Best Buy

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Manny Laureano, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    So, now that Best Buy is selling horns, who's going to be the first among us to go to Best Buy and have one of the sales personnel demonstrate the instruments, going from flute to trumpet to clarinet and back while we "make up our minds"?

  2. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 16, 2005
    Are they any better than the Class Act line that Walmart sells.
  3. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

    Oct 1, 2004
    Houston, TX
    The "high note specialist" at my school works at Best Buy, maybe I can convince him to do some in-store wailing for the customers :D
  4. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

    Oct 24, 2003
    So do I need to go over to the corporate headquarters here and slap someone upside the head?

    Just wait until the kids start showing up to band with these pieces of junk.....
  5. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Best Buy doesn't have a place on the site for me to review one. Such a pity. I looked at one at WalMart. They told me there wasn't a place there to test it. With all the noise that goes on at Best Buy they better not pull the same excuse. When are they going to carry the Monique piccolo? I can't wait.
  6. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

    Oct 11, 2004
    Farnham (a place too smal
    That reminds me of one of my favourite Crispian Steele-Perkins stories.
    He and another guy were playing the Vivaldi in my local concert venue. After the rehearsal they thought they would check out the local hostelry (I know, hard to believe - brass players heading for the pub). On the way there they saw the local music shop, so thought they would have a bit of laugh.
    The two of them went in and asked whether anybody could help them, that they had always wanted to play trumpet and having just seen one in the window, would the shop be able to help them out?
    Sure enough the guy in the shop took out a couple of mouthpieces and asked them to produce a buzz. Quite how bad it was I am uncertain, but knowing Crispian's sense of humour I imagine the resultant sound was similar to the after effects of a good strong curry.
    After a few minutes they announced that they wanted to try it out on the full instrument.
    Well, the sound went rapidly downhill, with the shop assistant rapidly running out of patience.
    Quite how these guys managed to keep a straight face during this time I will never know, but they kept going, playing the fools very well.
    Eventually the assistant said that if they wanted to learn properly that they should consider private lessons and that he could recommend a couple of local teachers. At this point Crispian announced that they thought they had got the hang of it by now and they launched into the Vivaldi!!
    The assistant did not have a sense of humour and asked them to leave, in not so polite terms!

    I'm not sure whether he is yet allowed back into that store, but I somehow doubt it!
    He was certainly on the banned list when I worked there (about 10 years ago).

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