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Offline fleetwood

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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2017, 01:23:33 PM »
Should have stuck with it. Was fashionable in some pretty high trumpet circles to play an unvarnished funky looking trumpet. Better tone, they said.

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« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2017, 02:28:38 PM »
Should have stuck with it. Was fashionable in some pretty high trumpet circles to play an unvarnished funky looking trumpet. Better tone, they said.

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Indeed, I believe Louis Armstrong also played a very plain unvarnished looking horn as well.
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2017, 02:28:59 PM »
Thanks Hannes.
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2017, 04:54:06 PM »
Thx for sharing it. 8)
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2017, 07:01:49 PM »
Guess with tenor sax it doesn't matter................ :P

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« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2017, 04:32:36 PM »
Guess with tenor sax it doesn't matter................ :P

I think y gotta be a master before you can play shining tunes on a dull horn...and maybe reedy stuff needs a little gloss to make it palatable, hee hee hee..A trumpet fan over sax myself.
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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 12:40:44 AM »
I really do think the varnish thing is a combination of fashion and economics. Tone is 99% in the human touch and skill IMO. A master can make a student grade instrument sound good and a student can make a master grade instrument sound awful.

 Considering a new top notch sax can cost upwards of $10K (check prices of Yanagisawa saxes) it's not surprising someone might stick with an older great sounding one with no finish left.

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« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 04:36:49 PM »
I really do think the varnish thing is a combination of fashion and economics. Tone is 99% in the human touch and skill IMO. A master can make a student grade instrument sound good and a student can make a master grade instrument sound awful.

 Considering a new top notch sax can cost upwards of $10K (check prices of Yanagisawa saxes) it's not surprising someone might stick with an older great sounding one with no finish left.

I agree re:"A master can make a student grade instrument sound good and a student can make a master grade instrument sound awful."

and the price of a very nice hand built 3/4 size classical even by a local good but non famous builder(I was gifted one by a builder friend) start around 2000 dollars; the replacement price for insurance purposes was stated at $2600.00....but I got my lovely sounding beat to shit 1958 0017 all mahogany Martin guitar for $600.00 in a used instrument store, but have to insure it at $4000.00 replacement. It's a sliding scale involving luck I've found.
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2017, 02:05:10 PM »
A couple variations in brass oxide clip

imported a strata terrain, applied brass oxide with no reflection...image 123
TG terrain with base color red and no reflection...image red oxide

Such a great share everyone!