Yamaha Platinum Trumpet

Discussion in 'Horns' started by brian moon, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    I remember seeing info on this horn in the ITG Journal several years ago. Has anyone ever seen or played one? They were only about $125,000 each.
     
  2. jophst

    jophst New Friend

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    Wow ... an expensive Yamaha (oxymoron?). Worth way more than a Monette even.

    I wonder what that kind of metal would sound like. Sterling Silver has a lot of colorful overtones. Might it be similar?
     
  3. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    I hope it comes with a case and a mouthpiece.

    Robert Rowe
     
  4. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    why, of course...

    i have THE matched set -

    Bb, C, rotary valve Bb & C, cornet, & flug :shock:

    all in lovely platinum, tuned at the factory, w/case & mpc!!

    got them on sale for $600,000 k.

    ok, joke is over...does it really cost that much? james galway plays a platinum plated flute. wonder how much it was?

    there are plating metals much more expensive than platinum, too.
    i wonder how they sound.....

    dj
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    They have a very "$RICH$" sound.
     
  6. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    Platinum plating would not be that expensive.

    Is platinum not too soft to make trumpets from (if its solid platinum) ?
     
  7. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    ... and what's so bad about brass? It's been used for a couple thousand years ... still sounds good to me.

    As usual, some people are still trying to "re-invent the wheel". Getting some education, they think they're suddenly "smart" ... only to discover (later) that they "out-smarted" themselves.

    Remember that axiom, "...you cain't polish a turd!" (old Southern expression" ??

    Robert Rowe
     
  8. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

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    At that price, I wonder if it comes with a good trumpet player to play it, or if it plays all by itself?
     
  9. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    At least, a Platinum Blond should come with the Platinum Horn.......


    :-P
     
  10. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    This horn was made of platinum.
     

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