Who chooses ML bores and why?

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  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Amongst my collection of Bb trumpets is a 1980s silver Bundy ML bore. What kind of trumpet player would choose a ML bore and for what reason?.........crow
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    ML, medium large is an arbitrary designation to make "large bore" seem more important. The bore size by itself does not tell you anything about the blow, bigness of sound or tone color. All other things being equal, a large bore trumpet can be a bit LOUDER than the ML version.
    I think the only type of professional trumpet player that would admit to playing ML horns are those free of geekiness (not too many of those around!), who just trust their chops and ears instead of the ad copy...............
     
  3. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    I do play ML...so what?
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Nick,
    so you live in the geek free zone! How did the Haydn go?
    Robin
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Hey, that's me! Cool, thanks Rowuk! Hear that, everyone? Vulgani are not geeks!

    It was Schilke's contention that a smaller bore combined with a big bell helps to produce a darker sound; we find this in rotary-valve trumpets, flugelhorns, and Bach's Vindabona model. Very, very often we'll find players using a ML Bb trumpet and a LB C trumpet. Like women's jeans one manufacturer's "LB" is another's "ML." The bore size however, has little to do with resistance, playability, loudness or the player's character.
     
  6. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Not yet. Tomorrow is my first rehearsal with the orchestra and the concert in on Thursday, 18h

    Play it with my Spada ML...Geek free? Sounds almost like Duty Free ROFL Would not mind your Monette though ROFL
    Geek or not Geek I like big toys but don't really pay attention on numbers and letters...if it sounds right to me and is easy to play, then I want it! I would appreciate having for Haydn the prototype of the new 4 valve E flat of Toni Possegger...hope to be able to afford one when he fix it for good....
     
  7. rowuk

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    Umm Jerry,
    LB has nothing to do with womens JEANS
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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    oopsie!
     
  9. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Gee, I was going to sell my ML bore Bundy but I don't want to be a geek. Just kidding...bye bye Bundy, I have plenty of other ML bores in my collection.........crow
     
  10. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

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    I'm gonna ask my wife at dinner tonight about LB & womens jeans, she knows everything. I bet she has a good answer......nice knowing y'all :)
     

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