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    Hi,

    I have an Olds Super Star low 800xxx Serial Number in good condition that I would like to trade for another horn. It plays very open which is my problem I need something that does not play quite as open maybe like an Opera or Super? The valves work great and the slides are all in very good working order. The horn has decent compression and would come in the original case which is not outstanding but it is complete. A professional that I am taking lessons from said in the condition it is in it is worth between $700.00 - $800.00.

    Let me know if you are interested and what you have that you may be interested in trading.

    I have a Yamaha 737 so I would like to find something that plays just a bit darker than the Yammi.

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: WTT - Olds Super Star for .........What ya got?

    I would also consider a trade for a Kanstul Horn.

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    Re: WTT - Olds Super Star for .........What ya got?

    Additionally I would be interested in a trade for a Valve Trombone, Baritone or Euphonium

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    It looks like a good horn, they play well and are under-rated IMO. I prefer the SuperStar to the Super.
    The Olds Opera is Large Bore, and it plays really open, I find it draining, but a great blow. For me the Opera plays much like a Holton ST302, it takes a lot of effort - but rewarding. Maybe a Super would suit you better.

    Just one thing, the 3rd slide ring is not original, it should have a kink in it to move it to the left, or the finger position to slide it is awkward. Is that how you got it?

    My serial number is close to yours, and someone before me changed out the plastic tops on the valve guides, and made the whole top now as a Brass top with the spring around it. The serial number is 113xxx on those brass tops - so maybe a swap with an old Super valve set.

    Why am I telling you this? I think the Olds SuperStar is a gem of a horn, one of those that just plays really well. The Ultrasonic bell is a gem as well. I think you may be making a mistake to move it IMO.

    In any case good luck, you have a nice horn, and I hope you eventually find what suits you.
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    Re: WTT - Olds Super Star for .........What ya got?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter McNeill View Post
    It looks like a good horn, they play well and are under-rated IMO. I prefer the SuperStar to the Super.
    The Olds Opera is Large Bore, and it plays really open, I find it draining, but a great blow. For me the Opera plays much like a Holton ST302, it takes a lot of effort - but rewarding. Maybe a Super would suit you better.

    Just one thing, the 3rd slide ring is not original, it should have a kink in it to move it to the left, or the finger position to slide it is awkward. Is that how you got it?

    My serial number is close to yours, and someone before me changed out the plastic tops on the valve guides, and made the whole top now as a Brass top with the spring around it. The serial number is 113xxx on those brass tops - so maybe a swap with an old Super valve set.

    Why am I telling you this? I think the Olds SuperStar is a gem of a horn, one of those that just plays really well. The Ultrasonic bell is a gem as well. I think you may be making a mistake to move it IMO.

    In any case good luck, you have a nice horn, and I hope you eventually find what suits you.
    Yes, this is exactly how I got the horn. Thanks for the info!!!

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    Re: WTT - Olds Super Star for .........What ya got?

    Peter, not all the Super Stars had the bend 3rd slide ring. The one I had in High School was purchased new, and had the straight ring. My current Super Star also came with the straight ring (which I believe to be origional), although I have had a long straight ring custom bent.

    The horn does feel odd with a staight 3rd slide ring.

    I think the the Super Star jrd19580 shows is correct. The origional straight rings have the little nub on the bottom.


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    Thanks Kevin, good info to know it is all original.
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    Anyone want to make me an offer for the Trumpet before I move it off to Craigslist and eBay?

    Thanks!
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