What do I have

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by JimSproat, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. JimSproat

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    I'm new to trumpets. I inherited this http://www.stat-sheet.com/trumpet1.jpg from my father-in-law. Can someone tell me what it is? It looks like a Picollo Trumpet but it only has three valves. The only marking is the word "Angels" on the bell.
     
  2. Dragon98987

    Dragon98987 Pianissimo User

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    It looks like a pocket trumpet to me.
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    It looks like my pocket trumpet only silver-plated. Pretty sure that's what it is.
     
  4. SteveB

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    Definitely a pocket trumpet.

    FYI, there are a number of piccolo trumpets with only three valves.
     
  5. ComeBackKid

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    It's a pocket trumpet but with some very interesting features. The third valve slide that is operated with the thumb is pretty cool. Also, the second valve slide comes out of the left side of the valve. Without being able to see the other side, it's hard to tell how the other slides are configured. Do you have any history on it at all? How old it is? Where it came from???

    But the real question is, "How does it play?" As you are new to the trumpet, you may not be able yet to fully assess its playing characteristics but a well-made pocket trumpet can be a serious player. So, it may well be worth your time to play is some and see how you get along with it.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. SteveB

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    That would make it an earlier model (pre-Amati water key) standard Jupiter pocket trumpet.

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  7. JimSproat

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    Wow, thanks for all your help. I looked up Jupiter Pocket trumpets and found many pictures that look exactly like the one I have, except they all say "Jupiter" on the bell. Mine says "Angels". Is it still a Jupiter?

    And to answer CombackKid's questions:
    Do you have any history on it at all?
    Nothing
    How old it is?
    I have no idea
    Where it came from???
    My father-in-law was a professional musician, but he played Banjo, Mandolin and Violin. When he died, we found dozens of those intruments but a couple of brass instruments that he was probably playing around with.
     
  8. rettepnoj

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    AMADO:lol:
     
  9. MFfan

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    It's still a Jupiter, probably a "stencil" made for another retailer to sell under the Angels name.
     
  10. Satchmo Brecker

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    Ok so it's a pocket trumpet. Very cool looking but why does it exist? Was it used back in the 50's when Phone Booth concerts were all the rage?
     

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