Who chooses ML bores and why?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    LB refers to "Long & Beautiful" when it comes to jeans, ML to "Maiden Like," right guys?
  2. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

    Nov 16, 2005
    Vidin, Bulgaria
    I wonder what Alex Yates would have commented on that if she was still around...I kind of miss her posts.
  3. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

    Sep 30, 2006
    White Marsh, VA
    I got my answer last night, just before I finished my practice session. Question, anybody know how to "un-stick" a straight mute? I tried using a mirror, but I can't seem to find the end of the mute :)
  4. dstrad

    dstrad Pianissimo User

    Oct 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Well you got me. I play a ML Bach 37.
  5. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    That's interesting, because I have a '60 Conn 6B Victor trumpet with a very small .438 bore and a really big bell (think Connstellation) and it does have a nice, dark sound. Most of my horns would be classed as ML bore (although I have a Conn 5A cornet with a .485 bore!), but I don't really pay attention to bore size when I'm looking at horns. It really just boils down to how they work for me. The two bore extremes I've listed - .438 and .485 - blow similarly to all my other horns. If the horn's built right, bore size doesn't matter.

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