Why I Play Vintage

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dviglis, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    My roughest piece of junk will outplay me, now.
     
  2. Gendreauj

    Gendreauj Piano User

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    Yes. I came to that realization too.
     
  3. musicman1951

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    I'm a bit of a romantic, so I like the idea of appreciating vintage horns. I studied with Dr. James Morris, who was formerly the 2nd trumpet at 20th Century Fox. He and the 1st player selected a couple of Burbank Benge horns (Bb, and C) and some 40 years later he sold them to me. I eventually had the valves replated and played them for many years with pleasure. But they don't play as well as my current horns in any respect.

    I do have a vintage cornet and a Gibson guitar from the 60's. If I had more money I'd also have a Blackburn and a Monette or two.
     
  4. gordonfurr1

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    I also like old money.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Old money, new money, who cares.....!!! :D
     
  6. kehaulani

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    You'd care if he wanted to buy something from you and rolled up with a wheelbarrow full of Weimar Republic Marks.
     
  7. gordonfurr1

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    Buying anything with that would be MARKSmanship...now would it not?
     
  8. tobylou8

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    I'll take a wheelbarrow full of Weimar Republic Marks!
     
  9. mickvanflugel

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    Then an inflation of a zillion unnecessary high notes would be awaiting us ;-)
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Wiemar notes, 1million mark, etc. sell for $3 +/- to collectors. How many fit in a wheelbarrow? Thousands? I'll take 'em.
     

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