Stands at home are great if you like to polish silver fyi
"In the hand, or in the case when at home"
Stands are for gigs - trumpet on a stand on a table - a No No for me,
If it was a Tromba Plastic horn, then OK,
Why do I like a bell that Points UP ?
- because the spit does not run back into my mouth!
To "stand", or not to "stand", is that the question?
I use a stand during practice (I commonly play the trombone as a part of my routine) and swapping instruments is easier if I plonk it down on a stand rather than lay it flat on a table, or put it back in the case. Putting it back in the case is a tricky one. The Bach I play will sit in an open case with mouthpiece fitted, and not touch the sides of the case, BUT ONLY if a Bach mouthpiece is in! I don't use my Bach mouthpieces any more, I use one of my two Kanstuls, and due to the shape, they rest against the side of the case. This worries me - over time, it is quite likely that the strain on the leadpipe might bend it, which is something I am not willing to explore! So it either goes on the stand (if no one else is near) or it's "mouthpiece-out-and-in-the-case". If anyone else is near (there are some minion-y type beings around quite often, not sure where they came from....) the case gets locked.
As an aside, I switched from the 3-pronged stand to a 5-pronged stand some years ago and never looked back. the 3-pronged stand had a habit of falling over. Thank goodness it only decided to do so when my hands (or legs, or feet, or some other part of my body haha!) were near it. I'm not saying I'm a klutz, but.....
And finally, the Bach is quite robust, as trumpets go. If I had a copper bell, or rimless, or super-thin (I've heard some Monettes, Getzens, and others are like this), I wouldn't even use a stand, it would be straight back in the case every time. Fear of a crumpled bell is too much for me.
1992 Bach Strad Large Bore 25 Silver
1976 LA Benge 5x Silver
1920s?? Langen?? Rotary Bb Raw brass
1977 Olds Super Star Flugelhorn Raw brass
1985 Mario Corso Piccolo Trumpet A/Bb, 4 bells
2008 Kuhnl & Hoyer Tenor Trombone
Christian Lindberg 10C
"I" want to know what that Leslie is attached to???????
I hope it's a tube Hammond, maybe a B or an A.....a D maybe????
The Willard of Oz
"Don't be afraid to see what you see."
When I get the urge to play the horns with the keyboard, no zipping our unzipping in my home, I just pick one off the wall:
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