What student trumpet?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Wendy 1, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    Hi wendy, I think your choice is a wonderful choice. Bach is a very good brand of trumpet. Good luck and remember, Its not so much what you use but how you use it. Practice your scales regularly and have fun!!!
  2. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

    Sep 13, 2006
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Jupiter trumpets have a Taiwanese origin and Bach Prelude lines are made in China, as recent threads have established. lV555 sees a lot of similarities betwee Jupiter and Barrington (which I have) . Pretty good quality instruments that happen to be marketed to the students at reasonable prices. There will always be high, middle, and low end versions of about every manufactured product and the criteria of each designation is ephermeral and different for every sensibility.
  3. lovevixen555

    lovevixen555 Banned

    Nov 5, 2008
    MFfan if I was turning 24 and someone got me a Barrington or a Jupiter or a gently used Yamaha I would be doing cart wheels and back flips!!! When I go upstairs to watch a movie alone with no kids I almost always grab my Jupiter and I practice playing softly.... I can play it easily very softly inspite of the large .460 bore. It probably helps that I have the lung capacity of a silver back ape!!!LOL Do not get me wrong I am not saying Jupiter is the best brand ont he market but they give you so much for your money that you are truly getting more then you are paying for when compared to Bach,Leblanc,Holton etc....... So the Barrington is either a copy of a Jupiter 600 or it is being made by Jupiter because they look identical right done tothe valve caps and felts! I think Barringtons I saw a place in the USA selling them for new $279 and if these do turn out to be Jupiter built horns for that price new it is a steal!!!

    I was very suprised when my $50 used Jupiter arived and I played it. I never dreamed it would sound as good as it does. It is built well too because i have applied some serious torque trying to unstick the main tuneing slide and I did not damage a things. In fact I was suprised I did not break.

    MFfan how would you describe the sound of the Barrington? I want to describe it as a typical general purpose trumpet sound bright and regal but not too sweet and definately not dark. In fact I would say it is on par easily maybe better sounding then a Bach Mercedes II but not quite as powerful and projecting as a older TR200. It blows easier then anything from Bach as well. The valves are really great feeling with a thin oil like Blue Juice.
  4. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

    Nov 28, 2008
    I personally would go with a Yamaha student, but be cautious! It is a great student horn, so it gives you all of your timbre and you don't have to work at a tone quality yourself.

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