I didn't want to get that ring around my lips from practicing the trumpet, because I thought the girls wouldn't like me. So I never practiced.
1981 Silver Bach Strad 37
Don't underestimate the airline security stupidity-
Be sure Brain is engaged before putting Mouthpiece in gear.
I thought when I saw this thread of the title of the movie snakes on a plane aswell lol
Also after reading that article, im scared for when my band goes to paris and london, I have to bring my strad for when our jazz band performs in the jazz clubs in london and the aristocrat for the parades, and hearing that im scared to see what will happen. I love my two trumpets, hopefully with an entire band going they won't cause too much grief, but with other stories of the trumpet cases being ripped open and not properly closed, then being thrown underneath the plane, scares me!
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1970 Bach Stradivarius 37
1970s Buescher Aristocrat-student horn
2012 Dynasty Professional Marching Trumpet
Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps-'11, '12
Why G bugles need to come back to DCI
Honda Fourtrax 300 4x4 2002
Honda Fourtrax 300 2x4 1998
Polaris Indy 500 1998
Polaris 550 2-up 2007
Polaris 800 XCR 1999 with custom suspension
As long as you don't put a bomb in your trumpet, you are good
Having worked in the airline industry for 40 years it still astounds me where the combination of passengers (mostly with high expectations but often in a stressful, unfamiliar, situation) and officious airline staff can lead. Some passengers can be truly impolite and sometimes even nasty.
Just a thought - it is VERY VERY UNWISE (no pun intended) to mention anything about bombs, or anything to do with weapons, in any airport in the world - in Australia, such a comment - even in jest - will get you gaoled, it is quite simply against the law. Be careful, be safe, be flexible - others are under stress too - and carry your horn on board, always - never, ever, ever, allow your trumpet to go in the hold, if the airline doesn't agree, find one that does. I've been in aircraft cargo compartments a lot and I know exactly what I'm saying.
i flew domestic and they confiscated my al cass valve oil saying it is not permitted
Yamaha 8310ZS Trumpet
Yamaha 6310ZS Flugel
1956 Besson "35" Trumpet
I've never had a problem with it - one time they said I needed to put it below (all the overhead space was used) and I explained to them that there were $3000+ in the case and that it couldn't go below they put it up in the first class storage.
I've found valve oil/slide grease is generally fine so long as its in a plastic bag.
I'll be going out through Charles de Gaulle in a few weeks so I'll let you know how that experience goes (if there is a problem).
Bb: Courtois 305 "Elite", Holton Al Hirt Special (~1966), Benge 3x with Upturned bell (1973)
C: Bach C180-239 (Akwright conversion),
Cornet: Conn Wonder (1900)
Picc: Selmer Paris, ~1971
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