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Trumpet Discussion Discuss Why so many horns in the General forums; Don't have a lot listed, two are just because experiments although I have used them some. My Conn cornet and ...
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    Fortissimo User Buck with a Bach's Avatar
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    Re: Why so many horns

    Don't have a lot listed, two are just because experiments although I have used them some. My Conn cornet and the Bach LTD are my go to's at the moment
    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
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    Mezzo Piano User Darten's Avatar
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    Re: Why so many horns

    N +1 + 1 - 1 + 2 +1 + 1..........etc


    I collect and play, and I collect for my son, so that in 30 or 40 years, he can have the horns. I picked up some players recently as I am becoming more serious about my playing, but still..... collecting for my son.
    It's the player, Not the horn that makes music.

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    Re: Why so many horns

    Quote Originally Posted by Satchmo Brecker View Post
    I'm just curious, the folks here who list out like 5 or 10 trumpets in their signature...what do you actually DO with all those? I understand you can get slightly different sound qualities out of different mpc/horn combinations, but really how many variations are there that are really usable. Dark vs Bright maybe? Do you guys actually use the horns, just collect them and use one or two as your favs? And btw, I'm not making a judgment here, "merely" collecting horns is totally legit in my book.
    My trumpets vary from dark verses bright, focused verses spread, big and open with loose slotting verses tighter with more accurate slotting. Tone requirements are different for orchestral, Jazz, big band and rock gigs. That said at the moment I have a couple that I actually play all the time and the others are either backup horns or just a part of my collection (for now)

    Harrelson HT3 custom #1 bell #6 LP
    Harrelson Summit One Art #4 lp & #11RX bell (arriving soon)
    Harrelson modified 909 Flugel
    1947 Martin Committee #3
    1952 Olds Recording tpt (Los Angeles)
    1992 Bach Stradivarius 180sML 43
    Antoine Courtois 301 prestige C Tpt
    Antoine Courtois 311 ML prestige Tpt
    1969 Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax
    1969 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax
    Yamaha YSS62 Soprano Sax

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    Re: Why so many horns

    My horns talk to me.. eveytime I look and one thinking I should sell it they respond "don't even think about it" ... pretty simple if you ask me.
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    Re: Why so many horns

    Quote Originally Posted by ChopsGone View Post
    I'll sell all the Buescher

    Then again, maybe you have something I want.


    Buescher Lightweight 400
    Other Buescher horns 1939--1955
    Al Cass 1-28 mouthpiece
    Humes and Berg mutes

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    Re: Why so many horns

    Quote Originally Posted by VetPsychWars View Post

    Then again, maybe you have something I want.

    Probably not - I didn't end up with a lot of Bueschers, just as I didn't end up with very many Conns. Nothing wrong with either, they're just not Olds, and that's my primary interest. But we can exchange PM's if you're looking for anything like the fairly common models I have: a 400 trumpet from 1938 - 1939, an Aristocrat 205 trumpet from late 1948, and a shepherd's crook cornet from around 1911, model undetermined but looks like it might be a successor to the #65.
    Vintage Olds and Reynolds and Selmers, yes sir, yes sir, two gazoos full.

    Aubertins, Bessons, Calicchios, Courtois, Wild Things, Marcinkiewicz, Ogilbee Thumpet, DeNicola Puje, Kanstuls, etc.

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    Re: Why so many horns

    For me:
    My Bach Bb is my goto horn. Brass Quintet, Wind Ensemble, works on the rare occasion I play with a stage band or Jazz combo
    The "C" - because I love playing in Orchestras (haven't in quite awhile - but i will be again)
    The Eb/D is for Solo work, as is the Picc
    Flugelhorn - see Bb entry
    The rotary..... well, that's because I found it for $100, and wanted a horn to "mess around" with. I wouldn't play this one in public. Just for fun.
    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

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    Re: Why so many horns

    I find it adventurous to bid on eBay, gives me the same feeling when I gamble, for obvious reasons. Buying, using and selling them is some of the best fun I've had since coming back to music six years ago, a serious hobby that's made more enjoyable by sharing. Just last week I hit up a thrift store in Venice (LA) and stumbled on a King 2B trombone once owned by the great Earle Hagan, great shape, orig. case. Too cool. You just never know what's out there until you poke around. So yes, it's more than just about getting different sounds. That's part of it, but the fun of unwrapping a new toy, and sending one out to a new customer is huge fun.

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    Re: Why so many horns

    Anybody remember "He who dies with the most toys wins."?
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    Re: Why so many horns

    Quote Originally Posted by stumac View Post
    For 20 years I had 2 horns, Selmer B700 and Radial C, did all I needed, then I discovered this site, now I have 32, some I play, some are collectable rare or unusual, some in pieces for modification and experimation or awaiting restoration.

    Regards, Stuart.
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    I don't list my horns but I have close to 2 dozen (last count). I only go after top of the line horns or something unusual and eye-catching like my Getzen Super Deluxe. I play and maintain them all at home. Live performance and it's the 900H.
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