VMI 3302 BBb 5 valve 4 piston 1 rotor

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Posted by don't like this VMI on April 12, 2002 at 13:21:07:

Is there anybody that owns this instument and enjoys playing on it? I am using a PT-88 mouthpiece.

I find the intonation is pretty decent but the instrument itself is extremely STUFFY to play. It is very sluggish, and difficult to play moving notes with the heavy slow valves and the sound is somewhat "thin" when playing in a larger ensemble. Also the sound gets somewhat burried unless you BLAST -not to mention it TRAPS water every other measure where you have constantly stop playing to remove a slide and twist the horn around to empty the horn. Playing lyrical passages on this thing sounds abnoxious almost like I am fighting the horn.

Would be interested to see if others are having similar problems with this horn.


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