Just putting out some feelers...

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

  1. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    When I quit playing, I didn't sell my trumpet. So, when I started again after about a 7 year layoff, I had a horn...an early 1960's Conn 6B Victor. Like a dummy, I sold it when I got a good deal on a used Bach Strad. I have another one now (thanks to eBay), but I don't play it much.
     
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    You can afford it and its already beat up for you!! HAHAHAHA!!!! Welcome back and save your money for a.... drum roll please.... GETZEN (Severinsen or 900H will suffice)!!!! ;-)
     
  3. tobylou8

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  4. Dean_0

    Dean_0 Piano User

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    Welcome Back !

    My comeback horn was my first horn ,Conn 15B Director ,like an old friend she welcomed me back after 35 years .

    Then i got all hung up on having a pro horn ,never had the chance to play anything but a student model up till then,so i got a 22B Conn from a guy on this forum .

    After a year I had a chance to snag a 18B director with a Coprion Bell (E.Bay) 90$, which is at a friends house now ,He's supposed to be practicing with it, but the last time I spoke with him he hasn't been ,,:dontknow:

    Somewhere in there I got a 1929 Holton ,175 $ ,,didn't play it for a long time ,had no proper m\p, finally found one after a year or so and have played it a lot since .

    Several months ago I found a Bundy at a yard sale for 60$ a fairly new horn which was put away wet and not played for 3 years It had one slide stuck,,I cleaned it and played it a few times then cleaned it again and sold it to a grandad who needed a decent horn for his grand daughter hopefully she is enjoying it.

    All this to say that you may want to find a horn like you had at first or not ,it really doesn't matter ,what's important is getting back to playing AND enjoying yourself ,I can't stress that enough .

    Also you can see that there are many, nice,cheap,horns around if you look .

    Play what you can find for a while then you can decide to step up if you like later ,Welcome back and have fun ! :play:

    Dean_0
     
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    A short story that speaks volumes...:-)
     
  6. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

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    Glad to hear you've changed your mind and are joining we come backers. Have enjoyed your previous posts.

    My comeback horn it is/was the Recording listed below. It was partly responsible for me totally falling in love with the trumpet this time around. I still play it from time to time, but may have cured my n+1. Even if I thin down the herd, the Recording will probably stay.

    tj
     

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