Looks like someone might steal this horn

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by bandman, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. bandman

    bandman Forte User

    Oct 16, 2004
    Lafayette, LA, USA
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Well, the s/n puts this one in the "Yamalloy valve" category. It is an M1 model which means there is definitely some Yamaha input... the price seems to be about right for the "M" series. There have, however, been a number of players reporting that the "M" horns can be quite good if the valves have been reworked or if for some reason they've never developed the sticking problem.

    Would probably be worth it if someone lived nearby the folks who can do the "Yamalloy valve fix".
  3. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Toronto, ON Canada
    I have a MII in the 26600 range that I bought new in '82 and I've NEVER had any problems with the valves. But you are right, the current bid is about what you can expect for an MI, the MII normally goes a little higher.

    While I know that some of the parts are Yamaha and that the Schilke team didn't spend the same amount of time assembling them as they did their custom horns they are still excellent horns. Anything that bears the Schilke name is great!

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