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2nd Horn - Keep, Sell or Upgrade?



 
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dladore
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:13 pm    Post subject: 2nd Horn - Keep, Sell or Upgrade? Reply with quote

So, I’ve got my new horn (Getzen Eterna Proteus) and am having a great time breaking it in. I'm taking lessons and joined a New Horizon's band. Now my question is should I sell my student Bach TR300h2? Keep it as a back-up or sell it and buy another as a back-up? Thoughts?

Thanks, Dan in NC
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely keep it. If there’s nothing wrong with it-it’s nice to have a back up horn that you already know
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TrumpetMD
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the new horn. I like the Proteus.

I agree with Dennis78. Keep the TR300 as a backup horn. You might have a gig, where you don't want to risk taking your new horn. You might have a gig, when your Proteus is in the shop.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd keep it until you happen on another horn that like better. It's good to always have two horns you like.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not really in trouble until your 2nd backup horn has several sets of backups.
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Ancientram
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:00 pm    Post subject: Second Horn Back Up Reply with quote

What all the rest have said. You'll really appreciate your back up horn when the Getzen makes an unplanned trip to the shop.

Steve
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the idea of keeping the student horn. It is always nice to have a backup. When you get a stack of backups you can start thinking about trimming. I always use a backup horn in "dangerous" situations where I do not want to risk my favorite trumpet. Though I have a backup pro horn, I also still keep my original student horn and an intermediate horn I used for a number of years. It is kind of an interesting touchstone to go back and play them every once in a while to see how they perform with what I have learned since moving on. They are also great for lending to young players who might be interested in trying trumpet.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a backup to my backup. Which is already backup to a vintage horn that is backup to my main one.
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Bill_Bumps
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely keep it. I've been considering getting a backup horn myself, in case my Selmer ever needs to visit the shop.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GordonH wrote:
I just bought a backup to my backup. Which is already backup to a vintage horn that is backup to my main one.

Sounds like you may have a bad case of G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome), in the well known variant of T.A.S. (trumpet acquisition syndrome). There is no known cure except running out of money, and even that has been known to fail.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shell your backup and get a better backup, a used Getzen Capri mabe .

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bach TR300H2 is a damn good student horn and for the first 3 years of my comeback it was my main band horn the first year and was an alternate in the next two years.
I'd still have it but a friend who played 2nd trumpet in the band was using a horrible used horn and his wife convinced me to sell the TR300 to her so she could give her husband a newer horn for his birthday. His playing saw an immediate improvement with the TR300.
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