Zeus trumpets

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Pianissimo User

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    Has anyone here ever played one? Any criticisms? The only things I've heard about them were good things, and I'm considering buying one, but I'm a little skeptical about them not being a major company.
     
  2. uatrmpt

    uatrmpt Piano User

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    Go HERE and search for that brand. Then, just let sleeping dogs lie. :whistle: [/url]
     
  3. Mr. Stomvi

    Mr. Stomvi Pianissimo User

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    Do a search. It won't be pretty :-?

    Seth Moore
     
  4. gzent

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    I had a Zeus Guarnerius (ZTR900 S) a few years ago.

    It was a Strad copy made by Kanstul and played like a very good Bach Stradivarius 37. I was mostly satisfied with it (I paid $975).

    After I completed my first Forza trumpet I sold the Zeus for $800.

    Since the same horn, ZTR 900S, now costs $1800 I would not consider buying one, I'd go straight to Kanstul if I wanted a Strad copy.

    Greg
     
  5. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
    B & S also make a horn that's pretty darn close to the ML180-37.
     
  6. uatrmpt

    uatrmpt Piano User

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    For $1800, you can go straight to a Strad.
     
  7. gzent

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    True enough.

    Of course, there are many new horn designs and hundreds of used ones that can be had for $1800 or less that will outperform a new Strad, IMO.
     
  8. Dustin

    Dustin Pianissimo User

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    Agreed.

    And the ZTR 900 isn't really a copy of a new Strad. It's modeled after Alex's old Mt. Vernon, which would be much more expensive if you wanted one.
     
  9. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

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    I had the Olympus in raw brass and it is a sweet axe. I traded it in for a Phaeton and it was even sweeter yet...then I traded that in for a bach strad 37...whic I am very very happy with. Getting back to the Zues, I find it to be a very nice horn for all types of playing....to each his own though always remember that.....if it sounds good to you then it will sound good to your listeners...
     
  10. uatrmpt

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    Sure, but you can't convince some people of that.
     

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