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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:41 pm

So here's my latest acquisition off E-Bay. $134AU with postage. I didn't win it for the Trumpet, I won it for the mutes and stand.
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The Trumpet itself is a "Venus", some Chinese brand. It's actually not THAT bad. It's cheap, but not nasty. I was able to hit C above the staff quite easily.

The mouthpieces have no brand name, so they may not be as expensive as I hoped they would be. The mutes however are all Dennis Wick. It also came with a Precision padded gig bag.

So all up the accessories would be close to $500AU. Hence why I snapped it up.

And now I have a red Trumpet just in time for Christmas. :-P
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby First-Aid » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:51 pm

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Red trumpet is cool. I always wanted one of the black lacquered saxophones. I ended up spending my money on Transformers and keyboards, though... :-D
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:31 pm

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Proud long-time Brass instrument player. Started on Trumped back when I was 9, moved to Baritone/Trombone when I was 12, picked up the tuba when I was 15.

Went to my district band 3 years, regional band 3 years, made state band 1 year on Tuba, and I was runner up for the all-east band that year. Still play tuba in college for the marching band.

Will be graduating in a month and a half though, so I'm not sure what happens next brass-wise
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:36 pm

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Good. Another thing we have in common other than TFs , D-Max.

Bass!
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Cobotron wrote:Good. Another thing we have in common other than TFs , D-Max.

Bass!


I can play the Euphonium too ... it's kind of bass. :(
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:37 pm

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Cobotron wrote:Good. Another thing we have in common other than TFs , D-Max.

Bass!

I am all about that Bass!

Well, most of the time ;)
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:38 pm

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Burn wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Good. Another thing we have in common other than TFs , D-Max.

Bass!


I can play the Euphonium too ... it's kind of bass. :(

I loved my high school euphonium. Fun story: despite the fact I was the section leader for the tubas, on senior night my senior year the song chosen had a euphonium solo, and we didn't have anyone capable of playing it, so for that song, I played euphonium to do the solo, and then got recognized right after I played it (the song was on repeat while the seniors were recognized)
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:47 pm

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Burn, you might wail on that squeaky lil trumpet, but deep inside you have the heart of a bass player. ;)
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:50 pm

The Eupho I played in High School was a Yamaha, damn good instrument. The other Eupho player had a Yamaha as well, different model though, no where near as good, or I was just the better player, not sure. :-P

The Eupho the community band has is a piece of ****. It's cheap, it's nasty, we had to send it to the repair guy soon after getting it because it was cheap and nasty. Tarnishes very easily, valves are sluggish, not a nice instrument to play.

Got an e-mail this morning from one of the other band guys who was forwarding on an e-mail. One of the older guys in the North Qld area is downsizing his collection and is offloading a circa 1948 Besson Trumpet ($850). Told him thanks, but I have five Trumpets already. :-P
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:59 pm

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Wow! 5? I like the red one the best. Well it looks the coolest at least.

And, it's not the axe that makes a good player good. It's the player.
A good player can make the crappiest instrument sound like it was built in Olympus.

Though there are some shitty instruments out there. :lol:
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:12 pm

Cobotron wrote:I like the red one the best.

The red one has a new (plastic) accessory.
(Also ... not my hand)
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Only used it on the Yamaha last week as we've been preparing for a performance on Sunday. Will be busting plastic fantastic and Venus out on Monday.
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(It's one of those old style horns and I took the squeeze blower off it)

Though there are some **** instruments out there. :lol:

There are. Despite it really just being a novelty that red Trumpet is actually better than the one Dad bought me when I was in school.
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby First-Aid » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:37 am

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Okay gang. I need reviews from my fellow musicians.

I am looking at some new keyboards for live performance (80's music, synth heavy, with some B3 stuff). So I'd like input from everyone who uses boards....what do you have, what do you like about it, and what are the cons to them (NOT Decepticons in this case...)? I will be needing two 61 key boards.

Thoughts?
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am

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I don't think they are 61 key keyboards, but the keyboard player I played with for years swore by his Nord Lead (for a huge bank of classic synth sounds) and, I believe it is called the Nord Classic, which has great B3 emulation as well as awesome electric piano sounds like , Rhodes and Wurlitzer, and more.
they were both small, sturdy, and great for giging and touring.

Other than that my knowledge keyboards is not that extensive. I do know that the synth rabbit hole is a deep one, so be careful, and good luck!

Edit: Just did a quick search at Sweetwater.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Nord

Also maybe what I thought was the Nord Classic is actually called the Nord Electro. ;)
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:59 pm

Yeah, the school music teacher in town loves his Nord.

Keep spare fuses though. His popped a few minutes before we were due to play so he had to sit out.
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Mon May 01, 2017 5:09 am

I can't remember if I've ever told the tale of a Euphonium I got from E-Bay. Long story short, many years of getting excuses from the repairer ... much money spent ... Euphonium returned to me after lawyers were engaged.

I then took it to a second repairer who gave me the honest opinion that it was ****.

So what to do with it ... plant holder? Lamp?

How about ... Still Life Model?

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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon May 01, 2017 9:18 am

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I really like this one. That bird yo!
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Mon May 01, 2017 10:44 am

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Burn wrote:Dingle McBingles
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Great pics!
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Mon May 01, 2017 3:33 pm

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I really like this one. That bird yo!

Girlfriend took that one though. :-$
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:02 am

I have splurged! I've grown tired of sore lips from hitting those high notes, and even though the GF stole them from me, I have used gold rimmed mouth pieces before, but only 2's and 3's.

So hopefully this will help me in the upper range

Pretty expensive I know, but I can pay it off over a few months AND I'll be working 2 out of 3 Saturday mornings for the foreseeable future so I have a bit of money to spare.
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:42 am

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You know what they say, Sore lips sink ships.

Or is that loose lips? :-?

I've never heard of that as a problem. So since gold is a softer metal, it's easier on your lips?
That's interesting.
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby First-Aid » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 am

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That's interesting. It's logical, makes sense. Is that the reasoning? Softer metal?
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Cobotron » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:22 am

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Hey First Aid, did you ever sort your synth situation?
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:10 pm

Cobotron wrote:I've never heard of that as a problem. So since gold is a softer metal, it's easier on your lips?
That's interesting.

Yep, don't ask me HOW it is, it just is.

Better than wood too. *shudders at that memory*
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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby First-Aid » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:51 pm

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Burn wrote:
Cobotron wrote:I've never heard of that as a problem. So since gold is a softer metal, it's easier on your lips?
That's interesting.

Yep, don't ask me HOW it is, it just is.

Better than wood too. *shudders at that memory*


Yeah...I really didn't want to know that at any point you had your lips on wood...

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Re: The Seibertron Musicians Thread

Postby First-Aid » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:01 pm

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Cobotron wrote:Hey First Aid, did you ever sort your synth situation?


In a way, yes. I'm going to get a new Roland Juno, but I'm doing a lot of digital upgrades using a program called Brainspawn Forte. Allows for you to make "sets" for songs which you can change with a mouse click. WIll have to get a bunch of USB to MIDI converters. On top of that, I'm going to get some rack-mount gear, including an 8 channel stereo mixing board to run all my synths off into the mains without eating the channels on the main board. Also have a friend who is helping me to...um..."acquire" about 7,000 patches. Everything will run through an ASUS Republic of Gamers laptop with 32GB of RAM and an external SSD drive. I plan on having four boards on stage...three for synth purposes and a stage piano for when I have to do lead vocals. Plus a Roland AX-7 Keytar, and an Aire drum machine to replicate the old Roland CompuRhythm C-78 sounds for our 80's tunes.


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