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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Jul 30, 2011.
Now I want to file the tops off on the Cecilio
On my Schilkes, I always put the flat lightweight tops from Curry the feel SO good and it eliminates me pushing down sideways like I do with other buttons.
My Eclipse had large flat buttons too! I loved them!
Curry buttons...ordered raw brass and had them lacquered. I have a set of silver ones on my trumpet, too.
I'd like to replace the finger buttons on my ACB Doubler, but I'm not sure what to replace them with because I don't know what spec they'd match. One of the things I always liked about my Kanstul CCF 925 were the flat, metal, smooth sided finger buttons. The ones on this flugel are a non-descript, plastic/fake Pearl topped button.
Cool finger button inlays here. Beautiful and mucho dinero...
You know I saw the "What's on your wish list?" thread and thought, nothing specifically. I openned this up looking for some finger button porn pics and then I saw the comments about improved play-ability and thought .. yeah riiiiiight ... then Ivan had to go and ruin it all by validating it... then Dale and Chuck capped it off... so I guess I am going to check out the Curry site.
Why on earth did I open this thread.... I was so happy with my pearl finger buttons.
"Oh Cecilio, I beggin' ya pleez, I'm down on my knees..where's my file..."
Not to want to spoil the general direction of the thread, but at what stage of playing do you have to be to reap benefits from a tweek like finger buttons? I mean that for a player that is regularly performing at a very high level, small differences become the artistic application of herbs and spices to a meal. There is context and repeatability. For "lesser" players, it is simply pimping the horn and claims of better anything are not any more than that.
Of course I am very happy for those that tweek and like what they get. In the bigger picture of things, I have found that the honeymoon is usually very short and that playing deficiencies cannot be compensated for by hardware. Still, if it looks cool, we feel better about it and THAT is something positive for our playing.
I think having stain glass windows from a bombed out church in Germany during WW-II is a totally cool option for finger valves, which are the ones I have chosen for my Bb Harrelson SWE Summit that I have yet to receive. But it will look like this one, silver horn with gold slides, and blue stain glass finger buttons. Bling all the way, babie!
You haven't mentioned the vastly improved upper register and range, and the substantial increase in endurance.