Last year 38...love it!
Last year 38...love it!
Started in early 1961 at age 9 - 4th grade - Olds Special - still have the horn and the receipt!!!
Kanstul 1525 Flugel
Yamaha Bobby Shew 6310Z Flugel
1967 Getzen Eterna (my 2nd - still going strong after all these years)
1961 Olds Special (my 1st...battered, bruised, & passed around but back home)
Started at 11 in 6th grade. Had a cruddy begineer horn. Some "Aristocrat" or something that was real basic begineer horn. It has been the only one I've ever had untill yesterday. Now in
10th grade and I plan to play untill I die.
I started playing at 13 but only for a couple months. Following year I played baritone and then at 15 I was back on trumpet again. It was a crappy Bach beginers horn and I hated that thing. When I was 16 a tuba player stepped on it by accident and the band lent me an old beat up King. It was really brassy and had a great sound. I 'kept' it I just started playing again recently after a 10 year hiatus:)
10 years old
Conn Director (wish I still had it)
Stopped at 14 and picked it up again at 56....
Bb Gplated MR Eclipse
Bb Getzen 3051s
Picc Yamaha 9830
age 10 (5th grade) - on student conn (everything still works) -quit 20-25, played 25-35 - only reach E above high C on (post UMI King silver Flair - my favorite/current), quit 7 years, back at it for 10 months now --at 45 -- BEST I HAVE EVER BEEN, Can hit E above double C softly and lightly -can play to A above high C
NEVER QUIT, and if you do, come back, practice, patience, perserverance --its never too late!!!!,
Started at age 11, 6th grade. Only year of band "instruction" as my family moved the next year to a town that did not have a junior high band program but I continued to play through college. Just restarted two weeks ago after a 25 year layoff. Loving it.
I was 11 yrs old, and started on a leaky King Cleveland Superior cornet. A year later I started trumpet lessons and my mom bought me a 1961 Benge from my teacher. That was a great horn - it had belonged to Bobby Shew so it was EXTRA cool! 27 yrs and a few horns later, I'll still never forget the feeling when I got that Benge :)
Adams A1, satin gold lacquer, 0.55 (and it's twin in clear lacquer)
Adams F2, gold brass bell 0.55
Yamaha 8335LA (Navy horn)
Adams ACB Prologue
NY Bach Mercury
Marcienkewicz Rembrandt flugel (for sale! Contact Trent Austin for details)
French Besson Classic C
Yamaha 761 Eb/D
Weril Regium Eb/D (for sale soon)
vintage Benge pocket trumpet
Austin Custom Brass mouthpieces
More news to come!
King 602 cornet, Yamaha YTR-6335.
Last edited by Jon7C; 04-27-2010 at 04:22 AM. Reason: updated info
Started at age 26 with a Jupiter rental. After 6 months, bought a decent Yamaha with 2 complete sets of C and Bb slides, then got me an old but valiant Couesnon cornet. After 3 studious years, had a long hiatus due to moving to the States and going through numerous life changes. Finally restarted to practice consistently 3 months ago.
Promised myself a new horn if I make noticeable progress after a year. Thinking of a flugel with a V cup MP for the sweet sound but those Selmer TT are awefully sexy too, or a Taylor Chicago custom, or a Kanstul. So many temptations out there...
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
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