Buying a Trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by suewatters1, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Gendreauj

    Gendreauj Piano User

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    Did find an interesting comparsion of the P trumpet and Tromba trumpet on Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3V7W8RCzJw

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  2. tobylou8

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  3. breakup

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    This is a bit of an unfair comparison. First you don't know that Noah and his family were not experienced ship or boat builders of the time. Second is wasn't the building of the Titanic that got her sunk, it was the manner in which she was operated by her crew.
     
  4. tobylou8

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    And that has what to do with this thread???
     
  5. veery715

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    OP - if you can't get a plastic one cheap (common, chapmand, how about it?), I will send you a vintage metal cornet from my collection. But they aren't light.
     
  6. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

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    I am still in high school, but can tell you info that I have learned from friends and teachers:

    Since you are starting on the Trumpet you should get a student model. DO NOT get a professional model, as they are harder to play for a beginner and much more expensive. You may however find a cheap trumpet that is labeled as pro. Don't fall into this trap! Cheap trumpets are S*** buy a good quality BEGINER Trumpet. You should do a little bit of research before you buy, since you probably know nothing about trumpets. You also need to know what type of music you want to play. Different trumpets work for different styles. (It won't really matter to a BEGINER, but as you get better it could save you from buying another Trumpet).

    Things it should have:
    1. First valve slide Hook or ring or trigger
    2. Third valve slide ring or trigger
    3. A spit valve (Water key)
    4. A pinky hook
    5. Should come with a mouthpiece
    6. Need a case!
    7. Practice mute if you live in an apartment (TM has lots of posts on this)
    8. AND A TEACHER!!!!!

    Please please find a teacher, you will never be good without a teacher!
    All brands of Trumpet will work.
    I recommend a Bach or Yamaha.
    If you have any questions you can PM me.
     
  7. breakup

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    As much as that line in your signature has to do with this forum, and it's a bunch of meaningless nonsense.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    So you want to take me to task because of my signature. ROFL
     
  9. suewatters1

    suewatters1 Pianissimo User

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    Thanks everyone for your Inputs. I know buying anything with an American price tag the exchange is 40%. So for a $200 trumpet would cost me $280 + taxes and shipping that would be around $330.00. I would love a real trumpet but if I can't find one at a reasonable price I would consider a Ptrumpet at $180 +tax and there would be no shipping fees.
    Right now I would just practice and have fun with it. If I seriously want to play outside my house for the public I would buy a really good instrument and get a teacher to teach me. I want to quit working do to health reasons and until my car is paid off I know I can't go on my Disability full time. They subsidized me now which help me. So I just want something that sounds good in which I can practice with and put some money aside for a better quality trumpet further down the road.
    If I could find a great trumpet at Canadian price tag with reasonable shipping fees. I would seriously consider it.
    I am going to Ottawa 2 or 3 times next week. If I could find one in Ottawa it would save me shipping fees.

    Thanks everyone for being so helpful. It means a lot to me.

    Sue
     
  10. suewatters1

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    Hey I should mentioned I have hearing lost in both my ears. Mild to moderate in my right ear and moderate to profound in my left ear which I am hoping they can do something for that ear. I am seeing a specialist right now.
     

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