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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BachM, Nov 20, 2015.
Is it worth on a trumpet I got for a steal at 300?
Is it guaranteed to fix the problem permanently with proper care? I love this instrument, but if it is not worth it, I will not do it.
I think only you know the value of your horn
Can you replace it for the $700-750? Can you even find one that's in good enough shape? If you really love it, get an estimate to get it fixed.
I have never seen another in person, nor one anywhere in as good a shape.
Besides, every Mercedes is irreplaceable due to the nature of the beast as it was made with parts from Strads, and was made almost by patchwork at times.
I went to a local store to trade it for a Canonball, but decided against it because I thought my Merc played better. In my opinion of course. I believe I will have it revalved and have anything else fixed.
Before I take on a valve refit a trumpet must fail at least 3 tests:
My play test.
Leakage test using a leak detector (more than 25% leakage suggests a problem)
Bore and piston measurement (greater than 0.002" difference between piston and casing suggests a problem)
Techs are careful right? I don't want any new scratches on my baby.