Suggestions On Good Reasonable Trumpets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mheffernen5, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    A used pro line horn is usually a better buy than a new intermediate instrument. In my part of the world you can get a good used Bach Strad. for between $600 & 800. I'd love it if all my trumpet students started on used Strads instead of beginner crap. Other pro horns are priced similarly in good used condition.
  2. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

    Nov 30, 2003
    Manchester / London
    The most important thing is that you try these trumpets. It's no use picking up something soley off a recommendation - try everything you can afford, and see which you like best. Try more than one of each type of trumpet (Bach have a reputation for inconsistency, and Conn V1s come with a variety of bell options, for example).

    You could ask your teacher to come with you to listen to you playing, and see which they prefer in terms of sound.
  3. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    Hi! Well technically, I may end up on E-Bay. Any best trumpets off of that?
  4. kingflair

    kingflair New Friend

    Dec 2, 2003
    A pre 68 King Silver Flair, awesome horn for the $$$.
  5. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    Yet another question for my forum, what is the difference between a 1-piece bell and a 2-piece bell? I was reading up on Yamaha Allegro and was just wondering if Bach Omega had the same thing or not.
    Thanks in advance.
  6. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    dude stop wasting your time with omega and allegro...

    we have warned you!
  7. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    Whatever!!! On Trumpet Herald some college kid thought a TR300 was intermediates! I am not making this up either...
  8. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    since you dont seem to take my word for it go waste your money and find out for your self that an omega is just a silver plated student horn.
  9. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Nazareth, PA

    Really, I think you are slamming the Omega just a little bit too harshly. I've left plenty a Strad player crying in my wake (literally, I'm not making that up). They are virtually the same freakin' horn. Same valve body, slides, pretty sure on the leadpipe. The only differences I know about are that an Omega has a two-piece bell, and it also has an adjustable 3rd slide ring. An advanced intermediate horn, yeah, I'd call it that, but STUDENT HORN?! No, man,

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

    Jan 31, 2004
    Newburgh, Indiana
    Compared to many a beginner's horn, a Bach 300 is an intermediate. At least if an intermediate is considered a step up from reasonable beginners' horns. Compare it to a Jupiter or Amati. Some of the Yamaha starter horns are considerably better than many beginner horns too.

    Intermediate is a wide shelf. The top-shelf is more narrow. There is less money to be made there. More bottom shelf trumpets are sold more than anything else.

    Trumpets are not that expensive when you compare them to bassoons, oboes, french horns, trombones, tubas, and saxophones. Why buy an intermediate horn (low professional, artist, pick a term) horn when you can buy a great one at a reasonable price?

    I think if a parent asked me today what horn to start their student on, I would try to get them to buy an intermediate horn. The cost is not that much greater and the student will have much greater success.


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