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    Piano User Pascalouisiana's Avatar
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    It's a STRIKE (again!)

    I had been looking at this King Silvertone "Commodore" cornet 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay, that went a little bit cheaper 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay, then the seller put it at $100 with a BIN at $300. I sent a message to the seller saying I had $175 to spend AND HE ACCEPTED MY OFFER!!!! 1928 Silvertone , King Commodore model, Cornet | eBay

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    Status: Sterling silver bell, all slides free and smooth, valves and rotor in excellent condition (with perfect compression), a very few little dings. Lifton case in very good condition.

    Playability: Exceptional! WOW! Medium bore, though. Don't push too hard, but super easy playing up and down (super up high: my limit is double C and I had no problem to go there). I had trouble to nail the pedal C and down. I might have to look for the right MP to match it. It came with a very nice Courtois MP, with a very small throat and shallow cup. If I would have to play everything between medium C and what ever above, I would for sure use it!!


    Warning! I bought it on March 8th, and the seller only shipped it 3 days ago. I received it today. I had to open a case for him to send it. Actually, I thought it was a scam where he will send the money back after a certain period of time, using the customer (me) as a "pay day loan company".

    In conclusion: Beware of 1st time sellers. Definitely a KEEPER.
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    "It's harder to get a trumpet sound on a cornet than a cornet sound on a cornet." -by me

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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    I'll send better pics after I clean it...
    "It's harder to get a cornet sound on a trumpet than a trumpet sound on a trumpet." -by me
    "It's harder to get a trumpet sound on a cornet than a cornet sound on a cornet." -by me

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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    you guys are helpless Have fun anyway...or whatever your family thinks of it.

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    The think is, I'm not a professional player. I have a real job ! I only use the money I make from gigs to water my N+1 virus. That's the deal.
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    "It's harder to get a trumpet sound on a cornet than a cornet sound on a cornet." -by me

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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    Where I live, I make more money than most people with "real" jobs do. So, everything is subjective. I buy only horns I can use in my job. And often can spend time learning aobut makers, instruments and asking questions up to 2-3 years before I dumb some serious cash.
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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pascalouisiana View Post
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    The think is, I'm not a professional player. I have a real job ! I only use the money I make from gigs to water my N+1 virus. That's the deal.
    If that was my rule, I'd be stuck with an Olds Ambassador for life.... a serious drought here!
    Well, if I get petrol money I'm happy. The real job paid for the hobby, the hobby feeds the soul, and creates a better attitude for the real job - some value here I am sure. Well my wife believes me, so that's all that matters.
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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    Great! Three different ways of seeing things. Diversity makes open one's eyes to different aspects of life.
    "It's harder to get a cornet sound on a trumpet than a trumpet sound on a trumpet." -by me
    "It's harder to get a trumpet sound on a cornet than a cornet sound on a cornet." -by me

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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    Congrats Pascalouisiana.... good job doing your internet homework ahead of time! ;)
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    Re: It's a STRIKE (again!)

    Wow, that would have been a good price for a commander without the silver bell. With, it's a steal.

    Made 1928-1936, the Commander was a top of the line King that never sold well because of the Depression. It, like the Martin New Professional (a horn interestingly made by Martin in 1927 as a fake and cheap silvertone (nickel bell) to compete with White), used the latest technology to incorporate a quick change A valve without the usual increased resistance - the placement adjacent to the valves was this breakthrough.

    A rare bit of horn tech, a rare collectible, and a top player for its day.
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