Trumpet Advice

Discussion in 'Horns' started by SkaTrumpet, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. SkaTrumpet

    SkaTrumpet New Friend

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    Anyone know where I could pick up a decent trumpet with a colour lacquer finish (black or red). I'm not looking for anything too expensive, i'm only 15, and I play in a ska band, so i don't need an outstanding trumpet, just something that has a sharp sound and good valves. I'm from Canada aswell, so if anyone knows a good place up here, that'd be great. Thanks for any help.

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  2. SkaTrumpet

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    I'm not looking so much for an actual store or anything, thought that'd be awesome, but just if you know any decent, not too expensive brands that have colour lacquer finishes..
     
  3. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Hey SkaTrumpet. I played Punk-Ska in church the week before last and my Selmer Paris Concept TT was the bomb. It comes in black lacquer. However, I'm afraid it's out of your price range at around $1900.

    The Martins are available in two or three colors of lacquer (black, red, blue I think). The current build quality is not exactly the best, but if you could find a decent used one on Ebay or a steep discount on a new one, then you'd be ok. The Committee can be a great horn.

    Look in the Giardinelli catalogue. I don't have one here right now, but I recall them having another brand of lacquered horns. Check them out online. I think they're Canadian friendly. :-)

    Also, look at:
    http://www.mbgsax.com/html/phaeton-specs.html



    Dave
     
  4. SkaTrumpet

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  5. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

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    An option would be to contact Malcolm at Alaska Pro Horns. He normally has a couple of Olds Ambassadors (excellent vintage horns) totally overhauled but in colors. I had a Red one but had it removed and silver plated! Too bad, I'm in Toronto and we might have been able to work a great deal!

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    This is one of his current eBay auctions. Give him a try!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16214&item=3742005747
     
  6. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Looks good and the price is tempting. I haven't played one, so I can't give any further advice. Maybe someone will chime in that's played one.

    Dave
     
  7. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

    Bill beat me to the Olds Ambassador suggestion by mere seconds! :wink:

    The reason I am thinking Ambassador is that you can get one with good valves and get someone to lacquer it cheap. I can imagine that you might get tired of the colour when you get older and maybe you'll regret it if you put too much money into the horn.

    www.brassandwoodwind.ca has one used for CDN$250. You wouldn't have to pay US exchange.

    On the other hand, I played a gig this summer with Bruce Cassidy (formerly with Blood, Sweat and Tears) and his Schilke is tricked out in rainbow colours :shock: - it took me a minute to figure out what kind of horn he was holding.
     
  8. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    I have an LA Professional Horn in perfect condition in my store

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    See the specs at:

    http://www.ibowtie.com/TradeIns/LAHornRed.html

    Solid player. Not maybe as nice Olds Ambassador a Phaeton but certainly a very well built horn at a great price.

    Jim
     
  9. SkaTrumpet

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    is there any possiblity of getting that free shipping deal for Canada..?Probably not.. but it's worth a try..
     
  10. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    If you talking about my horn, I would definitely help a TM member. PM me or send me an email at [email protected] Besides, how could I not be helpful to a fan of Five Iron Frenzy?

    Jim
     

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