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    Default Can you guys identify this Instrument?

    So I got this as a present from my grandpa and I have no idea how it's called, since I've never been in a band before. Can you guys help me out?

    https://imgur.com/a/lOYO9F1

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    It would help if you could show a complete image instead of a close-up - could it be a marching French horn?

    https://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com...ng-french-horn

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    The two pictures on the bottom show the full instrument, you can scroll down a bit.
    Hmm doesn't look like the french horn.

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    Looks like a bugle of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Lima View Post
    So I got this as a present from my grandpa and I have no idea how it's called, since I've never been in a band before. Can you guys help me out?

    https://imgur.com/a/lOYO9F1
    It appears to be some sort of bugle...I don't see any valves....drum/bugle corps feature all different sizes/pitches of bugles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heck148 View Post
    It appears to be some sort of bugle...I don't see any valves....drum/bugle corps feature all different sizes/pitches of bugles.
    No valves, but does it have a slide? Perhaps it's a soprano trombone?

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    My guess is a tenor voice bugle. The mouthpiece is t-bone size. Check on the Trumpet Herald site.

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    I'm thinking Bugle too. There's a label on the bell. Seeing that might be helpful.

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    Some sort of tuneable bugle.

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    This is a trumpet.
    Trumpets have cylindrical bore with a flared bell. They can have piston, rotary or no valves. Valveless trumpets are often associated with a straight design (fanfare and baroque instruments), but may be folded, especially for marching and horseback. The latter are also called calvary trumpets.

    The notable characteristic of horns (which includes bugles and cornets) is their conical bore. The only cylindrical portions being to accommodate the mouthpiece and any tuning sides or valves.

    (are there no brass players on this forum?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayH View Post
    This is a trumpet.
    Trumpets have cylindrical bore with a flared bell. They can have piston, rotary or no valves. Valveless trumpets are often associated with a straight design (fanfare and baroque instruments), but may be folded, especially for marching and horseback. The latter are also called calvary trumpets.

    The notable characteristic of horns (which includes bugles and cornets) is their conical bore. The only cylindrical portions being to accommodate the mouthpiece and any tuning sides or valves.

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    Brass player here (new on the forum)...

    As you said, trumpets are cylindrical, whereas horns (including bugles and cornets) are conical. Looking at the pictures, I seem to notice the tubing starts expanding already before the first bend, or certainly shortly after, making it conical; therefore it would be a Bugle.

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