View Full Version : Flip Oakes Wildthing

03-17-2006, 05:33 AM
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Horn Review: I play lead trumpet in various types of groups in the Omaha area. This horn works well in each setting. From a full concert band, to 18 piece dance band, to brass quintet, to solo work. I feel that I can blend with other musicians or extend out past the end of the stage for solos. I can make it brassy or mellow.

I like it so much that I recommended it to two other players in our concert band. They both ended up buying one for themselves after trying mine.

My previous horn was a .468 bore so I was used to a large bore trumpet. This horn is probably not for the faint of heart (or breath). To get the best tone you need to have good, solid breath support. But having said that, it is very free blowing and easy to play. It's the best trumpet I've ever owned.

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Robert Rowe
03-30-2006, 07:00 AM
I tried one at Dillon Music (New Jersey) not long ago. Seemed "nice" in every respect (playing-wise), but not "wonderful". This was a slightly-used horn; may not have been "up-to-snuff".

I play vintage Blessing Super Artists and Martin Committees (sometimes, a King Super-20 Symphony, DB), so I believe I have a solid background perspective.

Robert Rowe