Written on: 23/04/2013 by Classybassman
I bought a Tristar Euphonium off Ebay - brilliant value. Now lets face it, you get what you pay for. As an ex-bandsman wishing to start again in my retirement, I needed something to get my lip in and see if I could play reasonably well again. This Tristar instrument ticked all the boxes and though not the Jaguar of the brass band world, as a Ford Fiesta it is an excellent beginners tool to see if you have that ability and commitment in the first place. If and when you achieve a higher... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2013
I bought my daughter a used Tristar trumpet, which wasn't on the list of the music teacher. Paid only $50. The eacher said it was great. She used it for a year.I just bought her a brand new Tristar trumpet now. Surprisingly it cost less than $100 and came with a nice case and a mute.Since then, a lot of her friends have bought a Tristar trumpet too and all the parents have been thanking me for bringing this great value for money trumpet to their notice. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2013 by robin10100
I bought a Tristar trumpet for less than $100 2 years ago, and it works great. I was worried with a lot of people warning me not to buy the economical trumpets online, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I now recently upgraded to their professional model costing me about $350. And I have been even more pleasantly surprised, because this is none other than a Besson trumpet with stainless steel valves (700 series I think) with the original Besson case! I just realized that they are OEM... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2013
The Tristar Trumpet Is CHEAP BeCause Of The Materials Are CHEAP Before You Even Play It You'll Have To Clean It. I Did A Two Hour Cleaning Season For It And It Still Is Dirty! But I Did Not Try One Thing. Take It Apart And Lay Every Part In To The BathTub ( Make Sure The Water Is Past The Bell And Warm ) Wait For 30 Minutes Then Put It Back Togheter Then Scrub The Valves Area. It Should Get The Valves Working Better, But Its A Good Begginer Trumpet But Not So Pro Trumpet. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2012 by AlanKotun (1 review written)
Hi everyone i am a beginner trumpet player and i am using a Gear4music deluxe trumpet. I recently bought a Trista trumpet mouthpiece seeing my unbranded one which came with the trumpet got damaged and I just want to say I am loving it. First off It is nice and warm since it is Gold plated with 24 karat gold and it really is different from the first one which is always cold in near all climates. It was much easier to play with when i compared the two, and it gave a much fuller sound. It... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011
I bought a Tristar student trumpet last year from their North American reseller on ebay (canada warehouse I believe). Then, more recently, I bought their professional trumpet for about $350.
The student trumpet has been performing quite well so far. For under $100 it was definitely a good buy. The sound quality is quite acceptable (not comparable to my $2500 Yamaha, but then I paid only $100!). It looks quite good. The finish still holds after nearly a year.
All in all, this is not a pro... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010 by JustKnowz (1 review written)
Well... I myself am an intermediate bass player who's always been fascinated with the trumpet (I'm a big Lee Morgan fan, Miles Davis is the man, but Lee made me want to play trumpet!) I'm about 35 years of age and I didnt want to invest too much money. I just wanted to see if there was some kind of chemistry between a trumpet and myself or if it was just a "fever" that would soon pass. Well, as for the Tristar 7C Trumpet-- I paid cheap, and I guess I got cheap... but I was expecting that. I... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
It seems to be made of very very cheap materials, and the valves are hard to push down, and it scratches like crazy! It looks nice but it is hard to play.
Written on: 01/09/2009
I got a convertible Tristar trumpet and I'll say this, You get what you pay for. Tristar trumpets are made cheap and that is how come they are cheap. If you are looking for a trumpet to start out on it would be okay but it is cheap. If you want something fancy your going to pay for it, and if your like me I don't have that kind of money! But I got my Getzen for about the same price now it looks pretty beet-up but it play very well so just depends on what your looking for. Over all it's... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
I Just Got My Tristar Convertible Trumpet today and it is very very cheap! You can tell just by picking it up it ways way less than my Getzen. The only time I might recommend it is if the person wasn't sure if they were going to stick with it. I expected it to be made with cheap materials But the whole thing is cheap. Let me Just say that if you are considering buying cheap instruments off of ebay or something, that you consider going for a used higher brand! I thought it wouldn't matter but... (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2008 by lilmoosic011
Tristar Standard Trumpet. The valves are hard to move (even with oil) and the Concert "D" pitches are often sharp. The concert "C" notes are ok as long as the third valve slide is pulled out slightly. Very good sound quality. Overall a good trumpet. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008
The Tristar seems to be a poorly manufactured trumpet. I have to agree with the majority fo the reviews that I have read. The Tristar is definitely not in tune which is probably due to the material used in the manufacturing of the trumpet. I would definitely not recommend anyone purchasing a Tristar trumpet. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008 by emandjay (2 reviews written)
I am an experienced Brass teacher and pro Trombone player in London and I had the slightly less than enlightened experience of having to teach students who turned-up with one of these things having been bought blind on ebay by well-meaning parents.
To say these instruments are Trumpets would take a real stretch of the imagination! They blow terribly, and I mean terribly, absolutely nothing is centred, the valves move and that's all you can say for them, the "lacquer" comes off when you look... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008 by whatastrad15 (2 reviews written)
First of all, I think this trumpet is poorly made; in my opinion it has bad craftsmanship, second, looks of the horn, if is really a trumpet, it's horrible and has a nightmarish appearance in my eyes, I can't tune the horn, I think the sound is bad, and finally, some parts of the so called 'trumpet' has antimony and lead which is highly toxic. If you buy this trumpet you might be disappointed with the tone quality. I recommend that people looking on buying a trumpet to save their money and buy... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2007
In my opinion this is by far the most miserable excuse of an instrument to darken our doorstep! The plating was so poor that flakes of plating gummed up the valves - terrible! Valve cap threads are nearly impossible to match to put on. I could never recommend this brand. Please save your money and invest in a better instrument. 30+ years of teaching and 47+ years of playing. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2007 by HuffPuffMusic (1 review written)
I may have the runt of the litter as even for the cheap price I am disappointed with the instrument. The first valve notes are difficult to pitch (I am a pro player. You Tube search Paul Mayes) and the overall tuning, which is very important for a beginner, is not within acceptable limits even at beginner standard. I would advise paying slightly more for the next model up (I haven't played it). I have seen good reviews for these instruments but am commenting on my own experience. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2007 by normster5659
Good horn! Excellent for beginners, and a awsome practice horn. Once you've woked out the valve issuse (if there is any) you'll play like Mayanrd.......well, okay nowhere near as good as a Monette. (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2006 by radiomoscow
If you want to try trumpet get one of these Tristar Standard Trumpet, if you stick at it, spend $500 and up on a pro horn later.
This trumpet is a lot of fun. Saving up now for my next trumpet (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2006 by Wrightfamily30 (4 reviews written)
I bought a Tristar standard quality trumpet on Ebay for less than £45 sterling in Autumn 2005. It's a good little instrument in every respect, except for a slight lack of workmanship in the finish - one valve slide, once removed, was difficult to get back in because the tubing was slightly misaligned, and there were also odd places where the silver plate was missing (very small areas).
It played in tune throughout the register.
It came complete with a reasonably serviceable case and a... (read more)
As rated by real users
"Definately worth the money" Read More
"Cecllo TT-280BL not that good" Read More
" After playing mainly on a Ba..." Read More
"I bought a TR300 to replace my..." Read More
"I have been playing trumpet fo..." Read More