Circle of life (for a Trumpet) Sigh!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by applianceguy, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

    May 22, 2012
    San Antonio Texas
    I found this trumpet for sale at a Pawnshop a little over a year ago and I figured..., What the hay, I used to be pretty good at this a long time ago, so I bought it. The valves wer stuck and the leadpipe was bent downward in a precarious way, as if someone had done it intentionally so they could come back and buy it later. I bargained down the price from 199.00 (way overpriced) to a semi-reasonable 140 dollars, paid the man and went about my day.

    As I started to re-furbish/re-condition the trumpet, I became somewhat attached to the thing and although it did have a really nice sound, I would have to use alternate fingerings whiloe playing with the church group, just to stay in tune. The time came to sell it and get something a little more conducive to play in a group setting. I posted it on "Craigslist" and sold it to a nice lady who had a son that was interested in learning ro play Trumpet. I gave them what seemed like a fair price (Lower than what I paid) and they went on their way.

    So, as I always surf "Craigslist" for my next re-furb project what do I find??? Low and behold, there is the "B-USA" trumpet advertised for sale at of all places..., back in the pawnshop.


    The "B-USA" is back at the pawnshop.., completing the circle of life, to start all over again!!

  2. mattiasc

    mattiasc Piano User

    Jan 14, 2013
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    Go buy it!! ROFL You can probably get it for $120!! ROFL
  4. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

    Feb 23, 2013
    Tuckahoe, NY
    Better to see that then have it destroyed and tossed.

    I wonder how many Super Recordings, Committees, Super Artists, etc that have met an untimely and tragic demise.
  5. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

    May 22, 2012
    San Antonio Texas


    That would be throwing good money, after bad. Good riddance to that thing!!

    Although it did have a nice tone quality, it was embarrassing to find that I was the one who was outta tune while playing in the church group.

    It was a good stepping sttone, though.

  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Applianceguy, you can always buy it again and turn it into a lamp for ebay!
  7. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    A great big "WHOOOOOOOAAAAAA pardner" to that being outta tune thing. I play in church and they think being in tune means we all end the tune at the same time! I stopped asking if we should tune up before we play. Currently, I am the ONLY bandmember that owns a tuner, let alone uses it. My fellow trumpeter CAN'T tune because his slide is stuck. Been that way for 7 1/2 years!!! When he tells me I'm not in tune, I hand him my tuner. He blushes and says you know what I mean. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight, my pitch has to warble like the "singer"! :x:x:x:x:x:x:x:x:x
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  8. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

    May 22, 2012
    San Antonio Texas

    To making a lamp out of the thing!

    That is the tune we were playing "Jesus,Light of the World!"
  9. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

    Apr 30, 2010
    dubuque iowa
    Careful how you talk about a musical instrument. Every one of them has a soul and you could be setting yourself up for some bad karma if you dont have a bit of respect for them. IM JUS SAYIN... Best wishes.
  10. rankamateur

    rankamateur Mezzo Forte User

    May 1, 2013
    Merry Ol' England
    Even the mass-produced Chinese ones? Now there's a home-business for some entrepreneur with time on their hands - import loads of these things in different colours, make lamps out of them and sell them on auction sites.

    I saw a late 19C cornet screwed to the wall of a pub the other day for decoration. I felt sorry for it!

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