I would think it depends on what sort of professional gigs he will be doing. Sitting at the back of a symphony orchestra is different from lead trumpet in a big band!tubatu said:One of our cornet players is looking for a trumpet to use in professional gigs.
Funny, someone else said this exact thing to me last weekend..Mike Saville said:Another shop you might try is the Valve in Warren street, London they have plenty of stock you can try. (I also personally find thier service less condiscending than Parkers!)
Things have obviously changed since I was there last! I only dropped by for valve oil and ended up talking at length to a nice older gentleman that was there. Mind you that was a few years ago.Keppler said:
This is the Holton ST302 MF2 model - very large bore - very good if you're playing lead trumpet in a big band but doesn't help your tuning too much if you're playing straight stuff.timold said:Holton "Maynard Ferguson".
I wish to correct my brother's earlier posting regarding the Holton 'Maynard Ferguson'. Holton have, in the past, produced a few MF designed horns, the 'MF2' only being one of about a dozen. ( He designs a new one when he misses top C, (not that one, octave higher!!)) The latest is the MF8, ST308 and the student version ST550, the bores sizes are coming down a bit now, well he is 75!! Some of the MF Horns have names like 'Admiral' and 'Bluebird', which is nice. I've actually got the MF2, I think my brother was describing my playing in his post, cheeky bastard!!Mike Saville wrote:-
This is the Holton ST302 MF2 model - very large bore - very good if you're playing lead trumpet in a big band but doesn't help your tuning too much if you're playing straight stuff.
:wink: I can vouch for that, YES!!, you do have a shit sound for both, and for any other genre you'd care to mention!! :wink:andywooler said:I currently use a Selmer Paris which is without a doubt the best horn I've ever played - works well for both jazz and orchestral work (or maybe I just have a *beep* sound for both!)
Blad, would I do that! The point is that these reverse leadpipes (I know lots of guys that have had them fitted) give you a bigger brighter sound but also do affect your tuning. (usually for the worse :wink: )bladder said:Strads...? No!
I think my brother was describing my playing in his post, cheeky *beep*!!