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For those who remember gunshowtickets
I spoke with Giancarlo DiFazio's father this afternoon, and the trial of Gian's widow has been postponed AGAIN. January 6, 2020 is the new court date. Hopefully there will be no more delays, and justice will be served.
I noticed that Giancarlo's dad, Nino, has become a member of TrumpetBoards, so anyone wishing to communicate with him will be able to do so by starting a chat with difazio.
80 Years Today
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RE: Mouthpiece issue
@rowuk ... or he should use the Bach numbering system. You know... the number of high notes is stamped into the mouthpiece, along with which pitch the mouthpiece contains! For example, a 10-1/2 C enables you to play ten and one half octaves of the note "C", whereas a 2 only has two undetermined high notes available.
RE: Differences between grades of instruments
In a basic sense, beginning instruments are made to survive inexperienced handling and provide the player with a positive sense of playing on a budget, intermediate instruments are affordable instruments made with more attention to things like intonation and response for players who can discern such qualities, and finally, advanced instruments are well-thought-out and designed to optimize characteristics that enable advanced players to play without concern for compensating for an instrument's shortcomings.
As for Miles Davis, he had a very high opinion of himself and perhaps feigned insult at being handed a trumpet he recognized as being beneath his lofty standards. Show any number of members of TB a picture of a trumpet, and they'll likely be able to tell you the make, model, and year range of that horn. As for Miles not being able to do anything with the one he was handed, the truth of the matter is that a good player can make any horn sound just fine. I've said in the past that there are some well-known trumpet players that could play a cast iron bathtub and make it sound good.
RE: A little humour
And that's how the fight started ........
One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift . .
The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started.....
My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion:
she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we
split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."
"Good grief!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating
And then the fight started...
When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer.
Always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass,
busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.
I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house.
I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.
My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Dust."
And then the fight started...
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 165 in about 2 seconds."
I bought her a bathroom scale.
And then the fight started......
I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day!
The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'
That's when the fight started.
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RE: Who made this trumpet
Without a manufacturer stamp/engraving, the origin of this trumpet is near impossible to determine. There are clues, however.
Why would a company not identify itself in some way on its product? Barring prototype status, the likely answer is that they don't want to be associated with the product.
Some of the details, or lack thereof, reveal a simplicity in their use, such as basic water keys and a lack of a third slide stop, in addition to the lack of engraving on the bell, which tend to indicate a TSO (Trumpet Shaped Object), typical of build-to-a-price instruments made in China. That this trumpet is in a rudimentary budget case is another clue.
It's interesting that the previous owner used it throughout college. Does it function as it should? In what condition are the valves? How does it play?
RE: Al Cass Magic?
They were made by a man who dedicated his life to all things trumpet and had the ability to refine what aspects of the trumpet he could, resulting in remarkable achievements. I believe that incorporating a considerable amount of weight at the rim may have had an acoustic effect similar to, but perhaps more pronounced than Olds and Bach Megatone, and perhaps Conn, to a lesser degree, which have the weight concentrated at the rear body of the mouthpiece. Try this https://alcassmouthpieces.com/ and this https://trumpetboards.com/topic/358/al-cass-mouthpieces for more info.
RE: bore size on a Bb trumpet
Here's a short essay on bore size written by someone who has helped trumpet players at all skill levels: https://bbtrumpet.com/blogs/Equipment/trumpet-bore-sizes
RE: Future survival of this forum
TrumpetBoards offers comprehensive, perhaps even exhaustive, access to all things trumpet-related and beyond. It is easy to use. We have members who are capable of answering any questions asked, and we are welcoming to all who participate. We address subjects beyond trumpets for those who acknowledge that the trumpet, however large or small a part of one's life, is still a part that is not exclusive of other aspects.
For those who prefer Trumpet Herald, perhaps bringing the same subject up on each forum and comparing the responses might be interesting. I don't understand why there is so little participation here, and yet there is that reality.
RE: YouTube Suggestion
@ssmith1226 The close-ups of his face show how little needs to change in order access all registers. Also, I could have posted this in https://trumpetboards.com/topic/1427/transcribe-this-one?_=1699386841517 .
RE: I've about given up on figuring out my King 2055t age
@damon-mcqueary I don't know about the "5" prefix, but there's this:
https://www.trumpet-history.com/Early King Models.pdf
Here's a detail:
Also, there's no harm in contacting The H. N. White Company, LLC at https://www.hnwhite.com/ and Conn-Selmer http://www.selmer.com/en-us/instruments/band-instruments/trumpets/2055t .