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DeNicola Puje
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A silverplated hybrid trumpet/cornet/flugal was hand made by master craftsman Bobby DeNicola of Murrels Inlet, South Carolina. The "Puje" (pronounced "pudgy") Bb trumpet is only about 14" long and has a .460 bore and uses a trumpet mouthpiece, has monel valves, 3 Amado water keys, and a shepherd's crook bell. Its philosophy is to incorporate the best features of a trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn. Bobby's designs are quite innovative and compact. This model has a tuning loop between the tail of the bell and the 1st valve that allows the player to adjust the horn's length just as he or she would adjust the 1st valve crook. It is made with heavy weight brass. This horn is easy to hold and fun to play; perfect for jazz, club dates and solo work. The sound could be described as "in between" a cornet, flugel and trumpet (more trumpet than flugal)-- wonderfully soft, lyrical and pleasant, but with attiude if you summon it. It can meow one minute and be screaming the next if you step on its tail! This horn is, to say the least-- unique. But don't let its "cute" looks fool you, this is a serious and gutsy professional instrument. **This model has the optional "Dizzy G" up turned bell.

(description taken from, romajore, www.rawbrass.com forum)
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Review Date: 5/5/2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Everything said above!
Cons: Can't think of any!

Wonderful all purpose horn...I play it all the time...gold-plated too!
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Review Date: 8/3/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fun to play, compact for travel, fun to play
Cons: none

This horn has increased my practice time considerably, simply because it is so fun to play. Bobby makes a practice mute that compliments it nicely, and am able to practice in hotel rooms while traveling. It is also easy to play along with radio/satellite music due to the ability to tune so easily and quickly. There is something about the smaller size and incredible tone, that just makes you want to play it. Buy one if you get the chance!
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Review Date: 11/9/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 


Eeeh, unfortunately I am heading out the door to attend Mr. DeNicola's funeral. =\
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