Rotaries for the win!
1965 - C.G. Conn Ltd. Connstellation 38B Trumpet
1974 - Besson Euphonium
1931 - Antoine Courtois Breveté Flügelhorn
???? - Cuesnon Monopole Trumpet
I used to own 2. I sold them both. Will probably get more in the future. By the way barliman, my friend teaches at a major university here in the US. He sold all his old rotaries and bought a set of Vortrubas. All except the piccolo, he still loves his Scherzer and I cannot blame him.
I don't have a rotary, but I aspire to get one. Possible because my first brass instrument was French Horn, so I'm used to them .
And no chauvinism?
I usually put in a quarter of an hour on my Bb B & S 3005 most practice sessions. I find that the resistance characteristics particularly with the Breslmair G2 piece (narrow deep V like a French horn) ask more questions of my embouchure and air support than my standard set up. I was going to concoct a sentence involving the words 'focus' and 'centred' but it didn't pass the BS detector test, so I'll content myself with saying that range consolidation and articulation seem to have come on a treat in the last month or so, and I don't believe that it's a coincidence. I get the sense that this set up 'obliges' me to play properly (whatever that means).
Glad it's got wide slots because operating that thumb push-rod for third slide is a b****r to get used to.
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 neređ unfĺgne eorl, ţonne his ellen dëah.
"Pypes, trompes, nakers, clariounes, that in bataille blowen blody sounes"
I have Dillon rotary piccolo. It plays fairly well, good pitch, great sound. I think it's a Scherzer copy.
I used to own an Alexander D. Got stuffy above the staff.
1973? Bach 37
2013 Bach New York 7
2012 Bach Chicago C
1987-ish Yamaha YTR-6810S Piccolo
19XX Bach International FHR100 Flugelhorn
19XX Getzen E-flat / D
19XX Rotary valve "JE" Bb/A Trumpet
Alexander from when?
The golden age of Alexanders were around early 1900's.
B&S Challenger I Mod.3137-L Trumpet
Yamaha YTR1335S, backup
Arno Windisch Silver Deluxe Rotary Trumpet
Hermann Ganter G7aSN Rotary Trumpet
C.G.CONN Connstellation 28A
Old German Band Rotary Cornet
Holton Collegiate 503 Cornet
1950s Symphony Rotary Trumpet (Bohm&Meinl??!?)
and tonnes of doodlers and morse keys....
Bb bell-forward cornet, Henry Lehnert, Philadelphia, circa 1870. Side action Allen rotary valves w/oval ports, entire cornet made of German silver (except for the bronze rotors). Bell nicely engraved...
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