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    Olds Pinto

    I am sure there are many who would love to be able to own a Monette, but for those for whom this horn is out of reach, there are three Olds Pintos currently listed on ebay. Knock yourself out.
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    Re: Olds Pinto

    Quote Originally Posted by jbkirby View Post
    i am sure there are many who would love to be able to own a monette, but for those for whom this horn is out of reach, there are three olds pintos currently listed on ebay. Knock yourself out. rofl:-p

    why????????????


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    Re: Olds Pinto

    are those the horns that explode if you accidentally hit them in the bell too hard?


    oh wait, that was the Olds Gremlin.

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    Re: Olds Pinto

    I thought Ford made the Pinto...

    I suppose Olds named it that because of the cooked-pinto color of the plastic valve section...
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    Re: Olds Pinto

    Has anyone else put their coin into an Olds Pinto, or its Reynolds twin? I once did. The only trumpet that I have ever bought that was worse was the Russian made rotary valve Bb trumpet that I picked up. They both bray like a Jackass or squack like a stepped on duck. I got lucky and sold mine to a guy that desperately wanted one. Oh, sweet relief!!


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    Re: Olds Pinto

    Quote Originally Posted by oldlou View Post
    why????????????


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    Agreed, I don't know why anyone would want a Monette!!
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    Re: Olds Pinto

    I bought my Pinto (the horn, not the car) for the novelty of having a a diarrhea-brown plastic/yellow brass horn that can be reassembled in so many hilarious ways, not to play. Not once have I sat and pondered: "The Recording or the Pinto...which one...which one...?"

    BTW, the Ford Pinto was the car that exploded on rear impact when the lower shock absorber mounting bolts acted as firing pins, puncturing the fuel tank. (We should have stockpiled these for military use.) With the proper braces loosened, the horn will also explode if popped in the bell too hard.

    Perhaps these could be reissued using C4 instead of poo-poo brown plastic.

    Anyone with a collection of Olds trumpets needs one of these to compare the magnificent craftsmanship of their horns to those such as the Pinto and see why Olds ultimately disappeared from the horizon in the late seventies.
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    1969 Conn 38B Connstellation Bb Trumpet

    I was playing once and afterwards, a little boy approached me and stated that he played the trumpet. I asked, "Do you play like I do?" and he replied, "I used to."

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    Re: Olds Pinto

    Quote Originally Posted by oldlou View Post
    They both bray like a Jackass or squack like a stepped on duck. I got lucky and sold mine to a guy that desperately wanted one.
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    What was he intending to use it for, sound effects in a movie? Btw, I've heard the duck, but never the "stepped on duck". That has to be bad. I've made remarkably realistic elephant noises, but that was in the first few weeks, probably part of the process and can't be blamed on the horn.

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    Re: Olds Pinto

    C'mon guys, it's a piece of umm, uhh, history,yea that's it, history. Actually was going to look at one off of craigslist. Guy wanted 100 FIRM because of it's "historical" significance. I asked him how it played. He "said" it was one of the best horns he has ever played. He was only getting rid of it cause he "needed the money". When I asked what other horns he played, the conversation ended. The one on eBay is missing the 2nd slide. Otherwise that puppy would be mine!!! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA !
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    Re: Olds Pinto

    Quote Originally Posted by tobylou8 View Post
    C'mon guys, it's a piece of umm, uhh, history,yea that's it, history. Actually was going to look at one off of craigslist. Guy wanted 100 FIRM because of it's "historical" significance. I asked him how it played. He "said" it was one of the best horns he has ever played. He was only getting rid of it cause he "needed the money". When I asked what other horns he played, the conversation ended. The one on eBay is missing the 2nd slide. Otherwise that puppy would be mine!!! BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA !
    Go ahead...BID...you know you want it!!!!!!
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    Early 1970s Getzen Eterna Flugelhorn
    1972 Olds Pinto Bb Trumpet (Weird Horn!)
    1969 Conn 38B Connstellation Bb Trumpet

    I was playing once and afterwards, a little boy approached me and stated that he played the trumpet. I asked, "Do you play like I do?" and he replied, "I used to."

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