new trumpet?

Discussion in 'Horns' started by trotter14, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. trotter14

    trotter14 New Friend

    Jun 22, 2008
    i have a bach tr300 right now and i am ready to get a professional one. i looked around and they were pricey. What would be a good one? also, i am using my school's Dynasty. is that a good one to play on?
  2. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aurora, IL
    First of all, Welcome to TM! I know you'll like it here.

    Secondly, I take it that you are in high school (please correct me if I'm wrong). Honestly, your TR300 will serve you well until college. But, if you are dead set on getting a professional model, the Bach Strad is pretty much the standard for the high school/college student and many professionals themselves.

    Other good quality brands would be Yamaha (look at the Xeno series), Schilke, or Conn (Vintage One).

    I recomend Dillon's Music if you are going to buy online, by the way.

    Hope this helps
  3. trotter14

    trotter14 New Friend

    Jun 22, 2008
    thank you
    im in middle school and my band director told me to get a professional trumpet. he is known very well and he knows what he is talking about. well this dynasty is a professional marching trumpet for marching band.
  4. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aurora, IL
    Oh yes, I forgot to answer that question.

    I have researched Dynasty trumpets and by all acounts they seem like good horns. It is definatly a decent horn and should last you a long time.
  5. trotter14

    trotter14 New Friend

    Jun 22, 2008
    thank you
  6. Trumpet guy

    Trumpet guy Forte User

    Feb 9, 2008
    I second this, but will also say that any of the other companies owned by Conn-Selmer (including Bach) also make very good higher level horns. Bach Strads are great, so are the Xenos. These are the only one's I've tried.

    But the best horn for you is the one you like best, so try several at a local music store "if possible." Then decide which one to buy (even if you plan to buy online).
  7. note360

    note360 Piano User

    Oct 16, 2006
    In a room in a house
    Lawler'sa re nice too. That newish Lawler E looks like a good deal.


    I would also suggest some vintage horns. Though they are skyrocketting in price olds Recordings and the higher level horns are nice. Same goes for the higher level Conn horns (Connquest, Victor/Artist). The Kings I hear are nice and Martins are overly expensive at this point and honestly really jazz horns.

    Also Getzen makes good horns and he prowls around here from time to time. If you ask a question of him. He will sometimes respond (and a very nice guy to boot).

    However, I dont really think that a professional horn is needed until high school or college. (high school if you are really serious about it).


    I would like to tell you one very important thing. Never listen to your band director. Realize that he is runnign a band and by asking you to get a new horn he is making a play to what he thinks will get a b etter sound. Band directors are infamous for being greedy and getting everythign wrong. Get a private teacher and ask him what he thinks. You dont want to knwo the stories some of my private teachers have told me of kids who listened to there band directors and the bad habbits they aquiered because of it.
  8. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    If your band director is "known very well" and "knows what he is talking about" what has he told you to get?

  9. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

    Jun 11, 2006
    I would suggest you take private lessons from a University level trumpet teacher. Find several teachers and switch every year through 9th grade. Pick the one you thought the best for you your sophomore year and stick with him or her. That gives you three years under one teacher you like. I emphasize YOU like. Finally, find out what he/she plays and ask questions. Play before you pay.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  10. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

    Aug 28, 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi.

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