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    Default Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    I'm curious about these horns. Is there anyone on the forum that has (played) one? If so, what are your impressions?

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Anyone....?

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    No.....

    But I will tell you that I absolutely loved your music!
    Truly great stuff! Very unique! The best thing I've heard in some time!

    My respect!

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Thank you very much!

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    The pleasure was all mine!

    Tell me....Do you guys perform in the USA?

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Quote Originally Posted by warp x View Post
    I'm curious about these horns. Is there anyone on the forum that has (played) one? If so, what are your impressions?
    You may want to post this question in the Evette & Schaeffer Buffet-Crampon, S.A. area. I am pretty curious as well. They are rather odd looking horns.
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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    I recall Jason Dumars bought one on the forum and played it for a while. You might want to ask him.

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1955 View Post
    The pleasure was all mine!

    Tell me....Do you guys perform in the USA?
    Hmm no. It's rather hard to arrange it. But I'll see what I can do.

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Quote Originally Posted by com281 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by warp x View Post
    I'm curious about these horns. Is there anyone on the forum that has (played) one? If so, what are your impressions?
    You may want to post this question in the Evette & Schaeffer Buffet-Crampon, S.A. area. I am pretty curious as well. They are rather odd looking horns.
    Quote Originally Posted by bfoster64 View Post
    I recall Jason Dumars bought one on the forum and played it for a while. You might want to ask him.

    Thanks, I will!

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    I had one of these, and it was hands down the best sounding, best intonation alto I have ever played. Period. But... the keys, specifically the palm keys, were placed in a way that I could not get used to. It was so frustrating that I wound up selling it as a result. Also, the octave venting on the palm keys eliminates a lot of altissimo and multiphonic possibilities because you can't get single venting. I really like the close multiphonics spaced in octaves, so it was a little troubling for me too.

    Overall, I would recommend it highly unless you have these specific fringy concerns that I have. Most people don't play the kind of music I do.

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason DuMars View Post
    I had one of these, and it was hands down the best sounding, best intonation alto I have ever played. Period. But... the keys, specifically the palm keys, were placed in a way that I could not get used to. It was so frustrating that I wound up selling it as a result. Also, the octave venting on the palm keys eliminates a lot of altissimo and multiphonic possibilities because you can't get single venting. I really like the close multiphonics spaced in octaves, so it was a little troubling for me too.

    Overall, I would recommend it highly unless you have these specific fringy concerns that I have. Most people don't play the kind of music I do.
    Thanks for the info. Did you by any chance make a recording of yourself playing the horn?
    Am I correct in assuming that many notes in the extreme high register need different fingerings, or overblowing a harmonic?
    Also, did you have any difficulty keeping the horn regulated?

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Anyone here own a Buffet Powell?

    I have an alto. The pads are long gone, and so I can't judge how it plays at all right now... I hope to have some time to get it to play soon.

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