Rowuk in the candy store!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rowuk, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Nick,
    here is the link:
    Vogtländische Musikinstrumrntenfabrik - Tuben
    They have a straight G and a G/F with interchangeable bells. I can't imagine that they build a ton of these things, so I am sure that they are all a little different. Maybe I'll get the chance to try one. I'll let you know.
    Enders died over 20 years ago. Nobody followed in his footsteps. I don't know what happened to his equipment. Every once in a while a horn pops up.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    That is it. It is only about 30 minutes away from where I live. My feet tell me to plan something else during that time next year!
     
  3. adonis74

    adonis74 Pianissimo User

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    Rowuk:

    Looking at his web site, I see a ML bore Cornet in three varieties--silver (gold trim), gold (with bracing) and a long model.

    Which was it you found to be so sweet?
     
  4. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Robin,
    Do you have any idea about prices?
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    adonis,
    Andy Taylor said that it was a medium bore instrument and the model that I played had that thick gold paint (for lack of a better description) on it. It was not a long model. Send Andy an e'mail if you are interested. He only had the one cornet there(it belonged to his german dealer) as Germany is NOT cornet country. I can only say that instrument defines for me what a cornet should be!
     
  6. rowuk

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    Nick, I just called Stölzel in Wiebaden. They don't have any G or F/G in stock - demand is not very great. The G would cost about EUR 3,500 to EUR 4,000 and the F/G about EUR 1000 more. I am sure that I could get 10% off or so. It is still a lot of money for a horn that I can't try out first.............
     
  7. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Rowuk,
    Your feet may be hurting, but I can feel your energy and devotion across the seas..............thanks, crowmadic/tom
     
  8. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Right....
    I suppose that they can get the 4th valve for the left hand...but probably this will be even more expensive...The price is more than I expcted....I I become the barock specialist im bulgaria (there is noone at the moment specialising in barock performance on trumpet) I may eventually think of purchasing one of these beauties....
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Nick, I'll give you a small hint - there is more money in natural trumpet. The learning curve is steep if you have a playing job, but it is worth it!
    Most of the C-major pieces (the reason for the G in the first place) are easily playable on the nat!
     
  10. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Nick,

    Should nat interest you I spent a week last year with these guys and it proved a great insight.

    Trumpet Seminar Tuscany


    Regards,


    Trevor
     

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