Olds Ambassador Eb Trumpet



  • Have any of you ever seen one of these? I bought it from a friend 25 or 30 years ago and have gigged with it maybe 6 times. It has a D slide with it, and plays ok in D, less well in Eb. Anyone else ever played one? I’m interested in other playing impressions.

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  • @Bob-Pixley
    I had one for a while, the one I had played horribly out of tune with itself if I'm being honest. It only had the Eb slides though.



  • @aTrumpetdude said in Olds Ambassador Eb Trumpet:

    @Bob-Pixley
    I had one for a while, the one I had played horribly out of tune with itself if I'm being honest. It only had the Eb slides though.

    Yes, it’s pretty difficult to muscle into tune in Eb. I’ve only played it in D on the gigs I’ve used it for (all classical), and it was ok - a few notes needed alternate fingerings, but it was a useable instrument. I guess that’s why I’ve kept it.


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