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    Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    I have been playing a Kanstul made Burbank trumpet for the past 15 years. It is a great horn that really has an exceptional sound, I have not been able to find out much about Kanstul made Burbank's on the web. I believe these horns were made by Zig Kanstul in the Anaheim plant even though my horn is engraved with the old Benge address in Burbank. According to info I received from Kanstul, my trumpet is a 3MLP model with a .464 bore and a 4 3/4" bell made in April 1986. It is all silver plated.

    Does anyone know anything about these horns? Are they considered quality trumpets? From the great valve response and sound I get from mine, my guess is they are. I have yet to see one listed on eBay or other sites, so I'm not sure what the going rate would be for one of these horns in excellent condition. Does anyone know?

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    Re: Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    Basically you have an LA period Benge 3X+. Very nice horn. It was made by the man who used to run the shop and worked all the stations and has the orginal equiment unlike the folks who own the name.

    Great horn.

    I have Zig's rework of the Chicago era verison of your horn that was never made. It is the Kanstul Chicago 1001. Cousins Brothers siblings of some kind they are.

    Between the two horns are some valve block changes and slight changes to improve intonation without loosing any of the sound. Also told they have slightly heavier bells(my 1001).

    Michael Thomas Music still apparently sells them if you ever need a new one or you could get a 1001.
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    Re: Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    Thanks for the response. I just received a response from Jack Kanstul that suggested I check out the new Kanstul Chicago CI1001. That seems to confirm the 2 horns are similar.

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    Re: Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    Yeah the bells and leadpipes are made on the same Original BENGE Mandrels. One is basically a classic Benge one is slightly altered trying to retain that classic sound.

    If you get the chance try the Zig version. VERY VERY NICE!!!
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    Re: Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    I recently picked up a used 1001 and fell in love with it. It reminded me of an ML Benge 5X that was my main axe for many years. I sent it to Flip Oaks for a "Total Enhancement" job and should have it back next week. It played very well even with the valve alignment was "way off." I'm looking forward to play it fully tweaked.

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    Re: Kanstul Burbank circa mid-1980's

    Ive got a Kanstul Chicago and it has moved to my primary horn over all the others listed. I never thought I find anything better than Olds. Of course, the guy that made my Chicago is the Olds guy himself (the Zigmaster!).

    Every week or so I'll swap around on 2 or 3 horns, but every time I I gravitate back to the Kanstul Chicago. What a nice horn. To be honest, I've not found anything that suits me as well -at any price.
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