Archive for October, 2013

The last 8 months have just flown by…..

I’ve made some pretty sweeping changes to the website and Facebook pages too – they don’t currently exist!

That’s actually due to the fact that I’m concentrating on the Canadian side of things in Vancouver, doing my day job (Store Operations Manager for 200+ people), trying to build a business in Canada :,  and trying to raise a 2 year old. Needless to say I’ve been pretty busy of late. 

One thing I would like to keep going is this blog – I think it could become a pretty handy tool for some brass players out there, and might save them some time in researching and finding the information that I have learnt over the last 3-5 years.

For New Zealand the Trumpetgear website may be gone – but I will still continue to support people getting access to great instruments and information where possible – you can find me at for any brass related products – but I will continue to post here.

So coming up I have plenty to write about.

Since last posting I have lucked out and found some really nice instruments to talk about:

Martin Handcraft Imperial (37 Bell), Schilke B5L, Harrelson Bach Modification, Martin Deluxe Committee in C, Martin Handcraft Committee (Medium Bore), and coming soon – Martin Handcraft Committee (Small Bore) and Martin Handcraft Imperial Large Bore. 

More to come on these soon!