A serious trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by blu_knote, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    Ted, listen to Rouwk and Dale Proctor. Play 'em all. Old and new. My everyday horn is a Sterling Bach 43 bell. I just bought a Conn Director student horn with a Coprion bell and it is wonderful. I love it. Will it overtake my Bach? Probably not. But, I know it will be useful for certain jobs.
     
  2. *Red*Clarinet*Playa*

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    "I think it would be easier to recommend a wife than a trumpet.................."

    Good one, rowuk. haha really good.
     
  3. tedh1951

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    Ahh, the final voice of reason. I've shown this to my wife and now that the blood has stopped flowing, she has agreed that this is a good argument. But that's it. She reckons 4 trumpets is enough although she has agreed to a policy of one new instrument will mean the sale (I have been known to "hide" trumpets in old empty cases) of an old friend. Your bottom line is a good one - play before you pay - but I always think that he who dies with the most trumpets - wins.
     
  4. Toobz

    Toobz Mezzo Piano User

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    Absolutely !!!!! Buying a horn IS a serious decision, and it can also be a very enjoyable experience. Keep an open mind along the way, and have as much fun as possible.
     
  5. Keith Fiala

    Keith Fiala Pianissimo User

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  6. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    While you're at it, you might as well play a few cornets too. They have their own advocates and can be used pretty much anywhere (exc. orchestras) you might play a trumpet. Get a mouthpiece as similar to your trumpet mpc as you can, rimwise, with a deeper cup.
     
  7. holyjunk

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    Also, I know a good proffesional horn around this price range is the Conn Vintage one. I know people like the horn that have it, and it so happens I have it too. :) haha It is a great horn. Throwing another out there for considertion.
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    It is not he who dies with the most, it is he that got to play them most before he dies that has truly won.

    If you are getting reasonable mileage on all 4, justifying the 5th should not be the problem. If you play two/collect two, it is tougher to convince the better half!
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been there, done that. A trumpet is MUCH more stubborn than any partner could ever be!

    Once you do get used to a trumpet though, you tend to ignore its faults. Look at all those old pros playing out of tune Bach C trumpets. They have even developed alternate fingerings to compensate - even although that makes the sound uneven!
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Yes, good point. I justify one instrument as being the one my father gave me as a boy - so it's not really mine, but I use it for marching performances due to the danger of damage. Another, my Getzen 700SP is lodged with my niece who is developing her skills with an instrument that, in Aussie parlance, is a boomerang. This means that I get it back when she "eventually" makes her own choice. The pocket trumpet is my little travel mate (and lives in a suitcase), and the Getzen 900 Eterna is the workhorse - not nearly enough trumpets really. I live in hope of playing and purchasing a couple more - but most certainly, as I tour the world, so I will "squeeze a few toons" from some wonderful pieces of the trumpet makers art.
     

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