Why I Play Vintage

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dviglis, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Pinstriper

    Pinstriper Mezzo Forte User

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    Are you saying that has not already happened ?
     
  2. ConnDirectorFan

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    Indeed! Although I have to say, my Conn 5.5SC works in a wide variety of horns of many vintages...

    I just found this post below, but I have to say I think you are correct - even the Conn 4 doesn't have a particularly tight throat, in my opinion...

     
  3. Bochawa!!!

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    When I first blew a '27 CONN 2B I couldn't believe how well it played . . . circles around my '80 Strad that I fought with for 25 years. I fell in love fast and hard.

    These horns were cutting edge in their day and still hold their own in 2014. In 1927 my gold 2B

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    sold for $190 cash price and a new Ford Model T could be had for $290, so roughly 2/3 of the price of a new car. A Ford Focus can be had today (here in Canada) starting at $16,810, making the modern $ equivalent for the 2B just over $11, 000!!! I know this isn't exactly as "apples to apples" as it seems, but still . . . holy crap! These horns were major major purchases, even raw brass models at half the price. People probably bought one in their life time and certainly didn't have a stable of them as is common today.

    (Dale has an awesome picture of a dapper gentleman saying "I prefer vintage" he posted some years ago on TH. It would be perfect on this thread. I went looking for it, but couldn't find it. :-( Dale?)
     
  4. gmonady

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    Wow, you are messing with my mind as to the Theory of Relativity? Time is weaving in and out of my commentary now. Wow, what a rush!
     
  5. cyber_shake

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    I played it tonight ... it was lovely in every way! Used the Horn Trader jazz mp and fell deep into a jazz coma = what a sweet sound!
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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  7. Bochawa!!!

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    HA! Thanks, eh!
     
  8. mickvanflugel

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    Well, I do not know if that is really always the case. Valve wear & lack of compression, for example, is a serious issue found in many vintage instruments.

    Yes, I agree in all respects - which is why I like BOTH my 1956 Olds Recording AND my 2014 made Carol Brass Trumpet just as much!

    So this pretty much sums it up:

    Emotions play an important role in the choice of an instrument, be it modern or vintage.

    Side note: I had a chat with a drummer who said the best vintage cymbal sound he could ever get was out of a freshly made
    Turkish cymbal of a brand called Masterwork , and here the Verve model which is created by modern technology after the reverred old masters.
    Now that might be similar with trumpets or not, I just found that interesting.
     
  9. mickvanflugel

    mickvanflugel Forte User

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    Technically speaking we are inhaling the same air the dinosaurs, Kleopatra and Mozart already breathed (did I forget any other important historical figures here? I do not know ;-)
    - just as we drink the water that has been p**d by the same beings...
    You know, it´s the circle of life stuff :lol:
     
  10. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    You know, this is how I feel about lots of things. Music, books, records, cars...people. Things were better "back then."
     

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