Really? Its ruined.....

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by codyb226, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    -funeral music- The only problem is despite the hybrid bell, the horn is gorgeous.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    To each his own. It could actually be quite good. Not $1,550 good enough for me though.
     
  3. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Not even close to $1000. They took away the best part!
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, the bell is probably the best (and most expensive) part of that whole horn. Bach valves are OK but not state of the art smooth. The yellow brass leadpipes are subject to red rot, as is the tuning slide. More perfect would have been a Schilke or Getzen valve group with that bell.
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    That horn would be awesome with my 1950 New York Bach Mercury 1-pc bell!
    It's a shame he wants so much for it!
     
  6. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    NOOO! Dont ruin your horn too!
     
  7. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    The Strad body would be an upgrade from a Mercury body!

    I might be able to get more for the mercury with a Olds Super Bell than I could with the Bach one!
     
  8. DaTrump

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    Actually, to me, that sounds like a great idea. The bell on the Super is fantastic, it really makes the horn. What bell Bach was it beforehand?
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    That's an interesting trumpet. If the original bell was destroyed, I'd say they did the best they could to repair it with some "class". A NOS Bach New York bell would have been better, but where are you going to find one of those?
     
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