Which trumpet

Which trumpet

    
Which trumpet    14:13 on Monday, November 06, 2017          

Trumpet1000
(1 point)
Posted by Trumpet1000

Hi,

My daughter has recently passed her Grade 5 trumpet exam.I bought an Arnolds and Sons TR-5200S, when I upgraded her last trumpet, a couple of years ago and was told this was a good intermediate trumpet. However, her teacher has now said the valves are too slow!

I don't want to pay a fortune for a trumpet which potentially she could leave on a train on her way into school, however don't want to hold her back. Should I try and upgrade her trumpet again, and which trumpet would you advise?

Thanks


Re: Which trumpet    03:05 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017          

contra448
(770 points)
Posted by contra448

It could be that the instrument just needs a service - a good clean of the valves & casing can make quite a difference.


Re: Which trumpet    07:24 on Monday, January 01, 2018          

woolyhead
(42 points)
Posted by woolyhead

Here's an idea:- why not keep your trumpet for the time being and replace the valve springs with some stiffer ones? If your daughter's fingers are strong enough to depress stronger springs (choose how stiff her springs are) it will increase the valve speed. Keep the present springs in case you need them.


Re: Which trumpet    07:31 on Monday, January 01, 2018          

woolyhead
(42 points)
Posted by woolyhead

Another idea for you:- why not attach the handle of her trumpet case to her wrist with a short strap. This would act as a reminder when she goes to leave the train etc. Have you asked her trumpet teacher what trumpet has faster valves?


   




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