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Discussion in '... And Others' started by Gandalfe, Feb 11, 2010.
I think the horn is a collector's dream
To me, it just means that it is a standard Trumpet in Bb that has been bent be held like a saxophone - curvy mouthpipe (neck), valves to be pressed like a saxophone's keys.
I think it shouldn't be too difficult to bend a project trumpet off eBay like this. Whether or not it'd become a collector item, or only reasonably plays in tune, that I don't know.
This much I figured out. After all Gandalfe bought it. Just didn't grasp why. Hardly as obvious as a straight bari. That one went straight to the heart. I gave my teacher the 2008 sax calender and every now and then, he will start asking questions about what it is like to play, how it sounds etc, which I cannot answer because I did not have the guts to buy it.
OK, bent trumpet. From looking at the beast, I still think it screams for a reed and Eddie Harris.
http://www.horncollector.com/Trumpe...aped Trumpets/Jazzophone/1940s Jazzaphone.htm
Take a look. Just "one-upping" the Googling.
The Miraphone is gorgeous and waaaay too much money for a reed player. I bought the Jazzophone for my fav trumpet player to perform on. Gotta keep him happy.