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Title: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: kingocarina on August 24, 2009, 07:28:06 am
yay I registered.

I was surfing around and stumbled upon this little number

http://cgi.ebay.com/French-Horn-OcToBrass-with-a-Kelly-MDC-Mouthpiece_W0QQitemZ160356394742QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBrass_Instruments?hash=item2555fc66f6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I don't even know what to say..... There's even an official site.

http://www.octobrass.com/home.cfm

Can anybody shed some light on this? Does anybody like this product? Does anybody feel like I do (in that "ruined" would be a more fitting description for a previously beautiful instrument)?


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: Spatolo on August 24, 2009, 08:38:01 am
That is official and made with the help (or at least approvation) of the Mountain Ocarina makers.

Why ruin of an instrument? :)


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: Kissaki on August 25, 2009, 10:37:49 pm
Wow, for some reason, I laughed when I saw this. Sorry, but it just looks and sounds really goofy to me.  :-X


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: SamTASTIC! on May 25, 2010, 02:45:45 pm
This looks crazy!  I want one just for the wacky factor.  Plus I've always wanted to own an ocarina that requires a trumpet embouchure...  ::)

EDIT: Listened to some sound samples... Now I agree with kingocarina: they ruined the ocs.  Buzzing them sounds nastys.  :P


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: poetchick4Jesus on May 27, 2010, 07:11:23 pm
That sounds like a dying duck.  ::)


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: alejandro on May 28, 2010, 05:07:19 pm
That sounds like a dying duck.  ::)


I thought the ducks were uhm... doing something other than dying  ;D


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: Lyn D on July 22, 2010, 06:18:33 pm
 :o  YUCK.


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: Koudi on September 11, 2010, 12:35:17 pm
OcToBrass is a very serious and very professional product, offering some great possibilities for brass players. I've had fun reading your comments above!   :D  From the viewpoint of an ocarina player, OcToBrass is indeed a bit laughable! However, to appreciate OcToBrass, you have to understand it from the viewpoint of a brass musician. OcToBrass is not supposed to sound good (yes, it does sound awful!), nor is it some wacky toy for weirdos. It's purpose is solely to allow brass musicians who are out away from home on business trips to maintain the strength of their embouchure by buzzing the OcToBrass. It takes the unbearable boredom out of buzzing mindlessly through an unattached brass mouthpiece in motel room. For crying out loud, buzzing a brass instrument mouthpiece for 10 minutes is more than enough to land a bull moose in the infirmary with full straight jacket and helmet. Now, with OcToBrass, Bullwinkle not only keeps his sanity but he actually thinks the sound is pretty good by comparison, and playing melodies turns those monotonous buzzing hours into blissful Celtic memories. Who knows, maybe the OcToBrass will even give the ocarina world a convert now and then!

As a side comment, OcToBrass also highlights the durability of the Mountain Ocarinas. ZeldaToBrass?... I don't think so!


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: black locust on September 12, 2010, 07:02:39 pm
I'm with Koudi - this looks like a great tool for horn players.

Calm yourselves, ocarina purists - these folks can buzz in private, and then play the ocarina in normal fashion - maybe with you!

I enjoyed hearing the fellow on video say that in practicing with this, a few minutes have gone by, and he's really had a good time!  That's what it's all about.


Title: Re: "Modified" Poly G? $100? The OcToBrass
Post by: Chelsea B on September 12, 2010, 10:31:12 pm
LMAO! that's too funny. I love the buzz. :P