Trumpet shopping in Moscow(Russia)

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  1. Kamyar

    Kamyar New Friend

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    Hi all,

    Just joined to trumpetmaster.I'm going to visit Moscow(Russia) in next month, I need to know:

    1- Can I find any pocket trumpet such as Con-Selmer(or any other brands except chineese!) up there?
    2- Is there Brass center or any specific places for shopping trumpet and accessories?
    3- Generally , Is there any trumpet made of Russia? If so, what about quality? Does it worth to buy?

    Your help would be greatly apreciated,

    Best,

    Kamyar
     
  2. Comeback

    Comeback Forte User

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    Welcome to TM, Kamyar. Sorry, I know nothing about trumpet shopping in Moscow. One suggestion, though. Should you find a store with several different trumpets available, try them with an open mind. Perhaps you will find one that really appeals to you.

    Jim
     
  3. ConnDirectorFan

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    The only pocket trumpet currently made by [for] Conn-Selmer is the Prelude PT711 - it is made in China, but I hear it is better than most $99 Chinese horns

    I do know there are trumpets [usually rotaries] made in St. Petersburg, but I don't know about their quality...
     
  4. rowuk

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    1. Kutuzovskiy prospect near metro, next door to Citi bank, "Blues brothers"
    2. Very famous - near TsUM, the name escaped me, Petrovka str or Neglinnaya str. And another Yamaha on Neglinnaya very close to that place
    3. Leningradskiy prospect - "Accord" near Dinamo metro st.
    4. you have to go to Bol'shaya Nickitskaya where conservatory is.

    Here some recommendations from someone living there. I would not get your hopes up on good deals. Russian friends of mine generally buy in "west" Europe because it is much less expensive.
     
  5. Kamyar

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    Have you got any experience with this Prelude PT711?Does it worth to buy?Why Conn-Selmer does not produce by it self instead of having China to make?
     
  6. Kamyar

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    Certainly,I will check out YAMAHA for buying Silent Brass,any suggestion for SB7-9 or SB7X?

     
  7. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Try and ask DiaxII. He's living in these parts.
     
  8. ConnDirectorFan

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    I do not have any experience with the Prelude yet - I plan on trying one out and comparing it to my 1996 Musica [Jupiter 416 stencil, Taiwan]. A friend who has played both my Musica and the Prelude says he prefers the Musica. Hopefully I will have a video made by the end of this month where I compare the two.

    I think Conn-Selmer has Prelude made in China to a price point, plus they have them made with the same parts [in the same series] as the other Prelude instruments [instead of ordering generic horns and stenciling them]...or something along those lines.
     
  9. Kamyar

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    Huumm, so if Jupiter is at least in Conn-Selmer Prelude level, may be it's better for me to go for Jupiter 416.
     
  10. ConnDirectorFan

    ConnDirectorFan Fortissimo User

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    Maybe, maybe not - one person's opinion may not match another person's, especially with instruments like pocket trumpets, since they aren't always consistently in tune or best built...or, in the case you can't try a horn, my system is to read as many reviews as possible on a given model of horn, watch videos, and then looks for the cheapest second-hand example [in playable shape] on eBay. $100 for a Jupiter 416 stencil was fantastic - but the intonation is all over the place, by design, it seems.

    Best of luck in your search - and I second the idea of contacting DiaxII
     

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