring it on most of them).

    Contact Felix and arrange to test some of his rimless horns.

    FWIIW coming from me...

    Nick
     
  4. bilboinsa

    bilboinsa Piano User

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    They're pretty. Nothing like plinking your bell during rests and getting that "ringing" sound.
     

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