Inexpensive "student" trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blind Bruce, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Blind Bruce

    Blind Bruce Pianissimo User

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    I got my "bug" to renew my playing by seeing an ad for a trumpet in the local newspaper. I had it delivered and paid $60.00. It is silver, has a good, lined case, a 7C mp, and a set of instructions written by a person who doesn't speak or write English. The seller says it was bought new six months ago in Fargo N.D.
    Are these "offshore" instruments worth practicing on?:-(
    I finally got the valves loosened up as he did not know what valve oil was. Definitely not my old Conn.:play:

    Bruce in the Peg
     
  2. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Welcome to the forum. Looks like you may have something you can practice on until you can get a better instrument. What is the horn labeled on the Bell?
    A $60 "new " Chinese horn won't give your the satisfaction of your Conn. There are many good used trumpets out there for less than $200, which all mine are in that category. Let us know how it plays as you get your lip back and how it holds up. Good luck.:-)
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    $60 sounds like a Tristar from India. I have played a couple. No fun and consumed quite a bit of valve oil.
     
  4. Blind Bruce

    Blind Bruce Pianissimo User

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    Thanks folks. I didn't think to look on the bell. It has a couple of chinese symbols and the words " golden cup".
    I don't expect much, just a means of seeing if I can get some of my lips back.
     
  5. Darthsunshine

    Darthsunshine Mezzo Forte User

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    Bruce:

    Don't fret to much and just play it. Get your lip in shape, and in the meantime you can be saving for something else. A suggested goal might be the Kanstul-made Besson 709 that is on sale in various places for about $230. There has been a lot of discussion on other threads about how that's a fantastic price for a very nice brand new horn. I really like the Besson 609 that I bought used for $57 on ebay, and the 709 is supposed to be even better.
     
  6. samdaman

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