Feeling Old

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    I wasn't watching where I was walking. The side walk was uneven from frost heave and tree roots. On top of that, it was a fairly steep hill. I must have been half on one piece and twisted my ankle.

    I haven't played it yet but, I got the Bach back last night. The repair guy was playing a job with me and brought the trumpet. He wouldn't take any money. I insisted that he take something so he took $20.00. There are a couple of spots where the silver is messed up from the cement but, no more dents. On Sunday I have a job where I'll play it and let you know if it plays better.
     
  2. bumblebee

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    Excellent post, Ivan! I've been considering it for a while, and so come to the conclusion that you must have clients who are like those wealthy people who stick "My other car is a Porsche" signs on the boot of their Ferrari.

    --bumblebee
     
  3. Trumpet-Golfer

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    For me, it was standing in a shopping line and whilst waiting to be served, I noticed on the security screen an old codger with a grey hair going bald. It was a great shock when I realised it was me!
     
  4. Dale Proctor

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    ROFL That's happened to me, too!
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I've seen a few players fall, usually on very hot summer days. One was a Sousaphone player. Rescue had to extricate him from the crumple. He survived but the Sousaphone didn't unless other than the school paid to have it repaired at I would have expected to cost about as much as a new one. Warning: Amply hydrate and don't stand lock kneed when playing ... especially so in hot weather.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    Ain't no pain in falling ... just after you hit a hard place.
     
  7. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    It's not the fall, it's the stop at the bottom:-(:roll::oops:
     
  8. veery715

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    What kind of a repair guy uses cement? Has he never heard of solder?
     
  9. B15M

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    It has something to do with the reverberation of the water in the mix sending waves through the braces making the trumpet more in line with itself.
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    Methinks this "guy" is giving you a "snow Job" and is not an accredited instrumental music tech. Never heard of a water based adhesive cement that becomes adhering having any water left ... it evaporates as the cement drys.
     

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