I tried this out using my finger to ring the bell (no violin bow). As far as sounding better goes, I did not find this; the trumpet (a Shires Destino III with a Monette B2S3 classic mouthpiece) sounded just fine and felt just fine no matter where the slide was, just the tuning was different. However, when the bell-ring and the leadpipe+slide blow sounded in tune with one another, and the slide reinserted as instructed the position pretty much matched exactly where I have it set when I tune it with a tuner or my electric piano. I haven't time tonight to try this out on some other horns but will have a go.
Jupiter 416 Pocket Trumpet
2013 Corneta Traspositor C/Db
'32 Conn 40B Vocabell
'32 Selmer Louis Armstrong Special
'50 Blessing Super Artist
2009 Phaeton Flugelhorn
Anyways -- I only tried 1 trumpet so far (I guess because that is all I picked up yesterday - ) -- but it was my King Silver Flair (1055) pre-umi, but in any case to NOT BIAS my thoughts -- I closed my eyes when I pulled the slide out to match the bell vibration. OK, so it was 1 and 1/16ths inch --- and half of that is (more or less) a tad over half an inch. ((which by the way, just happened to be -- my usual setting, and where the tuner is ----- well for all practical explanations -- IN TUNE)) ---- and yeah, that is my story!!!! ----------------uhm, yeah, it actually seems to work!!!!
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Congratulations, you've just discovered that the tuning slide bottom is approximately the middle of the horn.
As someone else has asked, what happens when you press a valve and all of the sudden your horn is "out of balance" again?
Did you know that "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?
Buescher Lightweight 400
Other Buescher horns 1939--1955
Al Cass 1-28 mouthpiece
Humes and Berg mutes
Definition of GULLIBLE
: easily duped or cheated
Variants of GULLIBLE
gull·ible also gull·able
Examples of GULLIBLE
I'm not gullible enough to believe something that outrageous.
They sell overpriced souvenirs to gullible tourists.
First Known Use of GULLIBLE
Tom, perhaps you need to upgrade and buy a new dictionary to replace your prior to 1818 published dictionary.
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