French Horns:Yamaha 668 ND, King Eroica and 1159(wall hanger)
Kanstul 920 Picc
Olds Super Recording trumpet and Cornet
Olds Super Trumpet and Cornet
Olds Recording Trumpet and Cornet
Buescher 400 Trumpet and Cornet ,Model 9, 10-22 '26 Buescher Flugel
King Liberty Trumpet, Master Model Cornet
Conn 40A, 40B, 80A
Ambassador C trumpet conversion
Not pushing our caps...there is a video on this page of our web site and blurb about what they do.
Stomvi USA | Flex Bottom Caps
Experience the Future
I have never seen real research on what weight does/can do to the standing wave IN the trumpet or spectral analysis of what leaves the bell afterwards. Here we are talking about horns not DESIGNED with this weight in mind. Harrelson, Monette and Taylor have heavy horns optimized for how they are built.
My personal hunch is that it does not change what the audience gets at all, rather only modifies how the player "hears" and "feels" the horn. If the feedback from the horn is damped, the player feels that it is "stuffier", if the feedback is more, the horn supposedly "slots" better. A more brilliant feedback would cause the player to adjust darker and vice versa.
If the trumpeter hears themselves differently, they will play differently - at least a little.
The primary use in any case is cosmetic. I have never run into a trumpeter that modded his axe and didn't advertise the fact. If it were only performance considerations, they just would play the damn thing.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
Two of my horns came with light and heavy bottom caps, from behind, Selmer Concept TT, the heavy caps seem to dampen the higher harmonics somewhat and the sound is darker, Eclipse MS, heavy caps made no difference to my ear.
I have recently purchased a Spectrum analyzer program for my computer, when I come to grips with its operation I look forward to some interesting results.
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Went fishing with my dad once and it was not a good day. All the guys out there (including us) with their bass boats, radar, multiple rods with just the right lure for every conceivable situation ready to reel them in and nobody had nothing in their boats. As we were all loading up, some little old man in a wooden boat and a couple cane poles with worms attached pulled up to the dock. The bottom of his boat was full of fish. Pretty only counts in beauty contests.
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!
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