one step at a time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

trompette

ICH SPIELE GERN TROMPETTE...
This is amazing. There's a website www.horncollector.com on which a chap lists the weirdest instruments I have seen. This one looks COOL! It's a 'double bell sax shaped trumpet'. I want to try it.


7 comments:

Ian Thomas Healy said...

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

Bond said...

way cool ... hope you get a chance to try one out

Akelamalu said...

Oooh that's different!

Gattina said...

Ich spiele keine Trompete, but I have never seen such a thing, lol !

Travis said...

So would it still sound like a regular trumpet? Or would the sound be different because of the curves?

TopChamp said...

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

TopChamp said...

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.