Bach TR711 Bb Trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ap001, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. ap001

    ap001 Pianissimo User

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    I do not mess around in the band! I practice hard and I do the best I can with the trumpet I have. Unfortunately there really is no way for my family to come up with the $1000 you are saying for a Strad or something like that. But Thanks anyway...
     
  2. Asher S

    Asher S Pianissimo User

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    I think that's a tad harsh...

    Watch the movie "CHOPS". The main kid featured who plays the trombone, T.J. Norris (I think) plays an Olds trombone, and I'm pretty sure there's a dent in the tuning slide. I think Wynton gave him one of the soloing awards at Essentially Ellington at Lincoln Center. That kid had a very mature practicing philosophy.

    Finer horns can wait until one has the means. There's nothing wrong with practicing hard with a decent student trumpet.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    It makes no sense to buy a 711 for $300 when a 710 can be fixed for $100. The chance of something being that much better on a student horn is too low.

    If you read some of the posts in the horn forum, you realize that you are taking a chance buying from a stranger. As you do not have a lot of cash, I would just get the old horn fixed, start saving, and if when you are a junior you are still interested, then you could have perhaps $500 saved and get a used Yamaha 6xxx or comparable "professional" model. You would have more chops, a better feel for what is out there through research and could therefore make a better decision.
     
  4. B15M

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    It's not harsh at all. In my opinion if he is serious about the trumpet and have been playing for 3 years, that trumpet isn't going to work well for him soon. If he isn't going to go past his current level, keep the same trumpet.

    I'm sick of getting yelled at. I give my advice and try to help and get a mean response back. It's not right. My years and level of playing should count for something. I keep getting sucked into this stuff. I'm not going to answer unless the person asking has a history on the board. Maybe 100 posts or more.
     
  5. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    Keep your trumpet with the dent.
     
  6. Asher S

    Asher S Pianissimo User

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    "Yelled at"??? Who was yelling? I was just disagreeing with you. Did all your years also teach you how to communicate maturely rather than storm off like a disgruntled child? Chill out, man.

    I still think it is a bit bold to be telling a high school student with limited funds that he can't be serious about music unless he shells out for an expensive horn, right now.
     
  7. B15M

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    This was the post that yelled at me from the original poster


    "I do not mess around in the band! I practice hard and I do the best I can with the trumpet I have. Unfortunately there really is no way for my family to come up with the $1000 you are saying for a Strad or something like that. But Thanks anyway..."

    I never said that he had to have a new trumpet to be good.

    Now I'm going to go off like a child and earn some money instead of being on this stupid forum.

    Bye!
     
  8. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Hey ap001,

    Do you have a teacher? If so, why not ask his/her advice concerning all this - the dent, a new horn, a used horn, where to buy, etc. No one can give you better guidance than that person.

    If you do not have a teacher, and I mean someone who gives you lessons all by yourself, not in a class at school, then take the $ you want to spend on dent removal or another horn and find someone to give you private and personal lessons.
     

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