Blackburn Trumpets

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  1. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    Has anyone here heard of the name?

    They are a local custom trumpet maker in Tennessee. I have been considering purchasing one of their horns, but would like to here someone's opinion on them. They have a good reputation in Tennessee (The students at Tennessee Tech are especially fond of Blackburns.), but I wish to go on the opinions of those in other parts of the globe.
     
  2. Lawler Bb

    Lawler Bb Piano User

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    Cliff Blackburn makes an excellent trumpet. I have played his A/G piccolo and wow, what a sound and nearly perfect intonation. I used one of his leadpipes on a past C trumpet of mine; it helped the intonation and blow. I also use his leadpipes on my Benge piccolo with great results. I as well have heard many great things from players that use his horns.

    Easily one of the best trumpet makers out there, IMHO.
     
  3. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

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    Blackburn has an excellent reputation. I can't say I've had the pleasure of playing any of his products but the mention of his name conjures respect in most trumpet circles. His leadpipes seem to be fairly ubiquitous and I know the acting principle of the TSO has a few of his horns(I know he has an Eb/D and I"m pretty sure he has a piccolo).
     
  4. joe brown

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    I have known Cliff Blackburn from his days at the University of Louisville. I have a friend who he made a Bach D trumpet for him out of old Mt. Vernon parts befor he made his own and it plays great. I have played a Blackburn Jericho and it was an awesome horn. If i wanted only one trumpet it would be Blackburn, A great horn and a great guy.
     
  5. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    Well, I'm going to see if I can make a road trip over to Decatur this Wednesday for some play-testing...
     

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