Wynton's Monette trumpet....clickity clack

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  1. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    So I just watched "History of the Trumpet" where he plays his Monette a bit. And every time, all you here is click click clack clack of the valve caps hitting the valve tops.

    Wouldnt this not happen on this super expensive trumpet.
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I have played that horn............what noise?
     
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    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    It's in the DVD past the part where the clip on the website ends.
    Valve caps clearly clicking. Was very apparent.

    The clicking is gone, however, in the interludes between parts where he plays with the quartet.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I expect my students to "bang down" the valves so that I can hear them.

    The Monette trumpets (including my own) use a synthetic rubber washer as the cushion for the valve finger caps. They hold size extremely well thus preserving alignment for many years. If you are really banging down the valves, there is some noise (not a click however, more of a THUD!). If the threaded top of the valve or finger cap is not fully screwed down, it can click like any other trumpet.

    If the clicking valves are enough to distract from Wynton's playing, maybe Chris Botti would offer a decent break.........
     
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