Does anybody recognize this fanfare (hearld) trumpet?

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  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Howdy all.
    Thinking of buying this "shortish" herald trumpet, but am pretty sure the seller mislabeled the brand as NOTHING on it appears to be of Olds manufacture...except maybe the receiver.
    Being around 32" long plus mouthpiece, it would be about halfway in length from a normal trumpet and a true herald design. I am intrigued. Wondering if it is a French instrument...thoughts? Opinions?
    Thanks!
    Gordon

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  2. ConnDirectorFan

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    Blessing valve block, for sure. Looks like the type similar to the Bundys...
     
  3. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    AHHHH. Good to know. I wish it was a Getzen block. Any idea what I should bid on this if I wanted to retain some marketing margin for resale later?
     
  4. gordonfurr1

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    You know, I was thinking that about the bottom valve caps...looks Bundy...
     
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    strad116055 Pianissimo User

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    it seems to be a hearld trumpet in the key of D. don't know what kind.
     
  7. gordonfurr1

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    I was thinking it looked to be probably in G....but don't know in what key Herald trumpets are often set.
     
  8. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Well, I think we can all agree that it is not an Olds Pinto herald trumpet -weird thing though the Olds Pinto was. What about an Old Spinto herald trumpet? (spinto being a way of describing voices and pitches that are slightly lower than normal. A spinto tenor would be someone whose voice would be too heavy for light coloratura and buffo work, yet too light to be a full Heroic or Wagner tenor)...
     
  9. gordonfurr1

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    I'd bet you are right. The owner never replied regarding exactly what was on the bell, but likely something that made him THINK "Pinto"...and it IS lower in pitch than Bb.
    Wow! I so enjoy your brain emissions!
     
  10. ConnDirectorFan

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    I can only affirm that the valves are Blessing (as is the serial). The valve slides look like the correct length for Bb, but the tuning slide is cut down and the bell lengthened for the "fanfare" aspect...
     

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