difficult to get rid of my Holton

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    I've been trying to cull my collection of trumpets but I'm having a hard time parting with my 1963 Holton Collegiate. I know this is considered a "student" trumpet but when I play it against my Conn Victor 22B or Noblet (two of my better horns) it definately competes. Am I missing something here?..........crow
     
  2. cabin1

    cabin1 New Friend

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    Every horn has its own sound i almost sold my old holton student horn; sure glad i didn't
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Crow,
    you are not missing anything. These instruments have "personality"! Just because it was deemed a "student" horn, does not mean that no TLC went into building it.
    Start with the Bundy...............
     
  4. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    rowuk, the bundy's gone thanks to you, and I don't miss it.........crow
     
  5. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Good for you, Crow. I have 53 Collegiate cornet and a 61 Roth I like and are in VG condition and purchased for a total about $50 ea. and definitley have their own personalities I really like, in comparison with the trumpet, after not playing cornets for many years, like between 1960 and 2005.:-)
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Crow,
    if it makes you feel better, I had a gig yesterday and played my 1911 Holton long cornet. I would not give it up for ANYTHING.
     
  7. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    All right! My instincts and appreciation for my Holton were well founded. Thanks to all........crow
     
  8. Cotton

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    I've got a 49 Collegiate in excellent condition with about 80% of the finish left. Plays as well as any horn costing much more. It definitely has it's own personality. I'll keep it for a long time.
     
  9. cabin1

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    wow man good talkin good word Bundy aint too bad either mo fo getzen with a shit load of armor has a sound i know you guys dont know me but i sit in with a few bands un announced i need to learn some basic diatonic scales what bookky should i buy? help me brudder joe
     
  10. cabin1

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    mamma got a sueeeze bx
     

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