acquire a horn for $25

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  1. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    i have a chance to acquire a getzent with a bashed in bell, slightly bent lead pipe, a broken button stem and great valves, is it worth it? its part of the 300 series... i know its a student horn, but i seems like it might have a bit of life left...
     
  2. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

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    If (A + B) > C, then don't do it.

    A = Price of horn ($25)
    B = Price of fixing horn
    C = Price of horn that plays the same as this horn would after fixing
     
  3. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    I agree with the above poster, you have no idea what repairs etc. will cost you. Then when you are done you will still have a beginner instrument which isn't worth a whole lot.
     
  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Run

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  5. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    I agree. The bell may not be fixable. It may need to be replaced.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Offer $5.00. Even if you can't get it fixed cheap, you will have something to practice repair on. Another cheap horn could get you a bell and leadpipe.............

    Maybe the start of a next generation band repairman/trumpet designer?
     
  7. Publius_

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    what exactly is wrong with it again, I saw a lot of those type of deals it really depends on the repair as people have said. you could buy another one similar. You can also but replacement valves. I would buy it if I were you, if anything you resell it, and who know it might be vintage. You never know what you can get.
     
  8. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    well... the trumpet is BASHED... he said that paiges said it would cost 250 to fix... i wouldnt do that, however, im thinking that i might just use it as a project horn and se what i could do with it... lol rowuk, i would LUV to do that... perform trumpet and make them man that would be the greatest... thanks guys
     
  9. Scooter01

    Scooter01 Pianissimo User

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    I found an Olds Ambassador at an "antique mall" and paid $35.00. It was dent free, finish about 85% 1961 vintage and played exceptionally well with great valves. I gave it to our neighbor so her daughter would have a decent horn for band. She had a cheapo "student model" (brand not worth mentioning) with a broken valve stem not worth repairing. Moral of the story: you can find better deals than someone else's junk.
    Brian
     
  10. sayluvee

    sayluvee New Friend

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    If its a getzen 300 series you could probably find a used one in good condition for the cost of repairing this one (granted anything used could have issues) I would check out ebay/craiglist before jumping on this "$25" great deal - though I do agree the idea of using it to practice repair on - the expierence would be worth having you wanted it.
     

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