A Great Fixer Upper on Ebay

Discussion in 'Horns' started by mheffernen5, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Doesn't look like much to fix ... except the plating. Replating that horn would not be worth it -- you could buy a new one for the price. Make a good marching horn!

    Jim
     
  3. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    I've never played a holton I've had a particular affinity for....

    Van
     
  4. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    Hi! Thank you for your response..so Heavens2kadonka, you've never found a Holton you've liked?
     
  5. Heavens2kadonka

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    Well, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I have yet to play on one that even compares to any bach I've played on. The MFs are godawful in my opinion (I despise the valves!!!), and the professionals are basically strad copies. Intonation with every Holton I've passed air through was squirrelly, and the sound I produce through a Holton doesn't cream my taters, really. :D

    Of course, I have had my ass handed to me in trumpet competitions by players with worse horns....

    Van
     
  6. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    I sold a used one from my store recently. I had several players in the area try it. They all had about the same comments. Easy to play up high -- very easy. A bit more difficult down low -- depending on the mouthpiece.

    Fairly bright horn that was hard to overblow (but not impossible).

    My main horn (right now) is a Holton. But if things work out, I may be playing a different horn soon. :wink:

    Jim
     

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