This trumpet is in like new condition and it plays very well. Miles Davis played Martin Committee #3 bore during his great career! The condition of the instrument is like new! This Horn is truly one of a kind! You won`t find Committee like this ever again!
All valves are smooth and fast with excellent compression and work like new, Springs in the valves are just right not too hard to light great for those fast jazzy passages just like Committee trumpet should have. Plating on valves is great as well. There are no dings or dents! GOLD PLATED finish looks and is really outstanding!
So consider that you are getting like new Committee made almost 60 years ago. Valves move very smooth and fast with springs not too hard and not too light in the same time. Engraving on the bell crisp and fully readable same as serial and #3 on valves. The Sound: This horn plays very very well. It plays with beautiful rich and darker sound when you play with less power/mf and at that moments it just sings.
Sound aura is very soulful. When you add some power and go higher depends on what mouthpiece you will be using with it, it (Newer model Heim mpc same brand Miles Davis was using size 2 is included with original box) gets little brighter but if you keep a large sound up there it won`t get too bright. This is one of the vintage horns which has something special in the sound which the modern trumpets from the store just do not have. If you put some expression to your playing this trumpet will help you to achieve what you want.
If you will use a shallower cup the impression/sound will become little brigher but not too bright as this is a darker playing horn excellent for jazz and the as you probably know Committes were used by the Jazz legends like Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and more. We recommend this instrument to a very serious jazz player and/or collector but it can be also nice classical playing trumpet.
Higher notes are also very nice on this one. Also included: Trumpet comes with a very secure HOLTON black case which has two handles. Also newer model Heim size 2 mouthpiece is included.
The item "Vintage Martin Committee #3 Trumpet Heim MP Holton Case Gold Plated" is in sale since Thursday, October 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "fectined67" and is located in Córdoba.
This item can be shipped worldwide.