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ohiotpt
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a comparison between a "generic" Taiwan pocket trumpet and the Wisemann. I used the Wisemann case to to rest the horns in, it's solid.






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Dan O'Donnell
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope many of you believe it is totally OK to buy a cheap Pocket Trumpet IF the person is fully aware of what they are purchasing.

I bought the new Cecelio SP? Pocket Trumpet from the recent NAMM Show in January for $80.00.

It has Monel valves (not their old stainless steel ones) and sounds like a $80 horn above and below the staff.

In the mid range, it plays just fine for my purposes...keeping my chops loose while playing lip flexibility studies etc. in the mid-range.

Note: I would never play this in a live performance or for recording purposes...I have my Getzen Genesis for that!

I will say that a Harmon mute (no stem) hides a multitude the poor tone quality of some of the notes yet allows you to hear and adjust notes versus just buzzing on a MP
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jazzjunior
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hipster wrote:
KingSilverSonic wrote:
Who has played the Taylor Pocket Rocket for a comparison?


I've played a Taylor Pocket Rocket, it is has a really nice tone, it is HEAVY, has a monster size bell, takes some getting used to actually holding it, and when really checking against a tuner only a nice scale from C below the staff to G on top, lower than the C it starts going flat, really flat, pretty fast, and above the G is goes sharp. Still it is a fun novelty item.


I watched the video in youtube that people were playing taylor pocket tp for live music. It seems sound great~
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gregplo
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the money, the Carol Pocket Trumpet is a great little horn! I have the model with the large bell, and I've played it in rehearsals on occasion just for fun...and it worked great both from a tone and intonation standpoint.

www.caroltrumpets.com
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