dirt cheap piccolo trumpets on trade stands?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Super Ph, May 11, 2010.

  1. Super Ph

    Super Ph Member

    Which trade stand is it that sells ridiculously cheap piccolo trumpets? I'm sure I have seen them recently (at some tinpot contest or other) for £100-£200

    I am in the market for one such, for a novelty item. It has to be playable, but it doesn't have to be good. I'm not going to spend much.
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    John Packer sells a rotary Bb/A for £274.85 here. It's the cheapest I found.
  3. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Virtuosi are the ones you may have seen - and for the money, they are very playable. www.firstbrass.co.uk - their website seems to be under construction and none of the brass links work for me - there is a phone number there though. I'm sure mine cost less than £274
  4. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

    I paid under £200 for my Virtuosi (basic model) and at the price it's a great instrument. I've also seen the JP rotary and I have to say that I would've paid the extra for that if I'd seen it first - a lovely instrument.
  5. floppymute

    floppymute Member

    Please don't be so disparaging..even tongue in cheek.
    Whichever contest it was I'm sure people put a lot of time and effort into making it happen...for all our benefit.
  6. Tam O Shanter

    Tam O Shanter Member

    Another vote for the first brass virtuosi picc.

    My one is the newer model (bought just over a year ago). I think they charge nearer £300 for it now, but it is a good picc. for that price.
  7. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Butlins LMAO
  8. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    £99. A more than competent player had a go on the one I purchased at one of the 'tinpot contests' and declared it to be far better than could be expected for the price played.
  9. Super Ph

    Super Ph Member

    thanks for the suggestions guys, i'll check those out.

    please don't be so pathetic. what i said was correct both literally (through the accumulated grime) and figuratively.
  10. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    was interested in quality cheaper instruments so have been following this thread.
    but some comments are not nice,
    referance to " Tin Pot contest's" and calling people "pathetic."
    Not Nice !
  11. floppymute

    floppymute Member

    Nothing pathetic about it.
    If you were one of the hard-working backroom organisers, you wouldn't appreciate a comment of that nature. Too many of us take the difficulties of promoting a contest for granted. Tatty venues etc. are probably all that can be afforded...or does your band want to pay inflated entry fees to cover the cost of somewhere better?
    If these so-called 'tin-pot' contests die, as so many already have over the years, then eventually so does banding I'm afraid.
  12. Tam O Shanter

    Tam O Shanter Member

    Will - that was a pocket trumpet not a piccolo.
  13. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Give him a break - he's a bass player after all. ;)
  14. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Nah, definitely a piccolo. Makes all sorts of unusual whistling noises when I play it. :biggrin: But yes, you're right of course.

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