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Selmer Invicta London ('56)
Olds Recording ('58, '59, '60)
Olds Super ('51, '63, '66, '67, '68, '69)
Olds Standard ('46)
Olds SuperStar ('71, '72)
Olds Studio ('55, '59, '70)
Olds Special ('51, '56, '58, '60, '62,'68,'73)
Olds Ambassador (a few: '49-'79)
Olds Flugelhorn ('70)
(+Eastman, Besson 609 , Conn Director, King Cleveland, Holton Collegiate, Blessing Accord,
Conn Severinsen, York, Yamaha, Getzen, Amati, Revelle, Bundy, Alcazar)
"While you're shopping, buy several trumpets."
Are you married...? It was the loaded trumpet case that fell out of the closet last night which prompted her to ask, "where did you get that one?". I honestly could not remember...I do now, but it is too late now. When I blink, I can still see that "look".
My wife once gave me that look - quick as a flash I asked how many needles, pins, and scissors she had - I AM STILL PAYING FOR IT.
Just the mention of "The Look " makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
Bach Artist LTD-1
Yamaha YTR-732( now gone)
Selman C, rose brass( ongoing experiment)
72 Olds Custom Crafted
Selman Flugle( I know, it's Chinese)( Any body got a Getzen valve block I can put in this thing?)
Conn 17A Cornet
Bugles across America
I know how that goes! Sort of like getting the "ray" from Benny Goodman must have felt to the offending musician.
My wife works in a retail fabric shop and has a huge stash of fabrics and stuff down here in the basement , across from my "cave" area. We make it a point also not to criticize each others interests as they frequently intersect to the benefit of both parties. Of course, it helps that she is talented flutist, organist and pianist and has similar musical tastes to mine, also playing music together for 39 yrs.
By the way, I have been listening for hours of Maynard I have on the computer and that plays through Realplayer continuously. Much inspiration and reasons to be humble listening to examples in various stages of his career.
Spartan for Life
???? Barrington trumpet
1968 Besson 2-20 trumpet
1960's B & H Embassy trumpet
1967 Conn Connquest cornet
???? Devillier (stencil) Trumpet German?
???? Besson 609
1957 Besson 8-10 Trumpet
Portage Senior Center Dance Band
Kalamazoo Checkers Swing Band
As someone who also recently returned to playing trumpet after 20+ years of inactivity, may I suggest that you start with a lesson with a good teacher, if for no other reason than to check your embouchure and prevent the (re)introduction of bad habits?
The right technique goes a long way towards helping with tone, range and especially stamina...
I belong to another website "Audiokarma.org" which has a vintage stereo forum. The posts regarding collecting vintage stereos are nearly identical to what I am reading about collecting additional trumpets, especially "sneaking" them past the wife.
Before joining, I never even considered getting another trumpet, nor did I have trumpet envy. Now, I would like to own a second trumpet but I gotta save a little at a time for it. I could never sneak one in the house. My wife could spot a new egg timer 50 meters away.
At any rate.....welcome back!!!
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