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Discussion in 'Horns' started by crowmadic, Apr 13, 2007.
Does anyone know anything about the Schill Bass Trumpets that are being sold on ebay?
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".
Manny, I think the CarTalk guys get a royalty from you since you used that joke!
Anyway, I've never heard of Schill either.
Nah, Gordie Howe used it for years in Detroit.
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)
...and the original source of that joke from the 1940s is...
Dr. Molarian Courley!
Reminds me of a very popular horn in the fifties and early sixties, the (and I'm not making this up) Conn Artist.
Hats off to Toots!
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You have to read quite a lot before Schill gets mentioned, but they do...
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
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."