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

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

  1. Ed Lee

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    Additionally, I highly recommend that young beginners have a comfortable straight chair and a music stand to use while practicing daily at home. Such a chair you may already have, and a portable folding stand will do for now.
     
  2. Buck with a Bach

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    A dance show band I was in, the other trumpet player was using a TR-300. He sounded pretty good on it. Have the horn inspected and correct any deficiencies found. Cosmetics can come later. Good luck:oops:
     
  3. Newell Post

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    There are some pretty good DIY videos on YouTube. Here's the first one that popped up when I searched YouTube for "Basic Trumpet Maintenance" or something to that effect....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7amjgygKefc

    There are many others.
     
  4. Bublet

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    Well I'm excited to say his teacher went over it today and said it is awesome and plays beautifully- my sone was abit worried cosmetically but after his teacher telling him how cool it was and it shows history he is happy how it is! Only paid $20 for it!
     
  5. Bublet

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  6. Newell Post

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    You're right. It looks rough. But if it plays great for $20, you scored!
     
  7. trickg

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    Bleh - folding stands are the worst. They are flimsy, have small music tables, and wind up breaking. I know that the Hamilton version is only $10, and the musician's gear version only about $6, and they seem great compared to the Manahasset, which is about $35-$40, depending on the source.

    With that said, buy once, cry once - if you pick up a Manhasset stand, you'll have it for years. Decades even, and it won't let you down. I have two of them - one is mine, and one is my son's. Mine has been through the ringer. I used to throw it in the back of my pick up on my way to big band rehearsal so it has been rained on a dozen or so times, and it was in the back of my car the night I was in an accident, on my way to a gig, no less, and my car got totaled. (I missed the first set of a Latin band gig, but played the 2nd and 3rd sets! :D) The upright got bowed slightly, but I carefully bent it back, and kept on trucking. That was in 1998, and it's still going strong. Definitely a worthy investment IMO.

    Manhasset 48C Music Stand | Musician's Friend
     
  8. Bublet

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    I will look into stands thanks for the advice- I'm in Australia so not sure what I can get here but will look around :)
     
  9. trickg

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    Wow - I had no idea. You should be able to get Manhassets, but maybe not quite that cheap. Good luck!
     
  10. mchs3d

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    Nah, just oil the valves. Although, it never hurts to give it a cleaning. And please, for the love of all that is holy, clean a used mouthpiece BEFORE you play it.
     

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