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You'll love that copper bubble mute. Way fatter than the aluminum ones.
08-11-2009 03:58 PM
I never noticed the projection, but I usually paired it with a Calicchio which may have helped!:lol: My personal mute is the Windy City copper, which as far as I can tell is identical to the Jo-Ral. I have tried different aluminum ones; maybe fatter isn't the right word to compare to a Jo-Ral aluminum, more to a Harmon-brand mute. I am not a fan of the current models, at least not when I put them in my bell. And why only refer to people as "motherf@#*er" during Miles moments? Make every moment a Miles moment!:thu: Congratulations on sending your daughter to music school. I seem to recall that she also has a Malone-Back C trumpet and some other nice equipment. You've really outfitted her for ANY playing situation.
I already have a Charles Davis copper Harmon but I needed another because that one is leaving for college. At $44, the copper JoRal was too good to pass up. I don't know if "fatter" describes that sound for me. Aluminum is more diffuse and airy, the copper is more darkly focused. Thing about the copper Harmons vs aluminum are they don't project as well so it requires more air and they make the horn VERY bell heavy. I prefer aluminum for something like a big band section or when channeling my inner Miles (during which, I call everyone "motherf@#*er"). For solo material, the copper sound is worth the effort, especially for close mic recording.
08-12-2009 06:19 AM
Thank you. Yeah, she's in good shape for equipment...now she just needs to shed her brains out. She's taking her Bach 37 and Bach-Malone 229, our Schilke E3L (we claim joint custody), her recently acquired P5-4BG, and my old '70s Conn flugel. Eventually, she'll need a cornet because her teacher does some BBB material. He's also big on students studying natural trumpet though she'll never need to own one.
Congratulations on sending your daughter to music school. I seem to recall that she also has a Malone-Back C trumpet and some other nice equipment. You've really outfitted her for ANY playing situation.
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