New Horn just arrived

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Satchmo Brecker, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

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    Just thought I'd post a little something about the new horn I just got. It's a CarolBrass Pocket Trumpet. I was looking for something better than my student model but couldn't afford anything near a pro model. I'd read that pocket trumpets were mere toys, but also came across a youtube video of Steve Dillard at horntrader.com playing a CB Pocket. Based on that I bought from him (great service, would buy there again). Well I got it today and wow, am I pleased. I'm no pro-trumpeter (3 1/2 yrs into it) but I can tell you this horn is no toy. Beautiful full sound, great action and intonation...the low C# is a dream!
     
  2. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

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    I was going to post a pic but evidently something's messed up. Here's a link to a pic
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013
  3. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Congratulations on the new horn!

    I've owned a Carol Brass Pocket Trumpet for a couple years. I use it regularly to practice at work or where portability is a must. It's a nice horn.

    Mike
     
  4. Comeback

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    Best wishes to you with your new pocket trumpet!
    Jim
     
  5. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Nice looking horn. Enjoy.:thumbsup:
     
  6. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Beautiful horn. Congrats on your choice of finish, it looks great. Best wishes.
     
  7. X3Lb

    X3Lb Pianissimo User

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    Let us know what it competes with at Band and what it performs like after you have had it a while. ;-)
     
  8. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    You might check the water key to make sure that it's open. If you disassemble the Amado you can check the opening with a probe (toothpick or something similar). If it is not open you can clean it with aforementioned probe, a bore snake, or you may have to open the hole with an appropriately sized drill turned gently by your fingers only. I've had to do it on a couple of horns and it sure makes a difference in the moisture collection.
     

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