Monke Piston C Trumpet

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  1. ATrumpetDude

    ATrumpetDude Piano User

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    Well I managed to pick up another horn I didn't know I needed. Is a fairly small bore, thin bell. I really like it. Anyone else have or have played one of these? I saw one other Monke piston C on ebay but is not really the same horn. Here is mine.
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  2. Franklin D

    Franklin D Forte User

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    I have to say: beautifully constructed horn, really good. Small bore and thin bell? Not really modern orchestral I presume.
    Solistic and small group though. Personally I am always a little bit reserved with German and Austrian piston trumpets, often I experience them as heavy blowing but that may be me. I really like the looks of this one and I hope you will have a great horn with this one.
     
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  3. ATrumpetDude

    ATrumpetDude Piano User

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    Here is a pic of the original order from the case. If anyone could translate into English trumpet-speak I would appreciate it. Online translater doesn't do too well.
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  4. Franklin D

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    Hahaha, nice German habit to make endless words, for this time they added scores between it but this is also quite possible:
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    Perinetkurzdruckmachine'. = pistonshortstrokemachine

    672 D mark in 1972!
     
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  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    First of all: Contact sethoflagos, he has a corresponding Bb instrument. The German text reads:
    "Trumpet in C
    with finest perinet short stroke valve
    action, the valve cylinders covered with a special
    steel alloy, two
    chased water keys, valve slide inner tubes
    made from nickel silver, total finish brass
    extra thickly silver plated in half matte finish,
    automatic compensation on 1st valve bend,
    adjustable ring for 3rd valve bend,
    including an original Cologne mouthpiece."

    The original buyer obviously paid in Dutch guilders so he was charged an extra 11 Deutschmarks foreign exchange rate...
    but was given a DM 2.50 discount...

    Those DM 672 in 1972 had a comparable value to 4.800 Euros in 2016...
     
  6. ATrumpetDude

    ATrumpetDude Piano User

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    Thank you for the info Barliman2001! That is interesting about the price too.
     
  7. Bflatman

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    There is no better justification for acquiring an instrument than you really like it. That makes you feel joy as you play it and you communicate that joy to your audience.

    Let the joy prosper.
     
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