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Wild Thing

Placed: May. 28 '21: 9:43 pm   Views: 315 
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One of the most prolific designs in modern trumpet history, the Flip Oakes Wild Thing certainly lives up to its name! Guaranteed to swallow your mutes whole, this design sports one of the largest bell flares in the world. The large flare is built on a lightweight block to keep the horn light in the hand, and still allow a wide spectrum of sound to the player. These instruments were built by Kanstul, and definitely fit the bill for a light weight west-coast style horn.
The Wild Thing is no one-trick pony, and sounds great on ballads, lead, and everything in between. With a deeper mouthpiece, it could probably even pass for a flugelhorn. The tone can be everything from light and fluffy to scorching hot for those lead parts. Intonation is excellent across the whole horn.
This horn has seen some use over the years, but is still in great shape and is a fantastic player. Valve compression is excellent, and the slides are fast and smooth. There have been some repairs performed on the bell flare and bell bow, although they were done incredibly well that the repair marks are practically invisible. There are some scratches on the bell bow, likely from a case. There are early signs of red rot in the leadpipe, which is unfortunately very common on horns made with such a light gauge of brass, although with proper maintenance, it should be fine for many years to come. The 3rd slide bow also looks to have been repaired. This horns was just ultrasonically cleaned and serviced here in Chicago, so it is ready to be played!
With Kanstul shutting their doors and ceasing production, the Wild Thing is no longer in production, so don't miss out on a chance to own a future classic!
Price is $2200 plus shipping
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $2,200.00
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