The skinny on Schill...

Discussion in 'Horns' started by crowmadic, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Does anyone know anything about the Schill Bass Trumpets that are being sold on ebay?
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    I don't know that I'd buy anything called "Schill". I mean, you have to admit, it's a rather unfortunate name for a business, no? It's a little like being referred to a law firm called "Dewey, Cheatham & Howe".

    ML
     
  3. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

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    Manny, I think the CarTalk guys get a royalty from you since you used that joke! :lol:

    Anyway, I've never heard of Schill either.
     
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah, Gordie Howe used it for years in Detroit.

    -cw-
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Schill is yet another stamp being applied to Chinese horns in a feeble attempt to confuse the first-time buyer into thinking they're getting a Schilke "for cheap". The guys bringing in the container loads of this cr*p keep changing the stamping on the bells every few months to disguise the fact that they're all the same thing... probably from the same factory.





    (Take that, Pan)
     
  6. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    ...and the original source of that joke from the 1940s is...

    Dr. Molarian Courley!

    ML
     
  7. Tom Mac

    Tom Mac Pianissimo User

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    Reminds me of a very popular horn in the fifties and early sixties, the (and I'm not making this up) Conn Artist.

    T. Mac
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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  9. Stile442

    Stile442 Piano User

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    I would hazard a guess that if its being marketed as 'brand new' and is that cheap.........its crap. Buy a used pro horn, it will serve you far better
     
  10. Charlesl20

    Charlesl20 New Friend

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    Customer: "I'd like to get a bottle of valve oil for my new Schill trumpet"

    The store owner thinks for a minute and replies: "OK, that sounds like a fair trade to me."
     

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