New/used '75 Olds Ambassador arrived (eBay special)

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by ButchA, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Strobe

    Strobe Pianissimo User

    Jul 5, 2016
    Northern Ohio
    I have an old Mendez 1 that I use with my 50's Olds Super Cornet. Also have a Purviance 5*K4 that is similar - bit more stable with a wider rim but like the Mendez better for range. Do not like the original Olds 3 Cornet mouthpiece.
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  2. sj3209

    sj3209 Piano User

    Nov 22, 2006
    Amador County, Calif.
    It might be too small but you could try an Olds 3 cornet mouthpiece. Supposedly they are about the size of a Bach 7. So maybe too small for you, but I've found old horns like old mouthpieces. They are available for cheap on Ebay.
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  3. Franklin D

    Franklin D Forte User

    May 23, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Not necessary on a long cornet like the Ambassador, my experience with that horn is that it plays slightly better and easier with a long shank cornet mouthpiece.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
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  4. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Did you find a finger ring?
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  5. ButchA

    ButchA Piano User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Richmond, Virginia
    No... All that's in the case is the Lyre for marching band music. I can snatch up a finger ring easily though. It's not a big deal.
  6. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
    My 1957 Olds Ambassador trumpet didn't have a third valve ring, either.

    I looked around for a genuine replacement ring, with some people trying to charge me more money that what I paid for the trumpet. The strangest offer I received was for an ambassador third valve ring that was found in a trumpet case, which was reportedly owned by Clark Terry. Because of this, the seller wanted to sell it for a premium price. I passed.

    I purchased a Bach Stradivarius replacement ring and screw. It fit, and it cost about $7.

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