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    Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    Hello fellow members of TM, I will be graduating soon and my school trumpet will be taken from me soon.

    Yamaha Xeno with inverted main valve slide

    I was hoping to see if any members here would be willing to sell me some used trumpets that you don't need anymore. My budget it very limited here since i'm in high school so the highest i can go would be $1500

    i don't really care too much if it's silver or brass. I'm just looking for something that sounds mildly good

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    A used Bach Stradivarius would likely cost you between $800 and $1200, well within your budget. Maybe a few Xeno's as well in that same price range. Check our your local Craigslist, as well as the marketplace here on TrumpetMaster.

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    LA Benge "5" Bell Trumpet in excellent condition

    Here is a good horn, don't know about the price.

    David's Instruments Index

    He has a lot of good stuff, that Strad is the best Strad I've played. TMEA is coming up in February, go and play as many horns as you can.

    And finally, keep an eye on here. Austin Custom Brass Store

    Trent always has great stuff at a great price and is a great guy.
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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    $1500? Okay. I have an Olds Ambassador that I will sell you for that! I will even throw in a Pinto!!! G-ManŽ Thinks it's a pro horn....,so...... Let me know!
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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    Quote Originally Posted by tobylou8 View Post
    $1500? Okay. I have an Olds Ambassador that I will sell you for that! I will even throw in a Pinto!!! G-ManŽ Thinks it's a pro horn....,so...... Let me know!
    I'll pay you $1500 for that Olds Ambassador. But if you throw in the Pinto, I'm only willing to give you $900.

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    Okay, the Pinto stays!
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    Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis

    The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8

    Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson

    Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.

    By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    do you want a new trumpet or a vintage trumpet? do you desire an orchestra trumpet or a solo or lead type trumpet?
    if you go to the market place you will see i have an excellent Martin Custom Committee 1960 vintage in tricolor, with
    the reverse lead pipe and a red brass bell. It is good for blending in synphony or with the change of a mouthpiece
    zooming into the stratosphere. it is a .458 bore. an excellent buy. i am only asking what i have in it and will throw
    in a case and a mp of your choice. best regards anyway. I agree you can find a Xeno on Ebay in that range.
    They are excellent trumpets.

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    I have a vintage Wm. Frank American Prep trumpet for sale. It's not what most people would consider a "proffesional" horn, but it plays extremely well. I'd be asking quite a bit under $1500 too.

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    Re: Graduating soon, looking to buy trumpet

    daniel117,

    What are your post-graduation plans? Will you be attending college? How does the trumpet figure in your plans? These are important considerations which will help dictate what you do in picking up a new instrument. If you like the Xeno you should be able to find a gently used one for that. Also, if you like the horn which was on loan from the school, perhaps they'd sell it to you - if you asked.
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