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Bootleg
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know like put some of that wuts it called, the stuff you put on a christmas tree that looks like snow....

do you decorate your trumpet to make it festive when your playing? maybe hang some funny decorations on it?

I've always done that when i play at a school concert...makes it look kidna cool...lol
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hung streamers from it and decorated it all up for my old HS's homecoming parade. I even wore face paint and the whole bit. I wanna put some lights on it this X-mas, haha!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if basketball and hockey games count as "special occasions," but when I was in Spartan Brass (basketball and hockey bands for Michigan State), we did all sorts of things to trick out our horns. The worst, perhaps, was a dunkin donuts box wrapped around the bell between the flare and valve block--ostensibly to irritate Robert "Tractor" Traylor of U of Michigan Basketball Infamy. Usually, though, the practice was to stick variations of green and white pom poms. Some people did Christmas lights around that time of year (don't know how they did it, but it worked) and at other times of the year/occasion strange adornments would appear mimicking the team in question, i.e. hanging mascots, gators, etc... Ahhh...college days...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no but my chrismas tree is nothing buy small trumpets, small music sheets and a i even put a fake gold trumpet on the top in stead of a star...

I will post a pic of it when christmas comes around again... you get a kick out of it...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bright orange fuzzy balls strung together (bought in an Indian trinket shop) hang from my bell on funk gigs. Have also used ankle bells (the kind belly dancers use) in more avant-garde settings. Nothing for my jazz quintet though.

The bells have an interesting effect... If I play loud enough, they resonate a bit. Very cool. And having them strapped on doesn't dampen the sound nearly as much as I thought. The orange fuzzies are tied onto the tuning slide with string that's about the thickness of dental floss, so it doesn't affect the sound or feel at all. Both are more for me than the audience, though everyone loves the fuzzies...

[ This Message was edited by: musiclifeline on 2003-08-21 14:39 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.
I've always found that where I play during the holidays are far too formal to do stuff like that. If it works for you, great. I just don't feel the need, nor would my audience appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I polish it....that is it!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2003-08-21 19:20, riffdawg2000 wrote:
I polish it....that is it!




Good Man.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a great one for Christmas a Santa hat over the bell.
It has taken me years to find a bucket mute I am happy with and when I do its red with a fluffy white bit on the end!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with riffdawg, all my trumpet needs is a good polishing. I'll leave the decorated trumpet stuff to Mr. Monette.
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Tom K.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My horn IS the decoration.

But while we're on the topic, I did notice Doc Cheatham had some sort of dangly jewelry on the third slide of his horn. Has anyone else seen that or know what it is?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HornyMikey,

how did u attach it? was it a lubed one? lol!!! i mean, that's pretty funny, hanging it on the mpc....haha...you could even use it as like a mpc protector......lol....turn it inside out and put your mpc in it....no friction and lub means no rust and no scratches!!

hahaha..that was soo outta line...rofl!

oh ....i remeber what i was tlaking about now....tinsel.......u know? it looks like snow...i always hang one around my bell during christmas...its fun
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh... no... my trumpet does not wear costumes, outfits, clothes, and such...

actually the only thing it wears is a leather specialities valve guard.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see decorated a 24k gold-plated trumpet! I mean she is the beauty of the occassion why would you want to cover her! *lol* Still I hope someday to be able to get a decorated trumpet... whether engraved or designed I am not sure yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um..........I swear to you Leigh, I will never decorate my Savannah........EVER!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey,

The only thing that will go on my trumpet is my rookie feather for chiefs. I will tie that around the tuning slide and let that hang there all season. It means a great deal to me.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many years ago I bought a small string of lights for 59 cents that I hang accross the trumpet section stands during the holiday season. Gets a lot of good comments. I keep these cheap lights in my stand bag which gets thrown around, stacked on and everything else. These cheap lights don't quit. I spend a lot of money for lights at home, and they last one year, maybe. John
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