What is a better choice to ask for on Christmas

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  1. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

    ♠♥CORNET♣♦ Pianissimo User

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    Since christmas is coming up my parents have asked me what I want. I said I was still thinking. I own a H&B straight mute, and was thinking about getting a Tom Crown Gemini mute. But then the thought came to me to save up for a new Trumpet. I play a very old Yamaha student Trumpet, with a Monette mouthpiece. I also have a part time job, since I am in high school. What would be a good choice?
     
  2. Ed Kennedy

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    The new Xenos are nice. Jens Lindeman has done his entire career on Yamahas. You are in New York, the center of the universe. Go try everything.
     
  3. Mellophone Man

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    I asked for a motorcycle for Christmas when I was 16 and my Mom said no. I had a part time job as well, so I went and bought one myself in the spring when the snow started to melt:))
     
  4. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

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    I did not mean to get a trumpet, just some money to save up for it.
     
  5. Clarkvinmazz

    Clarkvinmazz Forte User

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    Save up for the trumpet- unless your school instructor really cares, you shouldn't have to invest in a very expensive mute.
     
  6. larry tscharner

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    Most aluminum mutes get dented and scuffed up due to their harsh working conditions. Most musicians wouldn't dream of throwing their trumpet around and kicking and dropping it, but sadly mutes get little care. I have found that the Bach 2002 Elite straight mute is made of stainless steel and keeps a nice appearance by resisting dents and scuffs. It sounds rich and not buzzy and if you need volume, it can take it without sounding overblown. Not too expensive too. Best wishes.
     
  7. Dennis78

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    If your currnt horn works use it an save for one down the road. Mutes are fairly cheep so have another to play with don't sound bad
     
  8. trickg

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    I think that the Marcus Bona straight mute sounds fantastic - a bit harder to come by than others, but they can be ordered.

    Otherwise, what else do you think you need? Do you gig? Do you own a stand light? Do you have need of other mutes? Do you have stands? Would a gig bag come in handy? What's the budget?
     
  9. Franklin D

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    A very old Yamaha student trumpet with a Monette mouthpiece? Time to save your money for a shrimp.
     
  10. Peter McNeill

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    That Budget is the most important right now..

    If your horn works for you at the moment, then be reasonable on your Mum & Dad (& Santa, he has to carry it!),
    so I think Patrick is close to what you need to be thinking about, And you know your Budget depends upon how GOOD you've been - so almost too late to get the slate cleaned in November..

    I think you need to save for a basic 4 mute kit - Harmon, Straight, Cup and Plunger, The stand light is a good idea, a Good Tuner is always useful (Korg Tuner Metronome TM-50), a Mute stand, a good stage music stand. Maybe a couple of personal trumpet lessons with a Trumpet Guru?

    A good horn - save more yourself, and the more you save the better you will appreciate the upgrade.
     

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