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G bugles louder that Bb?

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Why test a proven acoustic principle? All other factors being equal, the larger horn is louder. A G horn is larger than an identical horn in Bb. Myth Busted. And they didn't even have to blow anything up!

how is this a proven acoustic principle...for one all factors are not equal. And since when are G horns 'larger' anyway. The only 2 G's ive ever played on (a valve rotor soprano, and matching bari), were small bore compared to the Bb version.

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That isn't a very intelligent response

Some of us (at least this) old-time drum corps fans love the loud, push the stands back, rip the face off sound that the G bugles of yesteryear provided. Intellegent or not, to me that is what drum corps should sound like.

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That isn't a very intelligent response

Why not? He likes loud drum corps, there for it is completely logical that he likes things that make the horn line louder. Just because you disagree doesn't make it unintelligent...

unless you are trying to say that the only way to be intelligent is to think like you. :laugh:

Is that what you are saying? :laugh:

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Yeah pretty much.

I'm kinda like that guy...what was his name....umm......Mousilini

Do you mean the WWII fascist Italian dictator who (along w/ his mistress) were killed by a mob of their 'subjects' and had their bodies hung upside down at a gasoline station? That Mussolini?

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Some of us (at least this) old-time drum corps fans love the loud, push the stands back, rip the face off sound that the G bugles of yesteryear provided. Intellegent or not, to me that is what drum corps should sound like.

That's cool.

I like hornlines that sound good too.

Tone Quality and Musicianship > Loudness...

For me.

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In order to properly test and settle this one and for all, you would need a method of putting the exact same stresses on any given horn in terms of air volume, air speed, embesure, pressure, etc in order to make sure all the horns are producing sound under the same conditions.

You'd also need to test a representative sample of brass through the years...Dynasty, King, and Kanstul Bb, Kanstul and dynasty 3 valve G, King, Dynasty, Olds,and American Heritage 2 valve, Olds, and whatever valve rotor, etc.

You'd best have a complete choir and test individual horns for measured volume throughout teh range (since higher pitches can sound louder due to better projection), as well as full choirs on a single note and in chord.

Test would best be done outside ina large stadium setting, with meters at field level, mid stand, and up in teh GE box.

Cover ALL the bases and one could actually settle this stupid argument.

and even THEN some wouldn;t believe the results, because each individual person may actually hear the sounds differently...

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