Just putting out some feelers...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by DaTrump, May 29, 2014.

  1. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    Hi guys! Sorry I've been so inactive since my premature retirement from trumpet. Fortunately, the fever has caught me once again establishing a strong desire to play, however I don't have a horn anymore! I've been borrowing one but eventually I plan on getting my own and maybe do an ensemble or two. Either way, I can't get one right now as I'm saving up for next semester but I was wondering how many members have an old beater I may be able to purchase.



    Also, to get a little discussion going for some other comebackers. What was your comeback horn, and do you still play it from time to time?
     
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    We'll see what happens with the 1962 "400" I bought. :-)

    My comeback horn was the one I learned on, my grandfather's "400". Never let it go, never will, except to a qualified family member.

    Tom
     
  3. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    Where do I sign up?
     
  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    You don't, because none of my nieces would have you, I don't think.

    You could perhaps buy the 1962 "400". We'll see whether I want to give it up. Heck, have not yet played it.

    Tom
     
  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    I've got an old POLMUZ trumpet lying around which I don't play and which you could have free... but that would be a Devil's Gift because that horn was unplayable from the beginning. Other than that... I'll see what I can rustle up.
     
  6. Kujo20

    Kujo20 Forte User

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    I've got a few in my slowly growing inventory. Conn, Holton, Jupiter, Yamaha, Bach, and a few more... PM me if you'd like more info.

    Kujo
     
  7. jaemard

    jaemard Mezzo Piano User

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    I still have an Ambassador.
     
  8. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    My comeback horn was a Chinese Lark - funny story as my very first trumpet was a Lark and a really DOG. Needless to say the New Chinese Lark in 2003-4 was as bad as my first horn... I gave it away to a lady in China who wanted to play bugle - a gift (and I told her it was a poor trumpet).

    My next was a Chinese BG Bb trumpet (A clone of James Morrison's Yamaha YTR6335J) and still have it, and contrary to everything you hear - it is evidence that Chinese can make good horns. I still use it, especially when I see a James Morrison Yamaha in the line up of a section. This horn is a dead set copy, swapping you really don't see. feel or hear a difference. Maybe time to give it a run again. My new horn is in at the Tech's getting a service for a few days. That was the start of my getting back into the trumpet. Still trying to play better with the knowledge that a good horn of any make is all you need. A Bad horn is like a cheap fishing rod, when you really need it, you can bet it will fail.
     
  9. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    QUITTER NEVER WIN, and WINNERS NEVER QUIT (so your back at it, you really didn't quit, you only took a longer than expected break in practice regimens)---
    the other point (the FEVER has caught you once again) ---------------------------------- at some point in your stint here on TM, you were infected with the GM INFECTION (named appropriately after gmonady) ---- this INFECTION has no cure, and often induces one to continue playing the trumpet, and to continue to improve through much pain and agony. I have never heard a fever as being one of the symptoms, however, as infectious diseases go, this could be a latent response and possible "flair up" of symptoms from your initial GM INFECTION ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  10. coolerdave

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    A Bach 1530 .... after one month I had just about enough of it, and that was after a 25 year layoff .... gave it to the person who sold me their Bach Strad just in case they ever got the itch...
     

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