Olds Super opinions

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Oldgreentoad, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Oldgreentoad

    Oldgreentoad New Friend

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    I went off to the repair shop this weekend to get the leadpipe on my 58 Ambassador repaired and while I was there I saw an early 40's Super model. I was just amazed at the detail and quality of construction on a horn that is over 60 years old. I'm starting to think about selling the Ambassador and trying to find a Super. Anybody with experience with these horns any and all feedback would be much appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. topo3man

    topo3man Pianissimo User

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    I have a 1932 Super and a multitude of other horns including a NY Bach, Chicago Benge and an Eclipse. All I can say is that I enjoy the Super as much as any of them. It is a very open horn that is great for lead. It is bright though. If you don't gravitate to that sound, I would also consider the most beautiful trumpet ever made, the Olds Recording (the models with both rose brass bells and leadpipes). These horns have a fatter sound and more resistance than the Supers.
     
  3. Oldgreentoad

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    Topo,

    Thanks for the information. I'm going to try to find a super that hasn't been beaten to death. If its not to much hassle and you've got the time I would love to see a pic of your 32'. Thanks again.

    Jason
     
  4. FREEBELLTRUMPET

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    hi jason,
    i also have a olds super and i enjoy every note i have to play with this trumpet.
    great sound , easy to play, pretty horn!
    my super is from1966

    martin kipper
     
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  6. topo3man

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    Oldgreentoad,

    Forgive me if I botch this up but here is a first stab at pictures of my 1932 Super:

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  7. topo3man

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    Ok, here we go again with pictures:

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  8. topo3man

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    One more time since I haven't figured out how to do more than one per post:

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  9. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
    Verra nice bit 'o' brass, topo3man. Makes me wonder why I didn't get one of Leigh's "Classic" models with the decorated rim. Always been partial to the appearance of a tone ring and/or engraved rim.



    Oh yeah... now I remember... I wanted an MR for the sound.
     
  10. topo3man

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    Tootsall,

    Hate to say but I have an MR too. The Super is much brighter and a scream to play in the high register. It's a different animal than the Eclipse.
     

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