Bizarre “Huttl” Trumpet Review

I was recently sent this odd old Huttl branded trumpet. Here’s a review of it.

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jack sprat says:

High tuning is more correct. 440 A is actually bad music. Research history of standard tuning. Be glad you have this refined instrument.

Luggage says:

could you just keep this intro theme, like forever? I know you did it in the Cheap and Expensive Cornet Blind Taste Test video but I loved it so much and I’d like to know what the piece is called.

Meduka メデューカ says:

Hey Trent, great video! Do you think you could make a recording of you playing Bugler’s Holiday for Bb Trumpet if you can ever get a hold of the sheet music or find it online? That’s one of my favorite pieces that involves double tonguing and played it in my 10th year of school.

Stephen Budders says:

If I made a trumpet, they would burn me at the stake for making a pretty terrible horn.

Thomas Håkanson says:

A trumpet in B; interesting. The only piece that I know of that uses a B trumpet is Mahler’s 5th.

Christian Mettel says:

I’ve got a Hüttl (pronounced “who-tl”, not “hut-tl”) Alto horn (bell front) that can play in Eb or F. It is fun to play. This trumpet is a “peashooter” style that is similar to my Abbott, which is a Bohland Und Fuchs stencil built between 1920-1937. They were most likely built in Kraslice, Czechoslovakia , which was Grazlitz , Bohemia in the Austrian empire.

Gabe Northcut says:

Mr hamilton, I have a trumpet from the late 19th century with some of the first piston valves ever made. It’s made by a guy called Henry Pourcelle, and it’s serial number is 12. I was wondering if you know anything about it

Charlie Gengo says:

You should do a review on the Yamaha Venova

S W A G L O R D 4 2 0 6 9 says:

I found a huttl line 700 a few weeks ago at a flea market and couldn’t find much online about it. Wasn’t he a czech guy that immigrated to germany ? Mine has a round edge on the bell.It also has regular looking valves. Are there any other marking on the bell of your trumpet ? Model or manifacturing place ?

iscrewy says:

Is the middle finger offensive in NZ, or do you use the backward peace sign? Or both?

GrantDolanMusic says:

I wonder if the “rotary valve feel” is because they are bottom sprung and because the valve is heavier because of the extra amount of unneeded metal in the valve? The valves look like they have no extra bounce in them giving a cleaner articulation compared to a bouncy piston valve.

Devastator Supirior says:

Pls help me pls!

Nate Cormier says:

If you ever come across a regent trumpet is has a simaler design with it being short and the valves looking the same

Sean Hakala says:

Looks like somewhat of a knockoff Conn Connqueror. On the issue of the tuning slide leak, I’ve found that appplying a liberal amount of Vaseline to both inner slides works very well in shoring up leaks. Also, if the valves are wobbly, maybe use rotor oil, rather than traditional valve oil

(I have a trumpet made by York from the early 1920’s that had these problems and it’s a night and day difference)

EnglishTMTB says:

I suspect if you did take a lathe to the valves, they’d probably run significantly worse – that long length kinda fights against side-loading.

That leaking on the main slide is going to significantly harm the way the instrument plays – get some thick grease on there and it’ll play significantly better.

BananaTech Gaming says:

Could you explain to us the usefulness of the third valve alone?

The Blue Bone says:

I liked before the intro music even started

higdonius says:

The holes in the valves being so close together probably gives it that rotary sound.

Alex Paulsen says:

If you search for Huttl on the internet, you get a “stout” bearded bloke on YouTube trying to tell us otherwise.

Robert Goldman III says:

Hey Trent I am just curious to know. Of all the brass instruments you have played before, which one is the hardest to tune?

Aaron LeBlanc says:

you should review the mendini blue trumpet for only 90 dollars

Glen Sheppard says:

Oh my goodness to did chopin’s second nocturne thank you I’ve been looking all over for a brass version of nocturne two

TheRomanFox says:

Speak of the devil, I was actually looking into this instrument for some time. So glad that there’s finally a good video on it.

D Nekula says:

Hey so I’m a woodwind player so forgive me for any stupidity, but I was looking into learning the Flugal and I wanted to know that if I played the Flugal, how well could I play a Trumpet from just that experience. I know the two instruments are essentially the same instrument with different bore sizes, but I was just wondering if it would actually seem like playing the same instrument

Steve Hawley says:

I’ve heard this style of winding called a peashooter trumpet, popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Vysca says:

I have a similar instrument that is very short like that. I’ve taken to holding it like Maynard Ferguson held his trumpet. Seems to work OK for me, but the third valve slide is hard to manipulate then. I really don’t think there were that many “large mitt people” like us in the past. =P

Christopher Ritz says:

Is an Elkhart a good type of trumpet to play in concert?

Russell Bradley says:

What was the piece you played at the beginning?

James Arif says:

My first valve trombone was a Huttl that I bought at a local used instrument store in Ottawa, Canada, and it was without a doubt the stuffiest instrument I have ever played. Perhaps 1/5th the volume/breadth of sound of a decent trombone. Even among valve trombones which, though I do not have any prejudice against, are known to have this sort of issue (I have a good quality Yamaha valve trombone now which is quite a decent instrument, despite its issues and the hatred it may receive) It was truly horrid.
Anyhow, interesting to see one of these guys show up across the world. Cheers from Canada.

EnglishTMTB says:

Trent just as a point of order, it’s not “Spit!” in the instrument – it’s primarily condensation

Jeremy Martin says:

I have a Huttl Eb tuba. It is a smaller bore size. I use a denis wick mouthpiece that has a larger cup but the shank is the size of a bass trombone I sometimes use it on my Yamaha when playing tuba parts. I like it. Mine does not leak and it does have a bead around the bell, but I have not come across a lot of small European bore tubas as my tuba instructor in college called it. I have not learned that much about it. I am happy that denis wick makes a mouthpiece in the size. When the lacquer came off the first mouthpiece that came with the horn I could not find a place to plate the old one, or makes a new one till I learned about the denis wicks. I do not play it much anymore because it is so small and hard to hold, but my dad got it for me in 5th grade from a flea market because I wanted to play tuba so bad and my school did not have one small enough.

Tizz Dizz says:

I have an early 1930’s Conn Vocabell trumpet that has a lot of the same unique design features (shorter and longer overall, no bead on bell, hard to hold), I wonder if one influenced the other?

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