I agree. Beautiful horn. Sell it for what it's worth. If you do donate -- please give to a VERY deserving student who will take very good care of said horn and appreciate the generosity.
RE: Jackie Gleason Plays Cornet
Apart from the funny, cornety bits, a couple of things struck me in that video.. First was what a great quality clip it was. Not sure whether the originally episode was on film or maybe it was restored.
The other was Gleeson's character waving his fist in his wife's face on a coupler of occasions. What was funny and normal has certainly changed, dare I suggest, for the better.
Right? Granted, I don't think the schtick was that he actually threatened her, but it's an interesting cultural thing to note.
I liked the message of the episode as a whole.
Warburton, Patrick, Reeves, Stork
Mouthpieces for sale. Please add $8 for shipping via USPS Priority Mail. USA Sales only. PayPal accepted. Pictures available on request.
Warburton USA 4S top - essentially new. Tried briefly at home. $70
Warburton USA 4MD Warbonite top - essentially new. $105
Warburton USA B7 backbore - excellent condition with light insertion marks. $50
Warburton USA PT backbore - excellent condition with light insertion marks. $50
Warburton USA 6 backbore - excellent condition with light insertion marks. $50
Patrick CR1.5C - excellent. Super comfortable rim, focused & resonant. $70
Patrick CM-27 backbore - excellent. $50
Bob Reeves/Purviance P9AB - good condition with insertion marks. $100
Vincent Bach 7C with Delrin rim - excellent condition with screw rim and original box. $60
Stork Vacchiano 2FL - excellent with light insertion marks. $45
What have I here?
I reached out to this man (he speaks Spanish) about these trumpets for sale. The only one which interests me is the silver-plated horn in the middle. He told me that it's a "Coon" [sic] -- obviously it's a Conn, but I am keen to know which model. It looks fairly nice and if he only wants $150 could be a steal.
RE: Progress in my comeback
Just when I thought that I was making progress in my comeback i found this video. Below the video is a link about the featured musician.
I like it, a lot. Someday I want to teach my kids to play and have a family brass band.
RE: Taiwanese Trumpets
Any experiences with John Packer instruments?
I've heard good things, but no experience myself.
Bill Pfund trumpets are made in PRC and then he modifies them in his workshop. Good horns at an affordable price.