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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrotherBACH, Dec 16, 2010.
I think that's a little uncalled for.
I'm sorry that you feel that way.
OK, I went back and reviewed the Monette videos found on YouTube.
This is the only one I see with any footage of a horn being made.
Monette Video Shop Tour
YouTube - Monette Video Shop Tour
Nothing unusual as far as trumpet building approach is explained.
Again, if anyone has video or has witnessed in person a horn being made in their shop in the past few years please step forward.
I'm sorry Joe, what's "uncalled for"?
My opinion that you are a Monette apologist?
Sorry, I don't know what else I can gather. After you claim to have a deeper knowledge of Monette than the average man, because you own 5, have a friend who works there and have personally been to the shop you also imply your understanding of Monette is similar to my understanding of Harrelson.
So, since it sounded like you, just like me, were actually there when one of your horns were made I asked some specifics that a person who "asks a lot of questions" would probably have the answers to if he was indeed in the presence of the Moneete manufacturing process.
You reply that you are not a production guy.
If you are not a production guy, then claiming to know anything about what makes the Monette process special, without actually having any support makes you an apologist.
See, this is the problem with some Monette owners that I have seen over the years.
Once you start pressing them on what Monette actually does that they can so confidently claim they are superior they react as if being attacked personally.
Does Monette make an outstanding product, regardless of price? Of course! Its obvious once you pick it up an examine it.
[Do I really need to exaplin that when I said "and maybe I really do hate Monette?" I was joking?]
But come on, we're talking about the building of a piece of brass, not you, not your family or anything that matters.
"My opinion that you are a Monette apologist?"
I don't know what that means.
This has been my experience here on the forum and other places as well.
Is this a private fight, or can anybody jump in?!?
Not a fight - I think you need 2 sides that are upset and I'm not upset.
Well, maybe a little but not with Joe specifically.
I will start a new topic.
This is making my head hurt.
Merry Christmas to all.
First of all: Merry Christmas
Are Monettes magical pieces of metal that will boost your skills, make you sound like (insert favorite trumpet player), and fold the laundry?
Well, I'm pretty sure Monettes can't fold laundry. They don't have thumbs.
But seriously. A certain level of quality is necessary if a person is going to play hard demanding music. I think you'd agree.
With that said, there are many really good companies that make quality trumpets.
Monettes sell for the price they do because of marketing AND the consumer feels that the product is worth it.
Are they magic? please!
Are they damned good horns?
Research would suggest that they are.
Are they expensive? Yes, when compared to other horns.
It's just a piece of equipment. Maynard would sound great with a Conn, Martin, Holton, or Monette.
Do I own one? Nope
Would I like to have one? Yep
Do I need it to continue playing professionally? Nope