Need a trombone.

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  1. RedBlooded

    RedBlooded Well-Known Member

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    My 5th grader is starting band this year and I need to get her a trombone. any reconmendations? Not necessarily looking for a new one, or to be stuck with an expensive instrument contract if it doesn't work out.
     
  2. WooBadger18

    WooBadger18 Well-Known Member

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    This was a long time ago, and my parents handled the cost, so I'm not sure how useful this will be, but I got a King trombone and thought it worked great. I played through high school and eventually got a nicer one, but always used the king one for marching band

    and where are you from in Des Moines? I'm from the Beaverdale area and I know there is a music store on Beaver right across from Ace (called uptempo music and apparently has really good reviews), and there's a Rieman music store over by target and merle hay
     
  3. 3TrueFans

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    I think it's like $30/month to rent one from Rieman Music, we were just looking at that stuff but for orchestra.
     
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  4. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Think renting one makes the most sense as I think most kids drop out of band
     
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  5. Sparkplug

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    They drop out or change instruments. Mine went from trombone (after buying a very good used one) to tuba. The music stands that you are required to buy becomes a clothes rack
     
  6. CYCLNST8

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    Best. Instrument. Ever.

    ~Section leader ISUCF"V"MB 2003-04
     
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  7. Bret44

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    My Mom bought me a Trumpet in 5th grade. I pretended to play the whole year.

    Sold it in June.
     
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    Idk percussion was where it was at when I was in 5th grade. You had to suffer through playing the bells but after some time you gotta play the snare drum.
     
  9. isumellie

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    Rent one for the first year and then buy one later
     
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  10. TOFB4ISU

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  11. Pat

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    This is good advice. I'd also recommend buying used versus renting or buying new. If you need to sell in a year (or five) you won't be out as much. Pawn shops can be a surprisingly good resource if you've done your homework.

    But really, trumpet is the correct answer.
     
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  12. TOFB4ISU

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    Plenty of them on ebay for under $400. good deal.
     
  13. BoxsterCy

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    Just one? Sure you don't want to go for the full 76?
     
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  14. RedBlooded

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    A mute button.
     
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  16. Cyclonetrombone

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    As a member of D-Rank in ISUCF"V"MB under this section leader in 2003-2004 (03-07 total)... I second this claim.
     
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  17. Tailg8er

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    I feel like you've been waiting for this thread for 6 years, congrats!
     
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  18. jcyclonee

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    For our children, we were able to lease used instruments. After 30 months of lease payments, you would own the instrument. We now own a flute that we don't use (Does anybody want to buy a flute?) and returned the trumpet after nine months. The lease also included maintenance which did come in handy as there was a minor repair for each instrument.
     
  19. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    Dumb Donald could probably help you with a DIY trombone.
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  20. HardcoreClone

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    Anyone have suggestions for finding an economical saxophone? Prefer alto but tenor could also work. Thanks!
     

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