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    So 4 years ago I decided I wanted a watch (honestly due to Rolex commercials during The Masters) so started learning about them, and owned and sold several starters and eventually ended up with 3 that I love and wear daily, then stopped obsessing and got on with life. I still come here and look at WRUW pics.

    Now deciding to take up the horn again after many years not playing, and learning about makers and models (which I never cared about in my old playing days).

    So many similarities to choosing the perfect horn as to the perfect watch. Do I go with a less known more bang for the buck brand from one of the newer high quality manufacturing plants in China or the name recognition of say Paxman (=Omega) or Alexander (=Rolex) or Schmid (=Patek).

    Geyer or Kruspe "wrap", bore size, bell throat, etc. (I liken this to a watch movement)?

    Rose brass, yellow brass, nickel brass?

    Detachable or fixed bell?

    Lacquered vs unlacquered.

    All of these choices are debated ad infinitum on the horn groups, and people have mighty strong opinions (though with very little science to back anything up)

    Entry level price of a new pro horn is ~$7K. But can get a used custom that was originally 3x that price for about the same.

    The used horn and used watch markets are surprisingly similar. Lots of flippers there as well, still searching for "the one and only"!

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    Re: Similarities between watches and ...

    That picture is making me horn-y

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    ... Just about any other hobbie. Cars, Fountain Pens, Knives, Hand guns, art.. Pick your poison. I bet that there is a cigar cutter aficionado club somewhere out there.

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    Re: Similarities between watches and ...

    what's the point of a custom horn that was made for someone else?
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    Forget the cosmetic features. You have to play an instrument to find the one that best fits you. Every one will play and sound different. When it comes to instruments you "look" with your ears.

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    Built by hand might be better description but they call it custom. It is custom made according to the ideas of the horn designer of what will give a sound he is searching for, often in consultation with a top professional. More handmade parts than the mass produced version, hand-hammered bells (the current trend) for example, more exotic lead pipes and bell flares and finishes, locations of spit valves, repositioning some bracing to give optimal resonances, working in tighter tolerances for slides and valves than the assembly line (but still pro) models, special engravings even.

    Don't watch companies put out special models in less supply, it is similar to that.

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    Re: Similarities between watches and ...

    Quote Originally Posted by pickle puss View Post
    Forget the cosmetic features. You have to play an instrument to find the one that best fits you. Every one will play and sound different. When it comes to instruments you "look" with your ears.
    Right. You may have to try several "customs" to find the best fit for you. So I have just been sent 2 horns of the same custom model and I can pick one. He wanted to send 2 so I see that they are consistent, yet I still may feel slightly more in sync with one over the other.

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    I'll play! Even though my contribution is much more modest and low-budget.

    Here is the horn I have, along with a watch that's similarly cheap, mass produced, military and made of brass:


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