On V.I. avoiding work.
And it's official, I'm building a bass trumpet now.
I hear some bumps in the dynamic crossfades and a bit laggy legato. Beautiful sound though! When will it be released?So basically I've been pouring all my resources in producing music for live performances because of commissions and personal gigs. Plus, I've basically created a horn or redesigned an instrument from the 1800's and modernize it with modern tunings, triggers, better projection, and free blowing. It's a rotary-valved cornet with a 100 year-old bell, German designed valves, 4 tuning lead or mouth pipes, plated in 14 karat gold and the places I touch in rhodium. This horn was built by Dr. Bill Jones, and I guess we are going to call it the Money Cornet. I am looking to also hire an engraver from Virginia to add detail to the rotary valves and other sections. Thank you for letting me share! View attachment 17444View attachment 17445View attachment 17446
The sound clip was simply recorded on my phone.
Thank you! I’ve been thinking of this horn ever since the 90’s now finally having the opportunity to see it come to pass. I am having a bass trumpet made for me right now also. And possibly even a soprano tuba or Eb/F euphonium in the future.I am really impressed. You designed your own instrument! How cool is that?!