Need advice

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dodd, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. dodd

    dodd New Friend

    Nov 28, 2006
    I havn't played since high school and need to buy an instrument. I can't remember the better brand names, could anyone advise me and perhaps where to look other than e-bay?
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Try Dillons Music


    That should get you started....

    Of course there are much more expensive brands also.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2006
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The best thing you can do is find a trumpet teacher to help. The chance that someone actively playing would find something wrong with any specific horn is greater than you could without having chops. You might even get a better start with professional help making your experience even more enjoyable!
  4. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Jerusalem, Israel
    As you are reading this post, you could start right here in the TM forum and go to two different places.

    1. Go to the Horns forum and...

    2. Go to the menu on top and click Classifieds.

    Then you can start asking questions about what you see that looks inviting.

    Good luck,

    Liad Bar-EL
  5. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    I think the first thing you should do is define what it is your trying to accomplish.

    I had a 20 year layoff the horn. When I decided I wanted to comeback to it I got on Ebay and bought a student model Bundy Trumpet for $110.00

    After playing that for a year and getting myself back in shape I re-evaluated where I was at and decided that I wanted better horns because I was going to continue playing.

    I then bought my King Silverflair 1964 Vintage, My Getzen Capri Cornet, and my Bach Strad 229 25A C Trumpet.

    So my advice is for you to decide what you want and then pursue it.

    As far as brands go Solar Bell (Chuck) covered that well!

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