I am at bust what you would call an amateur trumpet player. My main instrument is actually the piano. However I have started playing trumpet in my church brass choir. Everybody else in the choir has professional level Stradivarius trumpets, except me. I used to have a TR300 that was pretty good. I liked it, until the tragic day when it fell off a set of bleachers at a football game where I was playing in the pep band. It was never the same since so I bought this student model trumpet, the MOS-MVSTR. I really like it. It plays well. But I keep wondering, would it be worth buying a high end Stradivarius model? Specifically, what does a Strad do that makes it better than my old TR300, and my current MOS-MVSTR? For that matter, what are the differences between the different models in the Stradivarius line? It should be noted, i have never had a chance to play a high end trumpet before, so I have no point of comparison.
Re: What can a Bach Strad do that a TR300 can`t/ 13:32 on Monday, January 09, 2012
there are hundreds of pro horns out there, not just the strad! and then there are hundreds of variations on them!
just because everyone plays a strad doesnt meen they are the best, nor will you like it, everyones different
the main difference I found over my old intermediate Bach Omega and my new Selmer Concept TT- which is a pro horn is apart from the build quality is the sound quality!
with my omega when I played lead I would overblow very easily with my TT that wont happen, ever because of the larger leadpipe
now the best thing Ive found with my TT is the range of colours I can create, I can blend into an orchestra, brass quartet wind band, but also blast out on lead, can go from mellow to bright in a second, I love it!
on my hunt for my TT I tried around 15 different trumpets ranging from £500 to £3000
if you want a pro horn you need to go and play some and see, hear and feel the difference!
go down and try them out and pick which one you like the best
Re: What can a Bach Strad do that a TR300 can`t/ 17:16 on Monday, January 09, 2012