Thought I'd die

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  1. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    I was carrying my horn (in its case) from my SUV into my apartment Sunday night when I lost my balance on the last step and started to fall forward, losing my grip on the case. The case landed with a thud, on its lid on the carpeted floor. After overcoming (at least somewhat) my appoplexy, I took the case inside and took the horn out to check it. It seemed OK, with all the valves and slides still working, but the first valve slide had moved a bit. I think my horn's fine, but when I lost my grip on the case, I thought I'd die!!!! I'm sure at least some of you have had similar, chilling experiences!! My horn is my most prized possession, and I've had it since I was a junior in high school 37 years ago. If anything ever happened to it, I couldn't just run out and buy a new horn, 'cause the money's not there right now, and besides, this horn's the one I played all through college while I was getting my degree, and the one I've used on the handful of professional gigs (and I mean "handful") I've played, so when I DO have money to add to my trumpet collection, I'm keeping THIS horn!! Don't mean to go on so long, but I think I'm still hysterical!!:shhh:
     
  2. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    That is what cases are for, if my case was not a woodshell one my trumpet would so dented and scratched that I would not want to play it.
     
  3. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    It is an awful feeling ..... I sympathise. I just yesterday dropped my acoustic steel string (in it's case) onto concrete. It was only about a four foot drop, but that's enough to knock things out of whack or do some damage.

    Luckily for me, my prize acoustic came with a custom fitted hardshell case ..... I don't think anything bad happened to the guitar, but I almost had a heart attack.:shhh:


    Turtle
     
  4. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    there's always a silver lining ..
    you could have dropped an Old's Ambassador without the case and had to replace your carpet
     
  5. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Upgrade your case to a Torpedo.

    You can find the classic one in great condition for about $100 used.
     
  6. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    +1 for the Torpedo upgrade. I'm thinking about that for my Recording. I'm still feeling sick over dropping the guitar .... I may have to have the tech look at it. NOTHING is too good for our fine instruments.


    Turtle
     
  7. sorahauk

    sorahauk New Friend

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    i dropped my first trumpet out a 4 story building, making the trumpet kinda look like a flugel horn. it now sounds so different and amazing i am using it for a jazz concert.

    Seriously. It sounds AWESOME.
     
  8. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    Must have been a lucky fall (photos?).

    Kids ..... don't try this at home.:huh:


    Turtle
     
  9. sorahauk

    sorahauk New Friend

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    nah im at school right now and i don't have the correct cables or usb drives to upload it to my home computer :/
     
  10. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    It's the damn zipper/latches which get me. That is, getting interrupted when putting a horn away. At least thrice this has happened. I have dented a Kanstul 1525 flug, a Getzen Genesis, and a Marcinkiewicz Vermeer 3 this way, picking up a case I thought I closed but hadn't completely. I now triple check them.

    My tech loves me.
     

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