Shopping in Seattle

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  1. Chuck Rose

    Chuck Rose Pianissimo User

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    Leaving the frozen rock in Alaska at the end of January headed for the Seattle Boat Show. While I am there, I thought I would take the opportunity to shop for a new cornet.:D


    Not that I need one. My current instrument is more than adequate, I suppose, given my skill level. It is a basic student model, a Cuesenon Lafayette that was already old when I acquired it fifty years ago. I had it refurbished several years ago so it is in excellent condition. Still, you know how it is; and I am sure no one here will fault me for wanting another horn even if I can't play up to the limits of the one I already have.


    I'm hoping to get some recommendations of where to shop for a new or nice vintage horn in Seattle, WA. Also any recos on musicians to go see or teachers to contact while I am there. I will be staying in the Queen Anne area.
     
  2. JDay

    JDay Pianissimo User

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    Hi,

    If looking for vintage check with Dan Oberloh before heading down. He usually has a good selection of used vintage horns worth checking out:

    trumpets <-Cornets too...

    He just worked on a couple of my horns, and does fantastic work.

    Cheers! -Jack
     
  3. dabuzzer

    dabuzzer New Friend

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    Yup, I agree. Great old Bach's in his display as well.......

    Displaced Seattleite - Bruce
     
  4. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

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    I think I heard that Metropolitan Music recently became an Austin Custom Brass dealer, so they should have a nice selection of mouthpieces.
     
  5. RRVancil

    RRVancil Piano User

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    Dear fellow TM members,

    Here we have THE earliest documented (time from first post to wanting additional horn) onset of N + 1. Poor Mr. Rose.......who is now standing on that slippery slope. ROFL

    Hey Chuck, keep us posted......and Merry Christmas!

    Rick
     
  6. Chuck Rose

    Chuck Rose Pianissimo User

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    My lifestyle protects me from acquiring too much of anything. I live on a 27 foot sailboat.
    https://youtu.be/pqZjo-nN4Lk

    Might get away with one trumpet and one cornet, plus a few mouthpieces. On the up-side, because of the limitation on quantity, I can afford quality.:cool:
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    My experience has been that the right horn has found me a bunch of times and in a bunch of different places. I never had any luck in Seattle pawnshops, however.
     
  8. RRVancil

    RRVancil Piano User

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    Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we are about to see the onset of a first generation mutation of the dreaded N +1 disease. We will call this S + 1, where S = slip and/or storage unit. We need to keep our eye on this situation. ;-);-)ROFL

    Rick
     
  9. Chuck Rose

    Chuck Rose Pianissimo User

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    You're going to force me to be disciplined.

    There can be only One!...
    ...OK, two; but no more...
    ...Unless I find a really, really good deal....
    :play:
     
  10. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

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    Ah! But if you live on a boat, do you not need an emergency signal horn? Maybe even a backup? How much safer is one that can't ever run out of compressed air? That should easily be worth a bump in N! :-)
     

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