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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.
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: How Do I Date A King 2055T
Using this from TH https://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1367115 and a search on eBay, I'd guess MasterWannabe's 2055T is possibly a 1986-1987 model if it says Eastlake above the serial number, which would be perpendicular to the valve casing, but more likely an early 2000 or later, especially if the serial number is parallel to the casing. There's a claimed 2001 Silver Flair listed with serial number 85XXXX. A trumpet with a serial number starting with a 3 would almost have to have been manufactured in 2000.
Once again, using the information from TH, Richard III's euphonium appears to be simpler to decipher. 1995-2000 would be my guess, thinking that a letter prefix was used and thinking that an A could have been used for euphoniums instead of the S said to have been used for trumpets at the time.
I welcome corrections from those more knowledgeable on the subject.