Re: Bachs Everywhere

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by camelbrass, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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  2. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    Man,

    That's one ROUGH lookin' horn!

    It's already up to almost $600 too . . .

    No thanks, I'll save my money for a decent one.

    Tom
     
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Well, at least the description is honest! (not knowing what shape the valves are in but suspecting major "opportunities for improvement" there also!)
     
  4. musicalmason

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    that thing looks like they pulled it out of a ship wreck, it might be the real mcCoy but youd probably be better off with an imitador here
     
  5. BachMan

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    Check out the soldering job!

    It looks like a real artist/craftsman worked on that horn :lol:


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    I wouldn't toucht that thing! Save your money
     
  6. Flip Oakes

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  7. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Would a J1 tip on the iron have made a better job?
     
  8. Flip Oakes

    Flip Oakes New Friend

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    Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:10 am    Post subject:
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    It's really pretty simple, it just needs anyone who can solder, but this time use a torch.

    Flip Oakes

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  9. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi,

    Rest assured I have no designs on it!!! Poor thing...surely it woud be kinder to put it down? (But what a waste)

    Regards

    Trevor
     
  10. lonelyangel

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    I have to say that, in all seriousness, this looks like a pretty good buy to me!
    The horn sold for $1,136 and I would think that for around $500 you could have a completely overhauled, pristine instrument.
    I have seen Leigh from Eclipse trumpets breath new life into much sadder cases than this one. For a start all the parts seem to be present and correct. t Very importantly, the bell appears to be in pretty good shape so there is a reasonable chance that it will still sound good. Valves and slides can always be re-built and made leak-free and its amazing how much of the 'damage' on horns like this is purely cosmetic.
    If any of you out there have a real desire to own a vintage instrument then don't be put off by first impressions - looks can be very deceptive.
    Of course there is no guarantee that a horn like this will play like a dream - but it can be made into a thing of beauty once more and definitely deserves a good home rather than a trip to the glue factory.

    All the best. Noel.
     

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