I can't help but wonder if the extra length of tubing would give it a more mellow tone like a trombone or French horn.Ian
way cool ... hope you get a chance to try one out
Oooh that's different!
Ich spiele keine Trompete, but I have never seen such a thing, lol !
So would it still sound like a regular trumpet? Or would the sound be different because of the curves?
Ian & Trav - The sound: I don't think the curves would make it sound like a horn. I think horns sound softer because of their length and the fact that the tubes are conical... trumpet tubes are the same width up to the bell.I think it would sound different because it seems to have a built-in mute on one of the bells. There is an upside down fourth valve, which I think might just allow you to change to the muted bell... but the website doesn't tell you anything about it!can't get it to link but have a look:www.horncollector.com/Trumpets/Sax%20Shaped%20Trumpets/Miraphone%20Double%20Belled%20Trumpet.htmhttp://www.horncollector.com/Trumpets/Sax%20Shaped%20Trumpets/Miraphone%20Double%20Belled%20Trumpet
bond - wouldn't you know it... the website owner is in America!And he no longer owns this. I toyed with the idea of offering to make him some mp3's of all his horns for a free holiday. How cool would that be! But I suspect there are plenty of people nearer him who would do the same.AK & Gattina - it is weird isn't it. If it was owned by someone here I'd try to have a go.
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