speaking of old horns

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by larry huene, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. larry huene

    larry huene Pianissimo User

    Jan 13, 2008
    I too have gotten fascinated with some of the older horns but I try to play all
    of my horns each one, every week.
    I am trying now to bring about a 1940 martin handcraft imperial, the trumpet
    is in good shape and plays as good as I can play it. New valves last month.
    However it needs a main tuning slide stop-rod, and at some point someone
    removed the bottom valve caps with a wrench and left some damage. Also
    I don't think the top valve buttons are all original, one has slightly different
    thread, that said either two are wrong, or one. Hard to tell.
    Anyone have any sources for these old parts, I have checked with a couple
    of places and they want to make them new. Even then I am not sure what the originals looked like. The horn is worth the effort, I think it sounds better
    or at least as good as my committee.
  2. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

    Aug 28, 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi.

    I 'think' that Robt. Rowe on this forum just might have the parts that you are in need of. Robt. has an extensive collection of old Martin trumpets and cornets and a host of parts for them.

  3. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    I need a mpc receiver for a 1985 Benge 7X and a 1975 King Master Model cornet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me off site.
    [email protected]
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008

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