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Taylor Chicago 46
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This addition to the established Taylor Chicago range of trumpets, is the most significant since we developed the Chicago Standard and Custom in 1995.

Up to now all Chicago Model Trumpets have been large (.470") bore. This suits many players and is ideal for this genre of trumpet. We felt that making an alternative version, with a bit more resistance and blowing characteristics similar to mainstream trumpets, would help bring the appeal of the Chicago concept to more musicians.

It was important not to loose the big fat, well rounded sound, and accurate intonation that characterises the Chicago Models. The New Chicago '46' has a bore size of .460", with a slightly tighter mouthpipe, allied to a slower taper. The construction of the '46', the weight, and the annealing process for the essential parts, are exactly the same as for its large bore counterpart.

Similarly, it can be ordered as a Standard, Custom or Lite, and with the no extra cost option of a redbrass bell. The price for the '46' is the same as for the .470" bore models.

The '46' is no less of a horn for its ML bore size. We believe it will open up a new perspective to players who feel that this is the bore size that best suits them, and their approach to playing the trumpet.

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Bore (inch): 0.460
Bell (inch): 5.625
Bell Type: 2 Piece
Bell Mtl.: Yellow or Red Brass
Website: http://www.taylortrumpets.com/
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Review Date: 9/25/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,500.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Great tone, free blowing all the way up, All around nice horn
Cons: It's REALLY heavy on the marching field.

I've had this horn for over 2 years now. This horn plays very nicely, and with a great tone. I know many will say this is a 'copy' but it is fact not. This horn sounds great all the way up to a double C and beyond. The one-piece annealed leadpipe is very nice too. I would recommend this horn to many people, if you can bench press 250 :-D . I have used it in jazz and classical and it works great. I am possibly moving to a Kanstul ZKT1600 WB model for jazz and marching, simply because of weight and tone penetration. This is a great horn, don't let some people fool you.
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Review Date: 2/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sound,
Cons: none

I play this instrument now for about 3 weeks.
Prior to my purchase I playes lots of instruments and nothing I've played compared with the Taylor. The sound is superb, Slotting is perfect and it plays extremely easy in the upper register. It projects very well and the weight is something you'll get used to.

This is the perfect lead-horn!!!
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