Bb Trumpets: Yamaha YTR-6335HSII - Flip Oakes "Wild Thing" - 1972 Getzen Eterna "Severinsen" - 1980 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Studio - B&S 3005 WTR-L - 1963 Besson 10-10 - Monke Mystery Horn - Spiri Vario
C Trumpet: Inderbinen Alpha 200
Bb Bass: 1961 Holton #58 "Symphony"
Wyrd oft nereš unfågne eorl, žonne his ellen dėah.
"Pypes, trompes, nakers, clariounes, that in bataille blowen blody sounes"
The closest I have found is my
Bach Model 31
New York 67
The horns I have that are the best match for me to play in tune with the least effort are my '76 Bach ML 43 and my early 60's Conn 5A and 9A. Those particular horns are keepers, for sure. The less you have to worry about intonation, the more you can concentrate on the other facets of making music.
I have owned many horns and the 2 that stand out as bring in tune with their self ( didn't really have to work to lip certain notes in tune) were my Shilke S32 and my Lawler C7. Should have kept both horns.
formerly known as old geezer Dave
Chicago Benge 33XX
Blessing 1580 [ Powell modified ]
Getzen 800s ml Cornet P02819
Yam. 231 Fl. 15383
King Master Cornet 295628
assorted other horns
The issue resolved itself in time. My thoughts on the matter is that I was still trying to play the Schilke like the Strad, and the Strad by comparison had a lot more intonation inconsistencies than the Schilke. Once I made the adjustment, (took about 6-8 weeks to fully acclimate) my intonation was considerably better all around - even my bandleader commented on it unsolicited.
This shouldn't be surprising though. I've read that Renold Schilke went through extensive prototyping to get horns that he felt was the best compromise, i.e., best intonation and blow.
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
"At my signal, unleash hell."
- Maximus Decimus Meridius
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn has the least variation in intonation of all the horns I have played so far. I was also surprised at the influence the mouthpiece can have on intonation. I was considering selling my King Opus 7 cornet at one time because of the struggle it took to play it until Mark Curry recommended his 3DC, which transformed it into a manageable instrument to play.
Olds Studio trumpet
Olds Special trumpet
Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn
Dillon Bb pocket trumpet
Selmer Bundy tenor trombone
Casio CTK-518 keyboard
"If it was just up to me, I'd have nothing but trumpet players on my show." - Jackie Gleason
I heard a solo recently buy a player that owns a fancy, schmancy high end horn already mentioned. It did not benefit him. As I write/type, I know another player who has an even fancier, schmancier horn. He too benefits little from it's design.
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Yeah, you can buy a Porsche, but if you drive like a grandma in a Chevy, you'll drive like a grandma in a Porsche, too.
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