Piccolo Trumpet Prices

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trpguyy, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. bj

    bj New Friend

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    Hi
    I suspect R&D costs and build costs for a picc are about the same as a regular Bb. (picc. has 4 valves, a Bb more metal). However economy of scale will result in a lower price for the larger horn as shed loads of Bb's are produced in comparison with piccs.
    Also less shops stock piccs. So a store will often be prepared to offer a better price on a horn they have in stock, than one they have to order.
    just an opinion
    Brian Jones
     
  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    That sounds reasonable, therefore:

    Fewer piccolo trumpets are made at any one time.
    It takes time and labor to set up to make a piccolo
    Labor cost more money
    Therefore, Piccolos cost more money.

    David Monette turned me into ......

    Ahh, nothing like loose logic and Monty Python!

    Jim
     

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