Shouldn't of done it

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Gxman, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Gxman

    Gxman Piano User

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    Hi

    I been itching to hear what a Monette sounds like for a while now... I decided to go to the Monette website and see some sound samples of the Monette trumpets.

    It was the biggest mistake I ever made.

    Now I HAVE to get one. I was thinking when I get better to try out Shilkes and Strads and whatever else is in that pro range but as it happenes I have made my decision. Its none of them. Monette is absolutelly gorgeous. For classical, I have not heard a better sounding trumpet. Even the Jazz trumpet they got (which I dont like jazz) blew me away how good it sounded.

    Now im not happy with the stomvi that I own and its years before I can consider a monette... TOTAL mistake wanting to hear it, ARGH.
     
  2. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

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    If you want, I will send you a recording of ME playing a Monette - that will totally erase your brain and the memory you have of how good it sounded. Problem solved! ;-)
     
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  3. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    Dont be misled by what you have heard, cultivate your own sound, it will be individual and owning a Monette Will not give you someone elses sound.

    I have a vintage Selmer Balanced, the model played by Harry James and Louis Armstrong two different sounds and do I sound like either......... No way.
    I have my sound regardless of the instrument from 80 year old Conn peashooter, large bore Selmer Radial to new Eclipse MS.
    I have not played a Monette, I have enough horns.

    Brass and Woodwind in Melbourne have a secondhand Monette, belonged to Vince Jones at $6,800 raw brass, I did not give it a second look until the salesman told me what it was.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  4. ozboy

    ozboy Mezzo Forte User

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    Does that mean if I buy a set of Nike boots I will be able to slam dunk like Michael Jordan?
     
  5. Gxman

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    I know what you all mean but you must of all misread what I meant.

    I love the tonal quality of a Monette. I am not interested in sounding like someone else, im interested in the sound of the monette played the way I play.

    Anyone got any idea howmuch they cost approx?

    Comebackkid: ROFLROFL
     
  6. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Last year's prices started at $9,250.00 USD for a 993 Classic, $14,550.00 USD for the one Wynton is using, Prana 3-STC(Sheldon The Cat) and $10,550.00 USD for a Prana 3.
    Ajna Prana II $13,050.00 USD. Not a horn for everyone.
    Try their mouthpieces first! If you don't like them, don't buy a Monette horn!

    A lot of used Monette horns here:

    Used Trumpets at Pro Shop for Brass Players
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    GXMan,
    I understand where you are coming from. Money can govern what you buy, but should NEVER determine what you like.

    I too like the "creamy" sound of a Monette and am very happy with the Prana3. It is not my only horn however. I have a Bach C when I need that "standard sound" and several other instruments depending on what I am playing.

    The Monette DOES create a certain amount of pressure on the second and third players to play with a bigger, fuller, more resonant sound.
     
  8. Gxman

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    So im looking between 12 000-18 000 AU dollars depending on which model I get.

    Will be a great graduation present for me when I finish my Pastorial/Evangelism degree.:D
     
  9. ozboy

    ozboy Mezzo Forte User

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    Hope there is some money in the evangelical field. There's a fair few sermons to pay for one of those Monettes
     
  10. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    You have to add $2,200.00USD for the gold finnish too :-)
     

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