Brought my son a pre loved Bach- now what?!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bublet, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Quoted for truth! Especially the part about kids giving up on playing. I was at the end of my rope when I hit 8th grade, and was doing my best to maintain a high chair placement (another kid and I were battling for first chair) in spite of having an old beat up King cornet that had definitely seen better days. I gave my parents an ultimatum at that point: either hook me up with a better instrument, or I was going to quit. Once I got my Yamaha trumpet, it was smooth sailing at that point.

    What kind of Bach trumpet is it? Is it a Bach Stradivarius, or is it a Bundy or Mercedes?
     
  2. Bublet

    Bublet New Friend

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    I have no idea what it is :/ has Bach stamped on it and TR300 near moth piece stamped
     
  3. Bublet

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    I've never had trumpets! Today has been my crash course- everything I googled results came from this forum so joined up to learn what I can :) Thankyou all so much for answering!
     
  4. Dale Proctor

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    A TR300 is one of the student-model Bachs. I'd get a local music store to check it out to make sure it plays ok, and let them show you how to oil the valves, etc.
     
  5. TrumpetMD

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    My son started out on a TR300. It's a nice student horn, easy to play, and built like a tank.

    His school music teacher might be able to check out the horn and show you how to care for it (if he/she's a trumpet player). If not, he/she can probably recommend someone who can check it out.

    Mike
     
  6. Bublet

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    Oh good- glad to hear they are generally good for learners! She had recommended Bach, king, Yamaha or Conn- I will have a chat to her in the morning see if she can tell me condition wise how it is- my only Brass experience was a short stint playing Baratone in grade two lol it was as big as me! But at least I know what valves etc should feel like lol I will no doubt be stalking this forum now! I may even try learning to play myself! Thanks again
     
  7. trickg

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    That TR300 will keep him going nicely for a good bit. I understand sometimes that a kid likes to see a horn shine, but as long as it's functionally correct, he should be good to go with it.
     
  8. Bublet

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    If that's the case I will be exceptionally happy! I paid more for the oil, grease and music book than I did for it lol! Things you find on local buy sell pages!
     
  9. trumpetsplus

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    We cannot give a price on fixing something we cannot see. If it is JUST a cosmetic refinish - that is one thing, but innards - that is another thing entirely.

    Just as in medicine, first get the diagnosis. No use worrying about a possible leg amputation if you just need a massage.

    As I discuss here:
    The Art is in the Diagnosis
     
  10. BigDub

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    That is what I was using for many years prior to purchasing the current Getzen Eterna 900 I now play exclusively. However, it can be a very good horn for the skill level we are talking about. Just don't let him play anything like what I am now, and he will be happy, not having experienced what I have in the last two and a half years.......
     

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