BUYING A USED TRUMPET
When shopping for a trumpet, it is possible to save a significant amount of money by shopping for a used instrument. There are instances where a student plays for a short time, and then decides against continuing, which leads to steady supply of trumpets that have been only slightly used.
In choosing a used trumpet, you of course want to be able to verify that there are no dents or other blemishes. And, it is of utmost importance to be certain that the valves and slides are in excellent working order. They must operate smoothly, without noises or leaks.
Some suggestions on where to find a used trumpet:Ask a local music teacher – they are extremely knowledgeable and can offer much useful advice on which brands to look for.
Stop by your local music store – in addition to new trumpets, they are likely have some used trumpets for sale
Don’t forget EBAY! You can find pretty much anything nowadays on Ebay and if you know what you’re looking for, a search will return many excellent results. As you are likely aware, you can save A LOT of money going this route. Just be sure to deal with a trusted seller who will let you return the instrument in case it turns out not to be what was advertised.
Try these quick searches on EBAY:SEARCH FOR BACH STUDENT TRUMPETS ON EBAY
SEARCH FOR YAMAHA STUDENT TRUMPETS ON EBAY
SEARCH FOR BACH PROFESSIONAL TRUMPETS ON EBAY
SEARCH FOR YAMAHA PROFESSIONAL TRUMPETS ON EBAY
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