OK, here we go again

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dean_0, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Tarh331_Dad

    Tarh331_Dad Piano User

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    PS: To the best of my knowledge, The Boss never played a Getzen. Although he did play Elkhorn Holtons, and Elkhorn made him a superbone, which was pretty awesome.

    Christine has an entire page devoted to Conn's valved trombones [from almost a century earlier]:

    Conn Loyalist - Valve Trombone Model List

    Conn even made a slide Cornet, which is possibly the single awesome-est concept that I've ever tried to ponder in the entire theory of Brasswinds.

    Although I'd love to get my hands on a Sarrusophone.
     
  2. Tarh331_Dad

    Tarh331_Dad Piano User

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    Send the kid to school with a silver Conn Elkhart slide Cornet in Bb.

    LOL'ed.
     
  3. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Hmmm, this train is going off the tracks!
     
  4. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    It is really inappropriate to use that kind of language in a family-friendly forum.
     
  5. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Tarh331_dad: you were asked politely to knock it off and you just ramped it up. Maybe you think it is funny, but trust me when I say you are wrong. Why you get a thrill out of offending other TMers is beyond me. Please stop it now, delete the offending words, and apologize.
     
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    Guys.......

    It's been a while.......

    But I am about to BAN a member.

    PLEASE WATCH THE LANGUAGE, WE ARE A STUDENT-PARENT- MEMBER FRIENDLY FORUM
     
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  7. tobylou8

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    Man, a red chiclet. It's been a looooong time since I've seen one of those.
     
  8. trickg

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    Am I the only one here who thinks that a silver trumpet for a 6th grader might not be the best idea? Silver takes a fair amount more maintenance than lacquer - it's the chief reason my current axe is lacquered, and I may never go back to a silver plated trumpet again.
     
  9. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    We're talking about appeal to a young player. THAT is why silver is preferred. I would rather help a young player take care of their instrument than have them be disappointed because of a finish. When I look at the trumpet section at the middle school where I teach, silver is the status finish.
     
  10. trickg

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    Don't make the mistake of thinking that I didn't understand why the kid wants the silver plated horn. I understood that - I just think that silver plating and 6th grade don't necessarily go hand in hand, especially when the silver plating has nothing to do with playability. Even when I was growing up, silver was the status finish, along with the assumption that if someone had a silver plated trumpet, then that person must also be a good player, and serious about being a musician.
     

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