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What’s on My Bench? A 1976 Schilke B3!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1976 Schilke B3!

Welcome back to my home bench, where I had the pleasure of working on this little beauty! This horn came to us with some bell damage, but other than that all it needed was a clean and polish. The bell is nice and straight now, and though it does show signs of repair, it’s in excellent playing condition! Compression is good with Berp #2 oil, and it really is a fantastic player. Though it is a large bore and a free-blowing horn, thanks to Schilke’s step bore it doesn’t feel like a typical large bore horn. With a heavy all...

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What’s on My Bench? A Spectacular Adams A1 Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A Spectacular Adams A1 Trumpet!

Why am I extra excited about this particular trumpet? Because it’s the same model I’ve played every day for the last 7 years! The biggest difference between this one and my own is that it has a lighter bell than mine, and mine has thousands of hours of play time! I thought it would be fun to share a few photos of these twins together for a few reasons, one being that they are just beautiful in that satin gold lacquer!   In these photos, mine is on the left while the one on the right is up for sale....

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What’s On my Bench? A Conn 4B Bass Trumpet!

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What’s On my Bench? A Conn 4B Bass Trumpet!

Check out this super fun horn that wandered in! This is probably the fourth bass trumpet to cross my bench since I started working here at the igloo, and also one of the nicer ones! It had obviously been sitting for a while and had been put away pretty dirty, but unfortunately that tends to be the case with horns like this that don’t get used as much. Everything was stuck except the pistons, but now all slides and caps are free, clean, and moving properly. It’s a very attractive instrument but has had some work done in its past....

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The Soprano Trombone/ Slide Trumpet / Mini Trombone

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The Soprano Trombone/ Slide Trumpet / Mini Trombone

I don't have a strong background in esoteric instruments, which is part of what makes working with Quinn the Eskimo so interesting for me. Every now and again, we receive an item in at the shop that just completely stumps me. (HEY! I'm looking at YOU, soprano trombone!) So I dug in and did a little 007-type investigating, and here is what I learned. Hopefully this short little write up will be interesting to musical experts and novices alike. Pitched at the same range as the Bb trumpet, one octave above the tenor trombone, the soprano trombone/mini trombone/slide trumpet has...

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What’s on My Bench? A Whole Collection of Vintage Trumpets!!!

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What’s on My Bench? A Whole Collection of Vintage Trumpets!!!

We recently bought another estate collection of 78 vintage trumpets, so I have been super busy sorting, cleaning, and getting these awesome old guys ready for their new homes! Some of them don’t need much more than a clean and polish, so you’ll see them listing pretty quickly. Included here are a few photos of horns I’ve recently finished from this collection including a 1965 58B, 1926 2B, and 1927 26B. The Connstellation even has its original case candy and receipt! They look great, smell good (big difference and very important!), and play beautifully, and are all ready for you!...

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