Can you help me shop? Low budget!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by christineka, May 3, 2014.

  1. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    I'll wash it next week and see. My piano technician was just over and told me the music store, where he works (and where I sit every week for viola lessons) has a machine for pulling slides and it is a free fix. I'll be there Monday.
     
  2. ConnDirectorFan

    ConnDirectorFan Fortissimo User

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    Do note that the red discoloration/"corrosion" [?] doesn't seem to wash off or come off with acetone [at least not on my old Getzen]...
    Still, it shouldn't be a problem, and if the valves work fine, then that's okay. I have heard of some modern Chinese pocket trumpets having the "rust" issue on the valves...

    Best of luck - enjoy the new horns!
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    You could try a Blitz slide /valve cloth to get rid of the discoloration. Cost about $4!
     
  4. Dale Proctor

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    The Eb cornet part in old marches is usually covered in another part, sometimes in the solo cornet part, but most of the time in a ww part. An Eb cornet is a whole different animal, and unless you buy a good (expensive) one, the results won't be very satisfactory, even with a good player who can play the Eb part.
     
  5. ConnDirectorFan

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    Here are some European E-flat cornets, but caveat emptor - I know almost nothing about them, except for the brand. Contemplate purchase at your own risk.

    Amati CR 252 EB Solo Cornet Silver with Case and 3c Mouthpiece | eBay - $325 and $17 shipping to my area, and Amati isn't a horrible brand, but there are few reviews on the Eb cornets, and many that reference them refer to the whole company as inconsistent...
    Kühnl & Hoyer ◠Trompete ◠Trumpet ◠Kornett ◠Cornet | eBay - in Germany - K&H has a good reputation, but I can't find anything on their Eb cornets
    Es-Kornett K&H Kühnl & Hoyer /GLI FRA, Eâ™* Cornet, Cornet Ã* pistons, Cornetto | eBay - in Germany

    Supposedly Yamaha student Eb cornets are good...

    Amati??? - View topic: Trumpet Herald forum

    Have you played any of these types, Dale?
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    My Eb cornet playing is limited. I've played a few modern ones a bit, like Besson and Yamaha, but they were upper-level instruments. I've also played a few 19th century ones that were surprisingly good - two Bostons and a Lehnert. The only "inexpensive" Eb I've ever played is an Olds Ambassador Eb trumpet, which I happen to own. I play it only when I have to, because the intonation is a battle.
     

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