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HaveTrumpetWillTravel
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:45 am    Post subject: $100 piccolo Reply with quote

Trent Hamilton posted this last week and I just saw it:
https://youtu.be/ypyB_wT2Lew

I don't think anyone else has posted it. He gives a lot of good reasons not to buy this piccolo. I'm a big fan of his and always find him to be really interesting and entertaining. Then the funny thing is that in the brief period he plays on it he sounds really good. Much better than your average beginner on a quality piccolo. I think ironically he probably has inadvertently introduced more folk to terrible piccolo trumpets.
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TKSop
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great entertainer... Okay player... Knowledge ranges from decent to sketchy.

As entertainment I'd thoroughly recommend his channel - as a source of educational materials extreme caution needed!
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LaTrompeta
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather spend $100 on fireworks. This piccolo is one step away from flushing money down the toilet.
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Trumpetingbynurture
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: $100 piccolo Reply with quote

HaveTrumpetWillTravel wrote:
Trent Hamilton posted this last week and I just saw it:
https://youtu.be/ypyB_wT2Lew

I don't think anyone else has posted it. He gives a lot of good reasons not to buy this piccolo. I'm a big fan of his and always find him to be really interesting and entertaining. Then the funny thing is that in the brief period he plays on it he sounds really good. Much better than your average beginner on a quality piccolo. I think ironically he probably has inadvertently introduced more folk to terrible piccolo trumpets.


The intonation is atrocious. The timbre is bearable thanks mainly to the add reverb but your ears will thank you if you don't buy one...
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Winghorn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, atrocious intonation. One step up from a kazoo, if that.
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HaveTrumpetWillTravel
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish he'd said a little more about what he was doing. He only plays it for about 25 seconds in the beginning, and (for a trombone player doubling on piccolo) to me it sounded okay. But I've tried one like that and it was truly horrible. I sounded like a duck on it and it gave me tension headaches. I think he was using a different mouthpiece. Wish he'd explained set-up and demonstrated the limitations a little more.
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Goldplate
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the six valve "trumpet" hanging on the wall behind him, and the cornet right above his sign.
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