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    Hey guys,

    One last thing I'm looking for this summer.

    Looking for a custom heavy horn. I've been seeing a lot of student horns that people have been adding metal to, to make them heavier.

    I've just been experimenting around this summer and I've always been curious on what a really heavy horn is like.

    Heres an example of what I'm looking for...
    Dillon Music - Blessing B-125 Student Trumpet

    And hopefully for a loooot cheaper...

    Let me know what you have!
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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

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    Getzen Custom 3051 --- Kanstul Gold Plated C
    Getzen C Capri --- Bach 180 Strad Flugelhorn
    Getzen 700SP --- Yamaha YTR01
    Getzen Super Deluxe --- Dynasty M503
    Dynasty 2V Sop Bugle --- Dynasty 2V Flugelhorn Bugle
    Yamaha 761 Eb/D --- Getzen 580 Piccolo (Blackburn Pipes)

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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    Mine's still for sale! It's no student horn. Make me a reasonable offer. The interchangeable bell gives you a lot of options down the road.

    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f209...-bb-82619.html (Andalucia Pasión Trumpet, Bb)
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    A trumpet's just a trumpet. The music's inside *you*.

    If what I've posted offends you, please feel free to leave your need for validation below.

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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    lipstick on a pig.

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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by TrentAustin View Post
    lipstick on a pig.
    I was thoroughly surprised at how mine plays, but the different leadpipe that was put onto it probably has a lot to do with that ;)
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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    well for something not cheap at all but probably the best quality would be a Austin custom brass a4 or a8

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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    Want heavy? Wrap the braces in golfer's lead tape. You can get a whole roll for @$10. I have found after playing brass on and off, everything from trumpet to tuba, for over 43 years, that everything is a balance. You need braces not only to hold the horn together, but to tame anti-nodes that want to make certain notes vibrate off-pitch, and to keep joints in the horn, usually at either end of the valve block, from sympathetic resonances, sapping those notes of tone. OTOH, too much bracing will damp the entire instrument, make everything harder to blow, and cause different intonation issues. I don't know about you, but as I get older, the less weight I want to prop up in front of my face!

    Manufacturers want their horns to play in tune. Much R&D is spent on the design and execution of an instrument, including bracing. I personally look at weight, or more precisely, added or subtracted mass to alter mechanical impedance, as something to make a minor tweak to better fit a horn to a player, not something to wholesale change just for the sake of cosmetics.

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    Re: Heavy Custom Horns

    Just bought a "Hybrid" trumpet with a Bach 239 bell and valves that had copper over the valves. VERY heavy, but plays nice. Full, open sound compared to my Bach Strad 37 and very unique. eBay listing is below.

    Unique Bach Stradivarius Trumpet Bell 239 Hand Made | eBay

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