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YOUR Top Ten
If you could choose ten trumpets to keep on the market, what would they be? They can be different models of the same brand. Try to list five pro level horns and five student model horns. I'm just curious. Let's try to keep it civil and not criticize other's choices. Thanks.
Eclipse MHY Bell
1949 Olds Ambassador
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Pro horns (In no particular order)
Eclipse MR (duh)
Schilke B1 (also duh)
Student horns (also in no particular order)
Olds Ambassador (old style)
B & S Challenger
Getzen 700 Eterna
Only 5 + 5? dang! Oh well, there's always room for the other keys, plus cornets, plus flugels *chuckle* Hey! and you didn't say they had to be mass-produced neither!
i'll take a shot at this one... i haven't played very many though
1. Getzen 3050S (what i own)
2. Conn V1
3. Getzen 900 Classic
4. Selmer 80J (2-4 fell in love with when i played)
5. Eclipse (haven't played but want to)
6. Lawler (ditto)
student models -
7. Kanstul 600 (the modern ambassador?)
8. Getzen 300 (valves enough said)
9. Bach Omega (k not student, but it is intermediate)
10. Bach TR 300 (probably the most common)
Wow, what a question!
To be fair, you should have played some horns at least somewhat extensively (not just a quick blow at a conference etc.). Most of us have not played Monettes for example. ZeuS, Wild Thing, Eclipse are just now starting to have some market penetration. I haven't, for example, played a Wild Thing or an Eclipse.
But student horns I have had some experience with since I devote a lot of my website to beginners and parents.
These 5 horns are in no particular order. Just the five best student horns I have played:
I don't even want to go into professional level horns. There are many good horns out there that I only know by reputation.
Pretty high class student horns
Originally Posted by Tootsall
Jim, based on price alone I was going to put Zues "G" in that list too... I know Kanstul quality (own one of their "stencils") solely because, for the price, it's within reach of many serious students and so should be on their list.
Note that the B & S is the "stage I" version, not the Challenger II.
Bach strad 37
Callet .470 (pick the name you want to call them)
selmer paris radial
eclipse(havent played one but so want to)
I guess therein lies a debate: What is a student horn?
Originally Posted by Tootsall
Price I suppose could be a criteria. But if that is the case some student horns would well outplay many professional horns.
I figured they are horns marketed and aimed a students, usually the lowest price (or close to it) horn in a companies line. Before you get to the Guarnerius, you have the ZeuS 250 and 750.
But that begs the question, is there an intermediate horn? If so, what is it for? Is it a high priced beginner horn, or a very low priced professional horn? What do you need an intermediate horn for? Marching maybe? That is why I said Bach 300 over the Bach Omega. But then I did the opposite picking the Blessing XL over the Scholastic.
Oh well, many questions
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I won't have a shot at the student/intermediate argument, I'll leave that to you guys. :)
Besson International/Kanstul 600
Challenger (on the cusp)
What no Eclipse, WT, Taylor, Lawler you say?
I guess I've taken 'pro' literally. If I had to earn my money playing trumpet these are the 5 I'd try and choose from. Likewise if I taught these are the trumpets I'd be happy to see my students with.
Top Ten Pro Horns:
1. Eclipse (again, duh!)
2. Monette (don't knock it until you try it!)
That's really hard putting it down to only ten horns... with Kanstul and all of Kanstul's variants you could easily get up to twenty.
PS: To show a true sign of my old "blame the trumpet vs. actual practice" disease I've owned at least one of everything on my top ten list!
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