Yamaha 4335 GSII Trumpet
Conn Victor Cornet
Weltklang Rotary Trumpet
DEG Signiture Cornet Silver Plate
B and S Sonora Trumpet
Besson Brevete Flugel Horn
Monette Silver 6 Mouthpiece
Gear For Music Basic Euphonium
Saving up for a Flugel.
I am always in pain when I play - psychological pain!
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!
I doubt my playing has contributed to my own hearing loss very much if at all. The timbale player and his cymbal that was right behind my head in the salsa band I used to play in. Yeah. For sure. My hearing is still very good at the moment, despite some ringing I experienced after more than a handful of those gigs. I now keep a set of "hearos" in every case I own. I don't hesitate to use them on loud gigs. I want to keep my hearing for a very long time, even if it means hearing things slightly distorted on the loud gigs I play now.
In the old days of the "big bands" the string bass players were mostly deaf. Why? They didn't have microphones and amplifiers in those days -- at least not for big bands -- and they always put the string bass players out front so they could be heard. That meant they had 4 trumpets and 4 trombones pointed right at their heads from fairly close range. The basses were actually closest to the saxophones, but the saxes caused only psychological damage.....
2003 Bach Strad 180S37
1995 Bach Strad 180S37G
1954 Martin Committee
1947 Olds Super Recording
1965 Getzen Eterna "Severinsen"
1949 Olds Super
2004 Kanstul 1510 C trumpet
1995 Connstellation 86B C trumpet
2010 Kanstul 1525 flugelhorn
2014 Yamaha flugelhorn YFH6310Z
1998 Getzen 940 piccolo trumpet
196? Besson English cornet
2012 Dillon pocket trumpet
Conch shell in F
Newell Post wroteThe basses were actually closest to the saxophones,
A case of unprotected sax?
Bach Artist LTD-1
Yamaha YTR-732( now gone)
Selman C, rose brass( ongoing experiment)
72 Olds Custom Crafted
Selman Flugle( I know, it's Chinese)( Any body got a Getzen valve block I can put in this thing?)
Conn 17A Cornet
Bugles across America
Avoid being next to crash cymbals and in front of Marshall amplifiers.
I made a thread on the other trumpet site about an article about the decibel levels experienced by orchestra players. It's focused on the other side of the bell but it's pretty interesting.
Douglas Yeo FAQ: "Noise" Levels on Stage
If you scroll to the end it shows the sound intensity experienced by different musicians and their locations. The bassoon player sitting in front of Charles Schluter experienced peak sound intensity of 128.6 decibels.
To put that into perspective, according to the occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) the safe duration to be exposed to 128 decibels is 0.041 hours or 147.6 seconds which is about 2 and half minutes.
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