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About Doug

  • Birthday 02/04/1960
  • Location Selinsgrove, PA, USA

Favorite Setup

  • Brand / Model
    1955 Conn 22B Victor
  • Mouthpiece
    Blessing 3C, Bach 1B
  1. Good stuff, guess I'll weigh in here. I'm an older comeback player returning to my trumpet passion for my own amusement and musical interlude from life. That said my teacher recommended I switch from my Bach 7C to a 3C at our first meeting. I really didn't notice too much difference. After months on this setup I borrowed his Bach 1B; wow! I never really bought into the MP discussions before but this MP makes a difference for me. I've heard that, typically, 1B's are considered more "orchestra", but I noticed an easier play on both my above and below staff stuff. I've since purchased my own and use it consistently over a variety of music types. Looking forward now to the infamous 3 month time to see if there's a change.
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    1955 Conn "Victor"

    This is my go to, favorite practice, raw brass beauty.
  3. I did something I swore I'd never do; I just purchased a FAXX Aluminum Bubble online. It is a good comparison to the Jo Ral Bubble. The price was very much a part of the decision process. And, as I am "stuck at home", I figured, why not!
  4. Thank you Gendreauj. It sounds better than I had anticipated, I don't play it too much as I want it gone over with a chemical clean and the valves checked. I have no idea how long this had been neglected and under what conditions. So I feel it's best to be safe rather than do damage. I cleaned it by soaking it in a baking soda, water solution over night.( cruddy is the only way I can describe it's condition when I got it.) Followed by silver polish and attention to detail. I've been on Hornucopia and haven't had much luck with info. Some sites may post a photo or two, but specific info is not available. I don't know. Maybe origin, manufacturer, and such isn't all that necessary.
  5. Greetings Chef. I've been getting reacquainted with my love of the trumpet due to some life changes as well. It's been a slow process, but rewarding. Best of everything; thank you for your service. Blessings. Doug
  6. Greetings Marco; Welcome! I play a vintage '55 Conn Victor and love it!!
  7. Greetings and Salutations (welcome to my first post) I've recently acquired a 1930's (perhaps) Americana trumpet. I'm guessing it's a stencil model. It was too cheap to pass up and cleaned up and plays surprisingly well. I had never heard of one of these and I haven't been able to find information about it's maker or place of manufacture. I've attached a few "Before" and "After" pics. Any ideas or information would be welcomed. Regards, Doug
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