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What do you think of pocket trumpets
Ok here goes an interesting question. I know that not to many people play pocket trumpets professionally and they are not really that popular. I think that they were initially invented as a way to practise your horn in a confined space. But aparently some people use them professionally. I think pocket trumpets are cool looking.
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Hi. I have one of those "made in India" pocket trumpet. I was quite suprised that it actually has a good tone. The only reason that I bought it is I think it's a cute novelty item. Scott
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I have a purple pocket trumpet I got off ebay for 100 bucks...my neice just had to have a purple pocket trumpet...now it just sits in my closet...it did come in handy when I went to vist my folks down south...not alot of excess baggage, still able to pull my golf clubs and able to get some practice in while I was down there. I do like Don Cherry he is the only pro that comes to mind...that made the pocket trumpet known.
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Well, if I could play like Wynton (Marsalis), I wouldn't play like Wynton.
I'll hopefully get one for christmas. I've looked at different kinds and the professional ones are too expensive. However, all I want is something to practice with while on vacation. Going sailing in the Virgin Islands for a week in January and it will be 4 people on a 33' boat.
I wanted to get the Jupiter, but lots of people gave the BandNow horn good reviews so I'm going to try that. It's on sale for $150 at WWBW.
All it needs is some valve oil.....................besides that it is in perfect shape .
Originally Posted by PhatmonB6
'66 Olds Ambassador
Bach Mt. Vernon 7 mpc
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I played my piccolo the other day at a marching band pep rally thing for homecomming. Everyone thought it was a pocket trumpet...
But to keep the subject on topic and not to stray off to piccolos. I'm not really a fan of pocket trumpets, my friend has a Jupiter one and I just don't like the way it plays. The tone and intonation on it is ok, but it's not very free-blowing at all.
Bandman - yes there are some good pocket trumpets that play like a regular horn. Well at least they claim to, and you'll pay full-size prices for them too.
For instance Kanstul makes one, the Kanstul CCT905
I think Monette makes one too, I bet that's nice.
This One looks nice too.
One of the reasons (among several) I'm a comeback player is that I'm developing a tramp type clown character, P.K. Bloo, who obviously is a blues player. I thought a pocket trumpet would be a cool prop in my routine, but wondered the same thing about the tone quality, etc. I may still consider it.
Your link didn't come out -- here it is........
Originally Posted by Beau Kemp
C - Harrelson 750 Modified Bach Strad
Picc - Schilke P5-4
Flugel - Kanstul ZKF1525
Bb - Bach Strad 180ML-37
Bb - Bach Strad LT 180L-43
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