Archive for January, 2012

What’s in-store for 2012?

Greetings fellow brass players.
I thought I would give you a quick overview of the plans that I have in place for 2012 and Trumpetgear.
If you have been following us for a while you will have noticed that we have been changing around our assortment quite a bit since we first started a few years back.

Now that we have some history to go by it’s time to make some important decisions about the directions about where we are headed in terms of what we can offer.

In for 2012:
Carolbrass Instruments
More options in stock for 2012:
Here’s a short list of all the instruments we plan to have in stock for trial or purchase.
‘Styles’ Bb Trumpets

  • CTR-5000L-YST Bb Trumpet (Available in Lacquer, Satin Lacquer Bell or Silver Plate)
  • CTR-5060H-GSS Bb Trumpet (Available in Lacquer, Satin Lacquer Bell or Silver Plate)

Materials Range Bb Trumpets

  • CTR-7770L-YST Bb Trumpet (Available in Lacquer)
  • CTR-8880H-GST-S Bb Trumpet Trumpet (Available in Lacquer, Satin Lacquer Bell or Silver Plate)

Flugel Horns

  • CFL-6200-GSS-SLB (Gold Brass Bell) (Available in Lacquer or SLB)
  • CFL-6200-RSS (Red Brass Bell) ) (Available in Lacquer or SLB)


  • CCR-3880-GSS-SLB (Available in Lacquer, Satin Bell or Silver Plate)

Wedge Mouthpiece Plastics

  • Trumpet – Bach 3C, 10.5C, Schilke 14A4a + more
  • Flugel – Bobby Shew
  • Cornet – Denis Wick 4B

Vintage Instruments
We’ll be looking to drop more great horns into NZ from around the world as we source and purchase them.
In particular keep your eye out for upcoming Martin and Blessing Vintage Horns. (I am particularly fond of these brands so will look to source these first and foremost – Shawn)
If you have a request for a particular brand let us know and we can look out for those also.

Used Mouthpieces
We will continue to source and find a hand picked selection of great mouthpieces – Al Cass, Bach, Denis Wick, Martin, Schilke, Yamaha and more!

Method Books
The Basics will stay in stock – Arban’s, Herbert Clarke, Real Books & Abersold Play-alongs.

Out for 2012:

Trombone mutes or accessories
Sorry Trombonists but it’s just not our area of specialty – nor do we have the time or $$’s to commit properly to this area.
Instrument Cases
It’s been hard to find good quality, affordable cases – the search continues for now – but we will clear out existing stocks early 2012.
Brass Music
I’ll leave the sheet music to the specialists. Anything we have will be cleared out early 2012.
Phaeton Instruments
Happy to source if requested but will not advertise for sale (haven’t had a request in 2 years for one)
Ultrafast Oil
We still have quite a few bottle left – this stuff has a limited shelf life so it’s time to start moving them out.

Also, I (Shawn) am planning a trip back to NZ sometime in Mid April 2012 – so I will plan to bring back some additional goodies from North America at that time.

Thank you to all the people who supported us yet again in 2011, and we look forward to serving you again in 2012!