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    Pianissimo User HSOtrumpet1's Avatar
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    Flumpet-- an actual object

    Do you guys know that Monette makes something called a Flumpet? It's a cross between a fluegelhorn and a trumpet. It looks really weird, though. It's not something I would play.

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    Re: Flumpet-- an actual object

    It was created for Art Farmer who used it on a number of recordings.

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    Oh I don't know. I took a look at it, the wider radius bends should give it a more mellow sound, might be neat to play. Dumb name, though. And considering the price of Monettes, I don't think I need to worry about owning any of their horns any time soon :)
    I gotta get me one of those cool slogans.....

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    Re: Flumpet-- an actual object

    Hearing a flumpet live is an amazing experience. The sound fills the room and envelopes the audience. Having said that it must also be a real hard horn to record. I'm not fond of any recordings on the Flumpet.

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    I agree, they tend to sound 'Hollow' on recordings.
    Have you played one Trent?

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    Re: Flumpet-- an actual object

    Last time I was at the factory, I spent some time with it. The easiest playing horn that I have ever had on my face.

    Most Monette horns do not like a microphone a couple inches from the bell. They were designed to communicate with audiences and just project too much. I believe that situation has lead Dave to build the newest generation of lightweight instruments. They record very well. The problem with the recordings is more the engineer than the horn. We think that they should know better - but they don't always do............

    There is a Flumpet in my future, I just need a couple of more gigs.....................
    Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

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    Re: Flumpet-- an actual object

    The name "flu-mpet" has been choosed because it's an hybrid of a fluegelhorn and a trumpet. Art Farmer did records with it... Anybody knows if some other trumpet players did too ?

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    I played a handmade flumpet that was constructed by Jim Becker at Osmun Brass. Nicest horn I've ever played.....I wish I could afford to have one made, I'd do it in a heartbeat.


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    Its my "when I win the lottery" horn !

    ....................or my "to me, from me" retirement gift

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    "It looks really weird, though." -HSOtrumpet1

    You think so-

    I like the look of it. When i first saw it, i thought Dave had been cheating off my psyche. :) -It looks just like a scetch-design i had done, a while back.


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