1953 Mt. Vernon Strad 37 Cornet
1966 Burbank Benge Eb/D
1975 LA Benge 3x+
1976 Strad 37*
1978 LA Benge C
1980 LA Benge 3x
I was playing a show and had my wireless mic snapped on the horn and the body pack on my side, set my horn on the stand and walked away from it !!! Duhhhhhh LUCKLY the trombone player was right there and caught the horn just before it hit the floor ! Thats the last time THAT Happened !
sounds like a great reason to buy a different type of case or bag.
The brainless engineers could have designed the case so that such things could not happen. You are not the first player to have had this happen. Do a bit of research on other case options, there are very good solutions that offer much more security!!!!! I have a Monette 2 trumpet case and although there is no room for mutes or sheet music, the HORN is fantastically protected. That makes the comprimise worthwhile!
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
I use a 3 horn "Pro" brand gig bag, incredible protection and the horns go in from the top. Impossible for this to happen, and lots and lots of room !!
I got my trumpet when i started grammar school as a birthday present and i first used it for a concert at the school's carol concert that year in a church. The brass ensemble were standing behind the chior, on a marble floor... you can probably guess what happened!
The choir stood up to practice, i moved the trumpet up to my lips, it slipped out of my hands and in what seemed like an age, crashed to the floor! It majorly bent the bell, the tube that loops off the second valve dented and it lost the metal bit off it and the brace holding the bell in line with the valves shifted outwards so even to today the bell faces left! I was devestated! I was able to play it still and i hid behind the stand while i was playing all through the concert. I eventually had the nerve to tell my parents, they were not pleased, lol.
It was all fixed easily apart from the bell pointing left a bit, lol. I never knew a Trumpet on marble would bounce, lol!
Yamaha 8340EM Trumpet Bb
Jupiter 600ML Trumpet Bb
Bach Strad Flugel Bb
Getzen Eterna Cornet Bb
Getzen Eterna Cornet Eb
"Music is a journey. Jazz is getting lost"
"Better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you're a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" -- Mark Twain
I once had a Priest knock my horn off the top of an organ. Not even the miracles of modern technology every made my horn play the same. Dents do have a factor in how your horn plays, and repairs in certain parts of the horn make huge changes.
I took the opportunity to make several changes in the horn, and might sugest you do the same if you are not happy with the repairs. That way you feel like you got a new horn instead of a fixed up old one.
C - Harrelson 750 Modified Bach Strad
Picc - Schilke P5-4
Flugel - Kanstul ZKF1525
Bb - Bach Strad 180ML-37
Bb - Bach Strad LT 180L-43
Both my OEM Getzen bag and my newer Galaxy case have one handle on the bag and the other on the lid - if you pick the bag up with the handles (it's almost impossible to do otherwise) you 'automatically' close the bag, even though the zip is still undone. I also make a point of placing my bag down so that the trumpet valve set sits vertically - this closes the bag too and ensures that any undrained moisture pools in the appropriate places. It's all a matter of good habits.
that sucks! the other day when i was walking over to a friends house with my trumpet to practice with him i was scared that something like that was gonna happen, so instead of carrying the case by the handle i just held it to my chest. mistakes suck!
Worst one that I personally have seen is when playing in a civic orchestra. An absolute dolt that was old enough to know better, for some reason, during a half time break, laid his trombone on the floor next to him with the bell pointed forward. The first guy up started down the aisle and stepped squarely on top of the thing about 18" behind the bell!!! I really didn't know the guy who owned the horn, but strangely, he never showed up at the orchestra again and I always wondered what happened to him.
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