Inexpensive C Trumpet

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  1. John Heckathorn

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    I am a senior in High School, and I am playing in my school's orchestra and doing some work in my church orchestra and I have the need for a C trumpet. I need some suggestions for a reasonable C Trpt under $1000.
    Any suggestions or advice would be of great help.

    PEace :twisted:
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Buy a used Bach. You can probably find one for around $1,000 and they're much better than a less expensive new C trumpet.
     
  3. Manny Laureano

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    Just one question:

    Do you truly NEED a C trumpet? The things you mentioned are all possible on Bb. If the high register or endurance is tenuous how about a mouthpiece that makes it more accessible?

    ML
     
  4. etownfwd

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    On this same vein,
    Mr. Laureano,
    Do you think (if my primary responsibility will be Jazz Ed.) that I would need to purchase a C Trumpet for a college career? :dontknow: I know that there is certain etiquette as far as blending, but is it possible for me to play through my College career without purchasing a C Trumpet?
    -efwd
     
  5. Manny Laureano

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    " Is it possible for me to play through my College career without purchasing a C Trumpet? "

    I answer enthusiastically 'Yes!".

    ML
     
  6. BPinard

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    Are the fingerings with a C trumpet the same as the fingerings for a Bb trumpet (for written notes)?

    Say with a Bb trumpet, a second line G is a concert F

    With a C trumpet, would the second line G be open as well?
     
  7. BigBadWolf

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    It depends on whether or not the music is written for C trumpet. If you have a Bb part then that 2nd line G will be fingered 1 as it is an F on a C trumpet. But if the part is for C trpt then it would be open.
     
  8. BPinard

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    That's what I was asking. Thanks.
     
  9. jcstites

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    I would go with a used bach. You can definatly find one for around $1000.

    Even if you dont use it very often now, you probably will later down the road. A bach will do well now, and 30 yrs from now.
     

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