What’s in-store for 2012 for Trumpetgear?

Posted: January 1, 2012 in The Business
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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!

  1. Derek says:

    Hi Shawn,

    Can you give a quick run down on what the two new carol trumpet models you are getting in are about (CFL-6200-GSS-SLB and CFL-6200-RSS ).



  2. trumpetgear says:

    HI Derek,
    Those models are the Flugels.
    (CTR = Trumpet CPT = Pocket Trumpet CCR = Cornet and CFL= Flugel)

    We already have a CFL-6200-GSS-SLB – this is the flugel with GOLD brass bell finished in satin lacquer. This is the most popular choice by the endorsing artists at this stage.
    The CFL-6200-RSS is the same model of flugel with a RED brass bell.
    Red brass bells are a new addition to the line-up and contain 90% copper content – to give a nice warm tone. The Gold Brass in Comparison contains 85% – and a standard yellow brass bell contains 70% copper.

    Note – a few models will be arriving next quarter at this stage as the factory has orders underway that are through into Feb.

    There are other models of Flugel in the Materials range also.

    Rgds, Shawn

  3. John Castleman says:

    Derek, I have a 1947 Committee and a 1939 HCI horn I’m about ready to sell if you know of any one looking for these. I am keeping my 1937 HCI 🙂 I am looking for Al Cass mouthpieces if you have any of those. I have a 1-2-1 3x5a (diz backbore) and a 4×1 (that’s the one I like the best). The ones I am interested in is the larger sizes (4x, 4s) or ones that Al widened for certain clients like Sylvester Ahola or the Clark Terry. Those two seem larger than say the 1-28 which is closer to a Bach 10 1/2 C or maybe an 11 rim. Thanks.


  4. trumpetgear says:

    For those following the Blog in NZ – some of the new horns will be in the country March 2012.

    Due to land mid to late March:
    CTR-7770L-YST Bb Trumpet in Lacquer
    CTR-8880H-GSS Bb Trumpet Trumpet in Lacquer (Heavyweight Option)
    CCR-3880-GSS SLB Cornet

    CTR-5000L-SLB Bb Trumpet (Lightweight)

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