Dent in trumpet bell, is repair required?

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  1. ap001

    ap001 Pianissimo User

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    I bought my horn new 3 years ago for $300....
     
  2. trickg

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    He said earlier - it's an entry level Bach TR-710 Prelude.

    ap001 - did you check the link I posted. Look at those vibration analysis photos and ask yourself what you think those creases are going to do to the nodal vibration patterns.

    Edit: The "good" news - at least from my friend's perspective, and he's a master brass tech, is that brass instruments actually play and sound better once they've been dented and repaired. He honestly believes that, and he knows far more about it than I do.
     
  3. B15M

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    "The trumpet is just an entry level Bach TR710"
     
  4. ap001

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    Yeah, I did see the link, I do not understand much of it...

    My parents would be more inclined to buy another horn then repairing the trumpet at 20%-30% of the horn's price. Where would be a good place to look for cheaper horns but of good quality?
     
  5. B15M

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    If you think there is a chance for a new horn, I'm guessing that you are in 8th grade.
    Get a new better one for a graduation present and use the dented one for marching band next year.

    If your in 7th grade fix it.
     
  6. ap001

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    I'm willing to settle with a used horn and I'm in 9th grade.
     
  7. trickg

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    Nothing wrong with that - my Schilke B6 was used. Best trumpet I've ever owned. :D
     
  8. ap001

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    If I repaired this TR-710, would the trumpet be able to get me through high school and would it allow me to play all the music that high school offers?

    I'm just trying to see what would be cheaper for the long run...Buying a good used trumpet now or repairing this TR710
     
  9. B15M

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    It was a good guess.

    Call WWBW and tell them you want to get a Bach strad with something wrong with the finish.

    There are a lot of them used on EBay.

    I say Bach strad because it's a good middle of the road pro trumpet that could work if you made a career out of trumpet playing and there are a lot of them around.

    I'm sure a bunch of people on here will all tell you to get the trumpet that they play or their friend makes. You can't go wrong with a Strad, well, it would be hard to have it not work in HS. If you want something different later, it will hold it's value
     
  10. B15M

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    Hard to say. It might work but, you might outgrow it. The valves could start sticking, I don't know a lot about that trumpet.
     

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