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    What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    I know this has probably been asked a thousand times. Just curious if there is a real difference between a classical trumpet and a so-called 'jazz' trumpet.

    Is there a such thing as a Best Trumpet that is more suited for different types of music? Curious to get your opinions on this.

    For years I've been told that my Bach Strad is geared more for symphonic playing. Any truth to this?

    I played the same things on my Benge C.G model as I do on my Bach Strad. If anything, I felt the Benge had a little brighter sound - the Bach a little darker. Is this consistent with other's experience?
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    There is no best anything in this world. The trumpet world is full of idiots that have to declare nonsense to distract from what is coming out of the bell.

    If one plays lead, they buy equipment that matches their face and gig. The symphonic player does the same. The accent is on the FACE. Any brand one can mention will be found everywhere - except for a Martin Committee in a symphony orchestra.

    I have a collection of trumpets to give me a bigger palette of sounds to work with. Jazz or symphonic are not types of "sounds" in my book. As far as I am concerned they only concern themselves with a particular type of GROOVE.
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    Last edited by Solar Bell; 06-11-2009 at 06:50 PM.
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    In summary, it all boils down to what comes out the bell. Style is software, not hardware.
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgano Brother View Post
    In summary, it all boils down to what comes out the bell. Style is software, not hardware.
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    Our german and austrian friends calls the piston trumpets "jazz trompete" as opposed to rotaries which are called "konzert trompete"...but even this is not absolutely true...you can see Thomas Gansch playing his rotary ganschhorn in Gansch&Roses and Claudio Roditti using a "normal" rotary trumpet. But starting with a piston trumpet for jazz make sense to me. What brand? What specs? Whatever works, as Rowuk likes to say.

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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbdeli View Post
    For years I've been told that my Bach Strad is geared more for symphonic playing. Any truth to this?
    No...Wayne's horns were modeled after a Bach 72* which at one time was THE lead horn.
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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    I'm not sure what's meant by a "Jazz" horn. You can play "jazz" on any horn. Its the ideas you put through it that makes it jazz. If you're talking about a "lead" or "commercial" sound, there are plenty of other posts in here to drive you nuts for several months. Nobody's going to agree on anything other than, "yeah, that's a nice horn, but MINE is..."
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    Mine!!! and you can't have it.

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    Re: What is the Best Trumpet for Jazz?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbdeli View Post
    I know this has probably been asked a thousand times. Just curious if there is a real difference between a classical trumpet and a so-called 'jazz' trumpet.

    Is there a such thing as a Best Trumpet that is more suited for different types of music? Curious to get your opinions on this.

    For years I've been told that my Bach Strad is geared more for symphonic playing. Any truth to this?

    I played the same things on my Benge C.G model as I do on my Bach Strad. If anything, I felt the Benge had a little brighter sound - the Bach a little darker. Is this consistent with other's experience?
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