Archive for July, 2009

That’s the question I have been asking myself recently – and in fact some NZ players have been asking too!

So, in the interests of solving the mystery – we now have some fresh new samples from Mr. Harrelson himself.

Yamaha Medium weight trim kit in raw brass

Yamaha Medium weight trim kit in raw brass

Currently we have the following which will be available for testing in a few days:

Yamaha

  • Finger Buttons – raw brass
  • Top Caps – raw brass
  • Bottom Caps – raw brass in 3 sizes. Light, Medium and Heavy Caps

Bach

  • Finger Buttons – raw brass
  • Top Caps – raw brass
  • Bottom Caps – raw brass in 3 sizes. Light, Medium and Heavy Caps

If you are living in New Zealand and  interested in testing out these caps visit the website www.trumpetgear.co.nz and let us know via the contact page.

The system will be a $300 refundable deposit is required for each full set that goes out, or $150 for each set of bottom caps that goes out, and you will have a 5 day trial period on the sets.  P&P will be $5 to most of NZ.

Should you like the kit we will take orders and have them produced for you. (Available in raw brass, silver or gold).

These kits not only look great but have a practical side too!

Why not organize a test today?

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Yes I finished it!

Anyway – we are now up and running with an online website for purchasing trumpet, cornet, flugel – and soon to be Trombone mouthpieces.

At this stage I have the first 50 or so mouthpieces up – there are still more to add over the coming week.

Hopefully this will make it a lot easier for people to purchase online without going through trademe etc.

new-shop

Check out the new site here: http://www.smallfish.co.nz/trumpetgear

Next on the agenda will be an update of the Trumpetgear Al Cass Collection as I have another 4 or so pieces to add – including 2 new variations of the 1-28.

Every so often I get a bit lucky when it comes to finding Al Cass pieces.

Yesterday was no exception and I am now the proud owner of another original Al Cass Custom 1-28 piece. (in fact I was lucky enough to buy 2 different 1-28’s just yesterday after months of searching)

What is so unusual about this piece is 1) It’s never been used and 2) It’s inscribed as a custom piece.

The Al Cass Custom 1-28

The Al Cass Custom 1-28

From my investigations and  collecting these pieces to have a piece inscribed as a custom put’s it up there with the very rariest of Al Cass pieces – you are talking just a few of these circulating worldwide.

Where the mystery lies is in discovering who this piece was intended for?

The marking are 1-28 Custom C-13 B-S

Anyone out there have an idea who this might have been for?

What I do know is that this piece came from the file collection of Steve Cass and it was part of the used/made for someone of  ‘note’

Full length image of the piece

Full length image of the piece