Build your own Trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by stumac, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    trumpetsdirect.com

    Do any of our English members know anything about this? I am interested, the phone no is of Hansen Music in West Yorkshire, I have sent several emails to them but have not received a reply.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  2. harveyhassanator

    harveyhassanator Pianissimo User

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    I'm afraid i have not heard of this. Ill talk to a few people and get back to you if i hear anything
     
  3. craigph

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    If it sounds too good to be true.....
     
  4. Conntribution

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    Buy 2 you get egg roll. {Wait, haven't I heard that before?}
     
  5. tobylou8

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    But he will help you through the "tricky bits"! :lol::lol:
     
  6. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    The site is here:

    http://trumpetsdirect.com/

    The more I read it, the funnier it gets. Here is a choice quote.

    "... take a box of brass, add a blow torch and a match ...."


    ... and what? Don't leave me in suspense. Does it go boom?

    (Using 4 dots in an ellipsis is a sign of extra quality apparently!)
     
  7. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    A few more select humorous quotes from that web site:

    "click here to ORDER NOW for delivery in time for Christmas"
    (which is 8 months away)

    "The end result is not a toy"

    "Building the trumpet can be tricky"

    "Call and speak to Maria ... you may hear and answering machine (sorry)"

    "No other manufacturer offers you service like this"

    "7 days free trial"
    (That one cracks me up. After 7 days with a blow torch, I can send it back?)

    Worst of all the ENTIRE site is made up of images (all text is actually images) so this web-based operation is unable to be indexed by search engines. Good luck with that business plan. Thanks for the laugh, Stumac.
     
  8. Conntribution

    Conntribution Fortissimo User

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    I can imagine some Eastern European hoople calling up the help line. "I blew the torch and burned my lips off!!!!".
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Take a 100 quid chinese trumpet and sell it disassembled as a kit for 120. Great business plan.

    My recommendation: buy a finished chinese horn for 100 Quid and a gas torch and solder for 20 Quid, take apart and reassemble the horn. Then you will have saved 20 quid AND learned how to take the horn apart too - or just buy the horn and play it - save 20 quid and the time messing up the finish...........
     

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