I had to buy it because...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by simoncroft, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. simoncroft

    simoncroft New Friend

    Nov 21, 2013
    SE England
    I'm starting this thread because my hobby is buying musical instruments. So I know what it's like when you see an instrument you really want to own (even if it's say, almost the same as a horn you already have).

    Over the years, I suppose I've given myself a spectacular range of reasons why I bought a particular instrument. My wife isn't greatly fooled by this, but as long as I sell enough instruments to make this act of delusion self-sustaining, she lets me get on with it.

    Here are some of my reasons for buying: (Please add your own!)

    I couldn't believe it was about to go for so little on ebay
    I was in Cash Converters (insert name of other pawn shop) and they obviously didn't know what this was
    This makes a perfect pair to my cornet/trumpet
    Ernie Sondgrass used to play one of these
    I've never seen one in silver plate before
    I've always wanted one of these because...
    This was going cheap because it's bit tatty but with a little bit of TLC...
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    She got the house she wanted, so....
  3. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    Orchids are cheaper than trumpets...

    Here are my real-life ones, spaced over a little less than 10 years:

    "I have a Bach 3C mouthpiece; it sounds much better when plugged into a Stradivarius trumpet compared to my Lafleur"

    "The Stradivarius is really good, but this one just works so much better for me"

    "The Olds Recording is a classic trumpet - not made any more and haven't dropped in value at all in recent years, and that brilliant laser tone is fabulous"

    and finally

    "I wasn't out looking to buy a Committee this soon, but saw a Handcraft Committee very similar to what Chris Botti plays and only 2 years newer, and from a reputable seller and just bought it."

    Of course there was more involved discussion than I'm indicating here (including me having to ask my wife to slow down in agreeing sometimes).


    (updated: I only mentioned the trumpets above -- other than the piano the other instruments in the house never even required discussion...)
  4. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    I'll just throw a low bid on it and see what happens...
    I've always wanted one of those, and that's the nicest one I've ever seen...
    I think I could flip that one and make a few bucks...
    A few repairs and it would be nice...
    I've always wondered how one of those plays...
    That's a beautiful/unique horn...
    I need another cornet...
  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
  6. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    It was either that, or the blonde next door.
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  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Hey, look what a great savings this was over me buying a Monette.
  8. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Remember me saying, if I had a nickle for every time I thought about buying a trumpet... Well I finally saved up enough nickles.
  9. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 29, 2005
    Columbus, Oh-hi-uh
    What, I didn't just buy that, Ive had that one for a while!
  10. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    The lady found it all beat up in a dumpster and was selling it to make the rent. It was an old pro model Holton and if I didn't buy it it would have been tossed out .. oh yeah and the lady would have been too... what kind of trumpet player/[erson would I have been to let that happen. My wife felt sorry for the lady. I only lost $80 on the re-sale after the total refurb.

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