No Live Taps

It costs $25 for live taps to be played inside a state cemetery and $50 for live taps to be played outside a state cemetery. This, and a lack of bugle players, has prompted a shift toward electronic bugles where the "player" presses a button and holds the bugle to their mouth. Even England has switched to these new bugles. The American bugle costs $525, and the British Bugle costs $500. On the bugles, up to 10 playlists can be created through USB hook-up. in 2003 when the US military introduced electronic taps, 2,000 bugle players registered to play live funeral taps.

To see the ceremonial bugle's site, go to

This is where I heard of it

Part of a radio show about it from 2003.

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