Trumpet Stand With Electric Warmer

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I'm an inactive K'nexer, I used to be one of the most active ones, but I have a lot of other thin...

Intro: Trumpet Stand With Electric Warmer

This is my electronic trumpet warmer, only one EVER made, and yeah, so I hope you like it.

Step 1: Needed Stuff.

one trumpet
one hair dryer (I used a Dynasty 1350)

Trumpet stand :
Rods:
4 orange rods
14 blues
1 yellow
Connectors:
21 oranges
2 whites
8 reds
1 big wheel
1 small wheel

Hair dryer attachement:
Rods:
8 reds
10 blues
4 whites
2 yellows
Connectors:
2 whites
8 yellows
8 purples
1 red

Step 2: Stand Part 1

Build this. See all those orange connectors, replace em with yellows and also the purple and green connector too.

Step 3: Big Wheel

Build this around the big wheel. The purples, green and greys should be reds.

Step 4: Stand Part 2

Build this with the wheel on it.

Step 5: Connect Em

Put them together and the trumpet stand is done.

Step 6: Hair Dryer Holder

Build this, mod it for your hair dryer.

Step 7: Holder

This must be at a variable height for different hair dryers.

Step 8: Connect Em

Connect them together just like this.

Step 9: In With the Dryer

Put the dryer in here and put that white in to seal it, use that red to hold the dryer straight.
You're done! Put trumpet on stand, plug the dryer in and turn it on its LOWEST setting. wait 1 min, turn off and play your wonderfully warm trumpet!


Please help me make this a BIG invention, tell your friends, family and anyone who plays trumpet!

**If the dryer breaks, not my problem**

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    goldmanmusic

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That is very creative! I love the idea of keeping the horn warm, it may actually reduce the amount of condensation (spit) when you pick it up to play since the temp of the instrument wont be colder than your breath. I would be interested in how to use a much quieter fan than a hairdryer with the heating element, then it could actually be used in situations like an orchestra pit or outdoor performances where ambient air temp is cold.

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    mannyboy446

    9 years ago on Step 9

    THE HEAT WORKS it expands the metal before you play so your not out of tune while you playing this way the trumpet will be ready to be played without tuning out

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    Bugman9

    9 years ago on Introduction

    if you brass players are tired of cold mouthpieces, you can go to your music shop and buy a plastic mouthpiece.

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    BartboyBugman9

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Been there, done that! I find it is easier to play low with one, but WAY harder to play high with one.

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    BeanGolem

    10 years ago on Introduction

    MerleCorey is correct. The expansion of the metal has very little to do with your pitch. The density of the air has everything to do with your pitch. Warming up properly before playing has nothing to do with the temperature of your horn and everything to do with your face. A proper warm up makes your face go from its normal "non-playing-relaxed-lazy-mode" to the focused "wow-I'm-actually-being-used" mode. I would say think of warming up like reminding your face how to play. You can just blow air through your horn to get it up to the temperature it will be while you play, but you still won't be "warmed up."

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    rofl495Bartboy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    well I play trombone but our band teacher makes all the trumpet players blow warm air through their horns and then tunes them right before a concert same with saxes,clarinets,flutes and mostly everything else.

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    BeanGolemrofl495

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Correct. You want to bring your horn up to the temperature at which you will be performing when you tune. I've played my fair share of christmas parades. I know that cold mouthpieces are no fun. But still, the logic behind a warm mouthpiece and a warm horn and a "warmed-up" face are all different.

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    Bartboyrofl495

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, they don't have any idea that the colder the trumpet, the more it hurts your lips.