Trumpet Discussion Discuss YOUR Top Ten in the General forums; Originally Posted by MUSICandCHARACTER
I guess therein lies a debate: What is a student horn?
Price I suppose could be ...
Mezzo Forte User
Well, I can only talk for myself, but basically, I've used my Omega for everything. When I got it, my parents had the choice between the Omega and the standard run of the mill Strad ( I think the difference was 6 or 700 dollars). The thing that swung us to the Omega was that my parents didn't really know how committed I was to the trumpet. I didn't either. So it seemed a bit more logical to go with the Omega, which still had a very good tone and the excellent Strad valve body considering it's intermediate status. I've played everything from stand trash on Friday night football games, to jazz solos, to concertos, to marching with the Aggie band (I kinda put that in a separate category; long, long story). In my opinion, if a person is unsure if they really want to play the trumpet, want to keep the cost low, but still want a quality horn, the Omega is a great trumpet. In all actuality, it really was my first trumpet after moving up from my ambassador cornet.
Originally Posted by MUSICandCHARACTER
Oh, and pro horns, lessee....
Kanstul 1500 (which I intend to purchase this summer)
Bach Strad (37)
Bach Omega (like you couldn't see THAT one coming)
Holton T602 (this one is pushing it, but I think it fits)
and that's all I can think of right now.
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Kanstul 1537/ Schilke 14
LA Olds Studio
I suppose the Olds Recording would go into the Pro models? It's to this day one of the very finest trumpets I've ever played, from an amateur perspective. When I was at school (a looooong time ago!), my then teacher, Clifford Haines, loaned me his for a couple of years. Absolutely fabulous instrument, free blowing, fine intonation across the register. Whether it's up there with the best depends on individual taste, but it suited me fine!
As for a top ten, not sure I've played 10 models for a sufficiently long periond of time to make a reasoned judgement!
Cornet, Arran Brass
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The favourite pro horns I have played: (no particular order)
Mezzo Piano User
Bb trumpets only:
Selmer Paris Concept TT
Jupiter XO Tribune
Conn Vintage One
Martin Handcrafted Committee
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