C Trumpet

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Heavens2kadonka, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    TM Search didnt pull any topics like this up (I'm sure this question has popped up, but my dial up is awful). I have recently been talked into looking for a C trumpet for transposition work. Decided I will postpone two of my projects (The Bach Bb Frankenhorn and my Monette Prana Piece) to focus on this.

    (Why can't there be an "adopt a trumpeter" program? :lol: )

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    Heres the question! Whats the best horn I can get for...

    $500.00 - $1000.00?
    $1,000.00 - $2,000.00?
    $(*Boutique level cost*)?

    I don't have any interest in cutting down one of my Bbs, so I'm just interested in new or used or vintage trumpets that have been in the key of C their entire life..

    I've heard one of the best low-cost C's out there right now is the B&S. I am actually considering this horn strongly, though I would have to test it first.

    Van (Again, sorry if I am repeating an old question)
     
  2. miles71

    miles71 Mezzo Piano User

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    I play a Xeno 8445G C horn and I am very happy with it. The Xenos are well made, play very evenly, and I think have a great tone color. Plus I paid about 1100.00 for it new.
     
  3. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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    $500-$1000 - Used Bach 229
    $1000-$2000 - New Bach 229
    $2000 + - Customised Bach 229
     
  4. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    :D

    The Bach C DOES have an excellent sound, but its pretty much the only C I've ever heard (That *does* say something, though)!

    I'm thinking I will be able to pay for something between $500.00 to POSSIBLY $1200.00. Depends on the hours of overtime I can pull at work.....

    Hmmm, noticed the Stomvi Elite C being sold on sale through WWBW for $1600.00...........

    Van
     
  5. Double_G

    Double_G Pianissimo User

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    There wa a guy on here the other day that had a bad experience with WWBW. I don't knowif you heard about it, but his "B stock" horns he ordered were mutilated when he recieved them. I would go see any horn that I buy Van. Seriously, some people you just can't trust these days. Not saying WWBW is a bad company, but I would go check out the horn anywhere I would buy one.
     
  6. jcstites

    jcstites Mezzo Forte User

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    I see your from TN. me too (johnson city)

    I would just get a used bach, doesnt ahve to be in perfect shape, then drive down to blackburn and get a leadpipe, and if you ahve the extra $ the tuning slide. it totally changed my bach from a decent bach to a great one...
     
  7. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    Y'know, there is a good chance I'll do that.

    At the very least, I'll find a 229 valve body, and go from there. A Blackburn pipe, and a copper or gold brass C bell. Heavy caps.

    Or whatever presents itself. I'll find a way.

    Van
     
  8. san antonio horn

    san antonio horn New Friend

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    There is a stomve C on ebay right now...starting bid $600. My question is what about horns that were designed to play in both C and Bb.? I think almost everyone made one at one time or another.
     
  9. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    This was mentioned in another post somewhere. What tends to happen is that one key will fall into tune very easily, but the other key will have a more difficult time keeping in tune. For example most Eb/D trumpets tune easier when playing with the Eb set up rather than the D.
    I would guess that most trumpets that are C/Bb probably play better in the key of C, because the main body is primaraly built for C, but then adding the extra tubing and longer slides makes it Bb. But I would guess the tuneing would be more difficult.
     
  10. Double_G

    Double_G Pianissimo User

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    Get NYTC to build you a C trumpet...that should only cost, oh, $3,000-4,000 bucks lol.
     

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