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About Gendreauj

  • Birthday 05/11/1956
  • Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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  • Brand / Model
    Getzen renaissance trumpet, Getzen 800 Eterna cornet terna cornet
  • Mouthpiece
    Vincent Bach 1. 5 C trumpet mp

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  1. Decided to buy a Denis Wick 3 C trumpet mouthpiece. Want to compare and contrast with the Denis Wick 1.5 trumpet mouthpiece. Selling the generic 3 C trumpet mouthpiece.
  2. What is your experience playing with a KGU mouthpiece booster? Will it fit my Bach 1 B trumpet mouthpiece?
  3. Bought a Chinese made Schiller rose colored cornet a few months ago. Was curious about this brand. Got it for a decent price, since brace was disconnected. It does look good and plays well. So I put a rubber band on the brace. After playing a few times, the other brace came loose. Add another rubber band. Played it again, then the seam came loose on the bottom of the Cornet. So I will have to have all the seams resoldered. Probably will cost me at least half of what I played for the cornet. Quality of most of the nonbrand name Chinese made instruments is awful.
  4. Selling the Denis Wick 2 W trumpet mouthpiece and Vincent Bach 1.5 C trumpet mouthpiece. They don't match up well with the Getzen Renaissance trumpet.
  5. Has anyone played the eazy bucket mute? Looking to add this mute.
  6. Has anyone found a difference between cork, synthetic or cloth Felts. When pressing down my finger buttons, my Getzen 800 Eterna cornet was making a clacking sound. Did replace them and the sound went away. Ordered both cloth and synthetic felts.
  7. As noted in a previous post I owed a Jupiter cornet, the sound was a little off. Probably made, before the currently company owed it. The Jupiter student cornet sounds as good, if not better than previous student cornet I owed. Have owed Getzen, Yamaha, Bach, King, Conn and other brands. Both trumpets, cornets, Field Bugle, and trombone. Glad you are liking your Eastman trumpet. Very well made dependable trumpet. In my area the music store rents out Eastman instruments to the schools.
  8. Welcome to the forum. Of the two student trumpets you listed, I have only heard of the Roy Benson and JP Packer. Have only played a JP Packer cornet. Believe all the trumpets are made in China. Quality control is not consistent. I have owed a few and I sold most of them for parts Wouldn't recommend any of these trumpets. If you can't afford new. Buy a used trumpet from the following companies: Yamaha, Bach, Getzen, Selmer, Conn, King.
  9. Saw this Upmute silent mute advertised on eBay. Not happy with my sssh mute and didn't like Yamaha silent mute. Has anyone tried this mute and how does it play?
  10. Gendreauj

    B4 vs B4L

    Hi Carla, What were your impressions of the Schilke B4 L trumpet?
  11. Paid $12.50 for this new Student DW cornet mouthpiece . A new Denis Wick cornet mouthpiece cost at least $59.dollars. Also Denis wick is printed on the mouthpiece. Currently I owe one Denis Wick Heavytop 1.5 trumpet mouthpiece.
  12. I see you have asked this question on the trumpet board forum. If you haven't already, ask on the trumpetherald forum. There are many trumpet techs and professionals on that site. Have you talked to more than one brass repairman? Surprised that a replacement part could not be fabricated.
  13. Have you asked on trumpetherald site? The members are very knowledgeable about musical instruments.
  14. Use isopropyl alcohol with a microfiber towel to clean your valves. Use qtips soaked in the alcohol on the holes in the valves, bottom caps and top caps. Soak your valve brush in alcohol and clean interior of the valve block. Then use the snake to clean leadpipe. Clean other areas as needed. Use isopropyl alcohol or silicone wipes to clean the exterior of the cornet. May need to soak the cornet and the removed slides in the sink. Don't place valves in the water. A lot of hassle to take off corks and felts. I place a towel in the bottom. Use warm water, dawn dish soap to cover it. After a few hours, rinse it off. To remove old slide grease on the slides, I use SOS pads. (some people use alcohol). Use brushes on interior of Cornet. After cleaning, on the older instruments, the lacquer may come off. It at least changes the color of the patina. Had a few that smelled so bad, no choice but to remove the lacquer. So made them raw brass. Used silicone wipes to have a finish. My hands are not acidic. So my hands didn't turn green. Enjoy your cornet. What size is the mouthpiece?
  15. So you did determine cornet is a Harry Pedlar stencil. Saw your on inquiry on reddit. The valves look in great shape.What valve oil do you use? If you haven't cleaned the cornet, be very careful with the finish. Gave any older cornet a warm bath, and the finish came off. So made it a raw brass cornet.
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