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    Need advice

    I havn't played since high school and need to buy an instrument. I can't remember the better brand names, could anyone advise me and perhaps where to look other than e-bay?

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    That should get you started....

    Of course there are much more expensive brands also.

    Last edited by Solar Bell; 11-28-2006 at 08:17 PM.
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    The best thing you can do is find a trumpet teacher to help. The chance that someone actively playing would find something wrong with any specific horn is greater than you could without having chops. You might even get a better start with professional help making your experience even more enjoyable!
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    As you are reading this post, you could start right here in the TM forum and go to two different places.

    1. Go to the Horns forum and...

    2. Go to the menu on top and click Classifieds.

    Then you can start asking questions about what you see that looks inviting.

    Good luck,

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    I think the first thing you should do is define what it is your trying to accomplish.

    I had a 20 year layoff the horn. When I decided I wanted to comeback to it I got on Ebay and bought a student model Bundy Trumpet for $110.00

    After playing that for a year and getting myself back in shape I re-evaluated where I was at and decided that I wanted better horns because I was going to continue playing.

    I then bought my King Silverflair 1964 Vintage, My Getzen Capri Cornet, and my Bach Strad 229 25A C Trumpet.

    So my advice is for you to decide what you want and then pursue it.

    As far as brands go Solar Bell (Chuck) covered that well!
    2008 Eclipse MHY Bb Trumpet in Silver Plate with interchangable leadpipes
    Getzen Capri Bb Cornet
    Bach, GR & Monette mouthpieces

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