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uglylips
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Spada Trumpets Reply with quote

Anyone ever play a Spada? Who knows about these trumpets?

See: http://www.spadamusic.ch/content/default.asp?txtCatID=1
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Jouko Harjanne plays them. He used B&S horns for a while, but he had gone back last time I saw him.

He sounds fantastic, but then again, I'm pretty sure it's mostly him.

I know Spada used to do conversions of Bach horns - like Malone and the others, but they have their own line, now. They're not cheap, either. They're based in Switzerland, but since you found the website, you probably knew that already.

They definitely fly under the radar over here in North America. That's all I know about them. I wouldn't be surprised if some European based TH people know quite a bit more.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played one for a few minutes a couple months ago. Not much of a test, but I wasn't impressed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a search over on TM. I am pretty sure you will find some old threads dealing with Bachs that have been hot rodded by Spada. I seem to recall them getting very favorable reviews.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played a Spada/Bach C for 2 seasons in the Rotterdam Philharmonic and foolishly sold it. When Balasz Nemes (solo trumpet, Frankfurt Radio) abandoned piston trumpets for rotaries I bought his Spada/Bach/Blackburn. It's currently gathering dust in my basement but is an absolutely fabulous horn.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70684

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54354

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=66396

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44055
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bach spada are ameasing the intonationm the sound everything, you can made your instrument, choosing your bell and leadpipe, the have diferend bell and diferente leadpipes, they are great horn really. you still play on a bach but with good intonation,
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking for a bach spada trumpet, do you know anyone that want to sell one?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecarroll wrote:
I played a Spada/Bach C for 2 seasons in the Rotterdam Philharmonic and foolishly sold it. When Balasz Nemes (solo trumpet, Frankfurt Radio) abandoned piston trumpets for rotaries I bought his Spada/Bach/Blackburn. It's currently gathering dust in my basement but is an absolutely fabulous horn.

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Collecting dust, ever consider selling it? Just Kidding, maybe! HA

My HS band director was a trumpet player and he had a C tpt and loved it. I played it a few times and I can compare it to the Malone conversion on Bach's and Yamaha's but played quite well.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes sell it, is so pity to see a great horn getting dust,
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok..........you can find it on Trent Austin's website or contact me via e-mail: edward.carroll@mcgill.ca

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecarroll wrote:
Ok..........you can find it on Trent Austin's website or contact me via e-mail: edward.carroll@mcgill.ca

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I have Ed's Spada C on consignment at my shop. It's a fantastic instrument. PM me for more details.








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