New To Trumpet - Got this.. Any good?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by MikeTheGoalie, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. MikeTheGoalie

    MikeTheGoalie New Friend

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    OK! Thanks guys. I think I will take it to some shop and see about maybe getting her fixed. If it's really that old, I'd like to bring it back a little.

    The only reason I say "I think" I could play better is cause I used to play the trumpet. It just seems so hard to get a note out of this thing.

    If it is really this old, I'd like to fix it up a bit.

    They can replaced/fix all the broken/bent tubes on it right?
     
  2. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    Yes sir! But with some money added.
     
  3. MikeTheGoalie

    MikeTheGoalie New Friend

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    Can I purchase these parts from somewhere?

    Last night I took it apart and ran somewhat of a snake through it. I don't have a trumpet snake.. and the one I have is not long enough to go through the entire thing.

    I will upload some more pictures when I get time. But I noticed a few things.

    1. The holes in the valves seem to have somewhat of a lip around them.. some are worn out so its smooth - is that a problem?

    2. If I try to blow in it fully assembled - its seem very hard to get it to make a sound. Is that a mouth piece problem? Or something else. Just doesn't seemed blocked when apart - but together is seems like its backed up.

    I started to polish it and WOW! It is starting to look VERY good!!!


    Also is there a mouthpiece guide somewhere? I have no clue what I have - or need.
     
  4. MikeTheGoalie

    MikeTheGoalie New Friend

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    OK! Here are some updated pictures.
    I have contacted a few people to see about getting it "playable'

    See what happens.

    Still sounds terrible after cleaning!
     

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  5. MikeTheGoalie

    MikeTheGoalie New Friend

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    And do you guys think its that old? Is it worth anything? Or just cheap and old..
     

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