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Chuck Findley Trumpet by Van Laar

Van Laar Chuck Findley Trumpet in Bb- Gold Plate

We just received this beautiful new Van Laar Chuck Findley Trumpet in polished gold plate.

What an experience it is to play on this gorgeous instrument. The Chuck Findley Signature Model is a versatile instrument. When pushed it really sizzles, but back off and the sound will warm up and broaden.

Van Laar Chuck Findley model #trumpet. What a work of art.

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For more information, visit our Van Laar Trumpet and Flugelhorn page.

Hub Van Laar with Bob Reeves, John Snell & Brett Kendall

We love visiting Tokyo, Japan and our trip is made extra special because we get to meet up with Hub Van Laar, master trumpet maker. In fact, it was during our visits to Joy Brass and talking with Hub that developed our relationship that lead us to represent his instruments here in the United States.

 

In Tokyo with master trumpet craftsman Hub Van Laar.

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Check out our inventory of Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns on our website!

2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference — Columbus, OH

Photo courtesy Mike King/Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0 License.
Photo courtesy Mike King/Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0 License.

We will be heading to Columbus, OH for the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference. The conference runs from May 26th to the 30th, and will be full of great performances, clinics, and lectures. We will have a huge selection of mouthpieces and accessories, you can get a valve alignment done on your instrument, and try a selection of fine Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns. Be sure to swing by the Bob Reeves Brass booth in the main hall to meet Bob, Brett, Mike, and John!experience-columbus-300x200

Valve alignment

How far out are your valves?
How far out are your valves?

Have you always wanted a Bob Reeves Patented Valve Alignment but don’t want to ship your trumpet to our shop? You’re in luck because we’ll be doing alignments at the ITG Conference. Just drop your horn off at our booth and you can pick it up the next day! A few same day appointments are available.

If you’re not sure you need an alignment, you can bring your trumpet by our booth and we will be happy to measure it to show you how far out of alignment it is, free of charge.

We will be having a valve alignment special at the show, discounting from our normal price by $25! We are only doing a limited number of alignments and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book Your Valve Alignment Early and Save $45!

If you book your alignment and prepay for it now, you will save an additional $25 for a total savings of $45. Just click the button below and checkout using our secure online shopping cart. If for some reason you will be unable to be at the ITG Conference, the credit from your pre-order can be used for any future work at our shop.

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Trumpet Consultations

Bob Reeves Consulting with a Customer
Bob Reeves consulting with a customer at a previous ITG conference

Our staff will be available during the entire conference for mouthpiece and equipment consultation. For those players who live far away from LA, this is a great opportunity to meet Bob Reeves and garner some of his knowledge and stories! Brett, Mike, and John will also be available during the show for equipment consultations (although their stories are not nearly as entertaining as Bob’s!).

Mouthpieces, mouthpieces, and more mouthpieces

350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference
350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference

If you’ve never visited our booth at a trade show before, you are in for a real treat. We bring everything but the kitchen sink. Here’s a partial list of stuff we will have for you to try (and buy!) at the show:

Other Fun Stuff

Besides the vast mouthpiece selection, we will have the following accessories and products on display:

Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns

Van Laar Oiram II Bb TrumpetWe will have an assortment of Van Laar Trumpets and Flugelhorns available for purchase at the show. Along with our own inventory, Van Laar will have over 30 instruments available to purchase through us.

We will be bringing:

  • BR2 Bb Trumpet
  • B4 Bb Trumpet
  • Chuck Findley Signature Bb Trumpet
  • B1 Flugelhorn
  • B3 Flugelhorn
  • B6 Flugelhorn

 

Bob Reeves Brass Japan – Hawaii Tour 2014

For the third year in a row, Bob Reeves and crew will be visiting Joy Brass in Tokyo, Japan for valve alignments, mouthpiece consultations, and clinics. This year, we are adding on our trip and visiting our friends at Music Center of Hawaii in Honolulu. We will be there for two days of valve alignments, consultations, and a chance to try some Van Laar trumpets and flugelhorns. See below for more information.

Japan Visit September 18-25, Trumpet Fair September 23

Bob Reeves, John Snell, and Brett Kendall will be visiting Joy Brass in Tokyo, Japan for the 3rd year in a row. We will be doing valve alignments and equipment consultations by appointment made through Joy Brass – telephone: 03-5480-2468; email: joybrass@joybrass.co.jp.

Additionally, there will be a trumpet fair on Tuesday, September 23rd featuring Bob Reeves and Hub Van Laar of Van Laar Trumpets & Flugelhorns.

Where:

JOY_BRASSQlogo_dataJoy Brass
2F, 1-3-7 MINAMIKAMATA
OTA-KU
Tokyo, 144-00345
www.joybrass.co.jp

When: September 18-25 with the trumpet fair and presentation on Tuesday, 23-September.

Hawaii Visit September 26-27

We are so excited to visit our friends at Music Center of Hawaii in Honolulu.

Here’s what we have in store for our Hawaii visit:

  • Try a selection of Van Laar Bb trumpets and flugelhorns vanlaarlogo
  • Get a Bob Reeves Valve Alignment
  • Try from a selection of 100’s of Bob Reeves trumpet mouthpieces
  • Receive a one-on-one private consultation with Bob Reeves

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Contact Music Center of Hawaii to schedule an alignment or consultation appointment. Feel free to drop by any time to try a Van Laar or our mouthpieces. Curious about the alignment of your valves? Come by and we’ll measure your horn for free.

Where:

hawaiiMusic Center of Hawaii
851 Pohukaina St, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 596-8742
www.musiccenterofhawaii.net

 

2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference — King of Prussia, PA

Next month we will be heading to King of Prussia, PA for the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference. The conference runs from May 20th to the 24th, and will be full of great performances, clinics, and lectures. Be sure to swing by the Bob Reeves Brass booth to meet Bob, Brett, and John!

Valve alignment

How far out are your valves?
How far out are your valves?

Have you always wanted a Bob Reeves Patented Valve Alignment but don’t want to ship your trumpet to our shop? You’re in luck because we’ll be doing alignments at the ITG Conference. Just drop your horn off at our booth and you can pick it up the next day!

If you’re not sure you need an alignment, you can bring your trumpet by our booth and we will be happy to measure it to show you how far out of alignment it is free of charge.

We will be having a valve alignment special at the show, discounting from our normal price by $45! We are only doing a limited number of alignments and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book Early and save an additional $25

If you book your alignment and prepay for it now, you will save an additional $25 for a total savings of $70. If you want to secure your alignment slot now, you can click here to place a pre-order. Please note: there will be no refunds on pre-orders and your card will be charged when we receive the order. If for some reason you will be unable to be at the ITG conference, the credit from your pre-order can be used for any future work at out shop.

Trumpet Consultations

Bob Reeves Consulting with a Customer
Bob Reeves consulting with a customer at a previous ITG conference

Our staff will be available during the entire conference for mouthpiece and equipment consultation. For those players who live far away from LA, this is a great opportunity to meet Bob Reeves and garner some of his knowledge and stories! Brett and John will also be available during the show for equipment consultations (although their stories are not nearly as entertaining as Bob’s!).

 

Mouthpieces, mouthpieces, and more mouthpieces

350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference
350 Trumpet Mouthpieces at the ITG Conference

If you’ve never visited our booth at a trade show before, you are in for a real treat. We bring everything but the kitchen sink. Here’s a partial list of stuff we will have for you to try (and buy!) at the show:

Other Fun Stuff

Besides the vast mouthpiece selection, we will have the following accessories and products on display: