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With or without lacquer and why?

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16 years 3 months ago #25 by Ricardo Matosinhos
I would like to know this forum horn players oppinion about horn with or without lacquer and why.

That's a question that a lot of horn player care about.
I use a horn with lacquer as it helps to save my horn. For the other hand I really like the sound of my unlacquered natural horn, but I dont like to have green hands...

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16 years 3 months ago - 16 years 3 months ago #28 by Traianos Papadopoulos
Hello to evryone,
I personally prefer unlacquered horns,as I like more how they sound and I think that the audience does not really care about my green hands:) but more for my sound.
Last edit: 16 years 3 months ago by Traianos Papadopoulos.

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16 years 3 months ago #38 by Martin Künkler
Why the Laquer shall have a influence to the Sound? All modern Laquers are more flexible than the Brass itself. So, no matter the Horn is cold or warm, the Laquer is no Handycap.
If a Horn is silver- or goldplatet, it will have an influence. Ok, the plating ist covered on the Brass by the Methode of galvanic, but the two Materials (Silver or Gold and Brass) are different in their physical characteristcs and they are "fixed" very thight together. The Laquer only is a Cover, what ist not so thight fixed on the Brass. If the Laquer has a bad influence to the Sound, why Strings, Woods, Pianos and other Instruments are Laquered?

Please excuse my bad English

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16 years 3 months ago #41 by Ricardo Matosinhos
Yes, you are right. I've heard that the strings lacquer is actually one of their secrets.

I've got my bell with gold plating, and even this I sometime think there's not so much difference.

... a lot of people take the lacquer out for better sound (they say)

Maybe part of this could be something like placebo efect.

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16 years 3 months ago #44 by Martin Künkler
Sure, its Placebo. Like all the other silly Stuff like Berp, Heavy Caps, Valveoptimizing or something. The best Kind to optimize the Horn is sitting in Front of the Mouthpiece - the Player.

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16 years 3 months ago #46 by Ricardo Matosinhos
I dont agree those things are silly, maybe whats silly perhaps is the way some horn players use them. They are good to improve but not for starting from.

Nothing can replace a good study practice. Like in the Food, nothing can replace a good meal, species, salt etc aren't the food but can make it taste better. :)

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