Update on my Olds Recording
GeorgeB last edited by GeorgeB
Well my Olds Recording arrived on Tuesday and I have been playing it mornings and afternoons ever since. I think my other horns are getting jealous.
Fortunately it arrived in perfect condition. And I do mean perfect. This baby looks like it just out of the showroom. It is 3 years younger than me ( 86 in July ) and in much better shape. I had a hard time finding any wear, but there was one tiny area at the bottom of the 3rd valve casing. The previous owner must have had a sweaty left hand pinkie. The rest of the horn is immaculate. This was a well cared for horn.
Because it was recommended to use a thicker grade of valve lubricant, I am using Berp #3. It may have helped, but there was plenty of compression and I am sure a #2 grade would have been just as good.
It is a balanced horn, the only one I have ever owned. Maybe that is what makes the Recording so versatile. I played classic, jazz ballads, swing and even some country music and it was fantastic.
It may not be the best playing trumpet in the world, but IMHO it is certainly one of the best.
All the good things I have heard and read about the Olds Recording are absolutely true. I am one huge happy camper.
And musn't forget Josh and Nate at Austin Custom Brass who go out of their way to make your purchase a pleasure.
BigDub last edited by
Happy for you, George! Keep it up, now!
@georgeb I know that feeling well... had exactly the same experience with my Recording. And as my - by this time two - Courtois Balanceds give me the same feeling (while being much more assertive - they are more like background Wagner horns, with an incredible lower register), it might really be the balanced make that does the trick.
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Dr GO last edited by Dr GO
Putting the Recording through its motions. Here is a recording I did of a rather crispy tune written by my sax player friend Jack Novotny on our first CD, called Jacktime. The Recording really has a crisp response on this tune. Solo at 2 minutes, Trading 4's at 4:35.
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Showing some range diversity of the Recording. Here is a cut from the same album, this one written by our bass player and leader, Eddie Brookshire titled "Minor Blues". Popping some F's and G;s in the head. So powerful is the Recording, that it sounds like an entire brass section playing the head, Nope, only two horns, trumpet and tenor. The Recording performs!
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Wow, Doc, the Recording sounds great but in this case it is because of the man blowing the notes. You are an amazing player, Doc. I can never make the Recording sound the way you do....