Oops I Did It Again...

Discussion in 'Horns' started by mheffernen5, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

  2. CJDJazzTpt

    CJDJazzTpt Pianissimo User

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    Are you really in love with a BACH? Wow...that's a first for me. I guess as the old saying goes "To each his/her own!".

    I mean I could see someone really wanting a Mt. Vernon or a vintage Bach but that horn looks like it has been through the mill and back.

    I have a suggestion for you....check out www.dillonmusic.com and check out their selection of Bach's. You might find something there that you like a little better! (if not then happy bidding!)

    -Cory-
     
  3. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Molly, please try to buy the Bach. I know you've been looking for months and this is the best horn you've shown us so far. Maybe some others could suggest a ceiling price for bidding, I'm thinking $600 or $700 max. As for the Allegro, that'd be ok at $200, BUT it's not a "pro" horn. Get the Bach and you'll be set until college, at least, and maybe beyond.

    Dave
     
  4. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Well the ad is honest about the Bach. Rough and not a looker. That is the thing with horns -- they often can look awful and play well. But everyone likes a good looking horn.

    If that one goes over $500, it will be too much.

    Jim
     
  5. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    I took a peek at Dillon's Music.

    Oh my do they have a lot of fine instruments.

    This one caught my attention:

    French Bessson LT A bell with a .462 Bore with reversed Najoom leadpipe. The horn is in good condition with no plating wear. There is a small amount of denting on bell.
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    For $795. That is just one example. They have a LOT of used nice horns.

    Jim
     
  6. pangaea

    pangaea Pianissimo User

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    I drool over Dillons' used trumpets on a regular basis.
     
  7. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    I "used to" drool over the Dillon's website (and Horntrader's also!) ... until the Schilke and Eclipse managed to get through the front door! One question I do have, however... their prices seem on the high side to me. Does anyone know if they are negotiable at all?
     
  8. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Most music stores used prices are a bit higher. It is usually worth it. They have a return policy, and reputation to uphold, and a shop that they can be run through. This adds to the cost. Yes you can often get the same horn on eBay for a bit less, but you take a chance. It may work, it may not.

    As for negotiable, everything usually is. Unless they think they can sell it for the asking price!

    Jim
     
  9. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    nope, they told me that the price on the website is the price it sells at.
     
  10. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    And if you walked through their front door and waved, say 85% of the asking price in cash in their noses? "Seeing the Green" always seems to speak loudly!
     

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