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Charles0103
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8/13/2011 7:29:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm a trombone player and I've heard about the pbone (it's a plastic trombone). I was wondering if there's anybody that has played it and reccomends it. Should I buy it or not?
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000ike
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8/13/2011 8:00:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
just my opinion, but never buy a musical instrument that is either electronic or plastic, they are generally inferior in material and sound quality. A concert grand piano sounds lightyears better than a digital one. An electric violin sounds awful. A plastic trombone doesn't sound like a good investment.

Again, this information is based solely on patterns in performance of "mock-instruments." I have never actually, heard or seen a plastic trombone. Wait....

Look at the videos to the right....I was right! Compare them, the brass trombones produce far superior sound quality.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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8/13/2011 12:33:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You're comparing one instrument played on a home mic against a concert recording and calling it a day?

Also, if no one ever bought an electric instrument entire genres of music would very likely be abolished.
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innomen
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8/13/2011 12:38:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I used to play brass instruments, and even played the sousaphone, and the plastic, or fiberglass ones were total crap in sound. Plastic just won't resonate like brass, but they are lighter and if you want it for convenience, or practice it would be fine, but i would never play one in a concert.
000ike
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8/13/2011 12:43:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/13/2011 12:33:49 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
You're comparing one instrument played on a home mic against a concert recording and calling it a day?

Also, if no one ever bought an electric instrument entire genres of music would very likely be abolished.

Did I tell anyone to stop using electric instruments? No. I said they are inferior to the acoustic, and that is factually true. And don't discredit my post like that. You heard the quality of sound from each instrument and obviously the brass was better.

I wouldn't even have a problem if all the genres that used electric instruments ceased to exist.

nothing pisses me off like snide comments such as this.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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8/13/2011 5:43:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/13/2011 12:43:11 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 8/13/2011 12:33:49 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
You're comparing one instrument played on a home mic against a concert recording and calling it a day?

Also, if no one ever bought an electric instrument entire genres of music would very likely be abolished.


Did I tell anyone to stop using electric instruments? No. I said they are inferior to the acoustic, and that is factually true.
Undemonstrated.

And don't discredit my post like that. You heard the quality of sound from each instrument and obviously the brass was better.
Actually, there was nothing obvious about it.

The brass was messy, echoey--or, alternatively described, richer. The plastic had a simpler sound. Which you want depends on what kind of music you're trying to create.


I wouldn't even have a problem if all the genres that used electric instruments ceased to exist.
I would.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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8/13/2011 5:48:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
And remember, the plastic video specifically said "My mic sucks, it sounds better than this in real life."

Is that factually true? I dunno. I'm not prepared to take his word for it-- just as I'm not prepared to take yours on acoustics.
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