Circle of life (for a Trumpet) Sigh!

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

  1. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

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    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.

    *****B STUDENT TRUMPET FOR SALE*****

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

    :grouphug:
     
  2. mattiasc

    mattiasc Piano User

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    lol
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Go buy it!! ROFL You can probably get it for $120!! ROFL
     
  4. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    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

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    Wha???

    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.

    Sigh!
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Applianceguy, you can always buy it again and turn it into a lamp for ebay!
     
  7. tobylou8

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    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
     
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  8. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

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    LOL!!

    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

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    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

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    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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