Thinking of buying a “new” trumpet….. new to me, that is.
You need to know that I once bought a used trumpet for $35 out of the front window of a gun store in Skowhegan Maine – I played it for ten years.
My present instrument is a Cerveny rotary-valve trumpet I bought in 1993 for a pile of dough. I got it because after attedning a music workshop in 1993 where I played with the Zlatne Uste Brass Band. The guys all had them. The rotary valves are a conversation piece – people always come up to me and ask me what da heck it is…..
There is only one other trumpet like it in Honolulu – nobody with any sense will steal it. It is so distinctive that it can’t be mistaken for anything else.
while we are on the subject, and if you truly must know, I use a Bach 1 1/2 C mouthpiece.
In the meantime, I had this idea of getting a pocket trumpet……
And on the internet i found these photos as a site called Trumpet Gearhead….
what curves..... I want to hold this in my hand.....
This is a Holton C 150 pocket cornet – no longer manufactured, unfortunately – but – just look at it. those curves – you wonder what each pipe does, it’s like the engine of a steam ship, or one of those espresso machines from italy – OMG I would love to caress this –
We could make bee you tee full music together!
Serious case of trumpet lust happening right now –
Q. what’s the difference between a man and a boy?
A. the price of his toys.
here is another view of the same one.
all this and more.....
Ain’t she sweet?
The problem is, these were essentially handmade – guess I will have to settle for one that is a little less fancy…..