Wanted - trumpet advice and instrument

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Caprice, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Caprice

    Caprice Member

    Hi -
    Does anyone have a mid range trumpet they no longer use and would like to sell?

    My son is a cornet player but has recently become part of a jazz/bigband at his university.

    He is a good enough musician to appreciate a quality instrument - (and also a cheap one!) - but he doesnt need a top flight model. Knowing nothing about trumpet makes I am a bit in the dark as to what to look out for.

    If anyone could give me impartial advice I would be greatful.

  2. Thornybank

    Thornybank Member

    If you can go £300, I have some good options....
  3. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Have a look at this:

    Yamaha Trumpet Bb YTR4335G in Lacquer or Silverplate - John Packer
    You may be able to find better prices by shopping around.

    These instruments have a reputation for being way better than their price range suggests. I actually know of a couple of pro players who keep one of these as a spare in case of accidental damage to their regular instrument, and who are quite happy to play the Yamaha on a pro gig.
  4. Thornybank

    Thornybank Member

    I have an immaculate lacquer finish 4335G for £375 delivered
  5. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    I'd snap that up myself, if I had the spare cash ...:(
  6. Caprice

    Caprice Member

    Thanks for all your messages - we have now found one.