Good Intermediate Horns

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by PierceG, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. PierceG

    PierceG New Friend

    Apr 10, 2009
    Hey guys,
    I'm in serious need of a new trumpet, and I think something in the intermediate range would suit me best.

    I'm not too particular about what it is. It just needs to be a decent all-around horn that will last me a long time. I'm also on a pretty tight budget ($1,000 would really be pushing it).

    The one that's stood out the most to me based simply off online reviews and specs is the YTR-4335G. But obviously I'm not committed to this, and I'd like to hear your suggestions on reasonably priced horns.

  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Try buying used!
    you can get plenty of pro-level horns for under $1000

    Yammaha 6335 can generally found for even cheaper, bach strads generally run around that
  3. PierceG

    PierceG New Friend

    Apr 10, 2009
    Well, I'm not sure if I want a pro-level horn. If I buy one, is there a legitimate concern that I'll have trouble playing it? I'm playing probably at a low college level right now.
  4. Trumpetman67

    Trumpetman67 Piano User

    Apr 11, 2009
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    try this site. If the price is too high, then wait a couple days, it usually changes instruments and prices. Hope this helped.
  5. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Unless you get a particularly extreme horn in terms of weight or bore, no
  6. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 24, 2005
    Most college players use pro quality horns. I don't know about that specific Yamaha, but some intermediate horns are basically student horns with moveable first and third slides and plated to look like a pro horn. For $1000, you can find something much better used, in my opinion.
  7. study888

    study888 Mezzo Forte User

    Aug 22, 2005
    Darlington S.C.
    Hello PierceG. Muscian Friend internet site are selling Kanstul made Besson International Trumpets for $439.99 with free shipping and 45 day return policy. The MRSP price was $1700.00. If they have The K are USA made on Bell or Valve casing they are Kanstul made. I bought a used but like new one off e-bay awhile back and paid this much. They are the best intermediate to pro grade horn on the market right now. The Kanstul 709 intermediate trumpet is even cheaper and the buyers like them. The Kanstul 800 is a upgrade with heaver m.p. reciever,heaver caps, and one piece hand hammered bell or one piece hand spun bell. If I was not buying guns right now,I would jump on that deal. Check also Woodwind& Brasswind. They run deals back and forth between the two. Good luck.
  8. ExtraTeeth

    ExtraTeeth Pianissimo User

    Nov 13, 2008
    Perth, Western Australia
    The Yamaha 4335 was on my shortlist along with the Stomvi Forte and Kanstul 700 when I bought a new horn about a year ago. Used pro horns are very hard to find in Australia so wasn't an option.
    I chose the Stomvi as it just played better and easier for me.
  9. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

    Feb 11, 2009
    Fort Campbell, KY
    I play on a King 601 which I bought for $400
    But if you have a grand I'd look for a strad or even a used xeno
    there are some olds on ebay too
  10. Mark Bradley

    Mark Bradley Pianissimo User

    Jan 16, 2007
    Kansas City

    What he said.

    I have one and it's a very good trumpet. Actually pro level.

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