Joined: 04 Jan 2005 Posts: 1177 Location: Mérida, Yucatan
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:11 pm Post subject: Naumann baroque trumpets
Anyone out there have an opinion about the Naumann Baroque trumpets?
Three hole? Four hole? Hass or Ehe bells?
Any input form someone who has played these instruments is welcomed.
Thanks very much.
Joined: 23 Nov 2001 Posts: 1345 Location: Hastings, NE
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:20 am Post subject:
Naumann trumpets are nice baroque trumpets at a great price. I have three of them in my studio here at Hastings College. If you are mostly interested in dabbling, they're perfect. If you want to do some serious study and eventually gigging on baroque trumpet, I would suggest shelling out the extra $ for an Egger, Norwich, or other higher end horns. Think of a Naumann as comparable maybe an intermediate model. I played an Egger and recently switched to a Norwich, and the Naumanns just simply do not compare to them.
As far as 3 vs. 4 hole... if you have shorter arms, 4 hole can be a stretch. But 4 hole is more versatile as far as tuning, etc. It just works better. Both hole systems are a compromise, though.
Bell profiles work better in certain keys as well as on a 3 or 4 hole model. The Haas bells tend to work better on 3 hole horns (especially in the key of C) and the Ehe bells tend to work better on 4 hole models (especially in the key of D). These are just my observations, of course. YMMV.
I hope this is helpful!
Louie _________________ -----------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Louie Eckhardt, trumpeter
Assistant Professor of Music
Joined: 30 Jun 2005 Posts: 2064 Location: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:29 pm Post subject:
With both an (old) Egger from 1988 and one of the first Naumanns ever made - both with Ehe bells, I find the Naumann to be a little less of what I think of as a baroque sound. It plays very well, and seems to be terrific as a compromise instrument for Mozart etc.
As my Egger is not as refined as current models, you can probably expect a ot more bang for the buck using a new, top spec, hand hammered Egger.
Andy _________________ so many horns, so few good notes...
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