Jim Edwards


It’s been just short of a year since I purchased my Wild Thing Trumpet during a visit to California. I was excited about how well the horn played then, and get happier every time I play it. I had played a Bach 72 for 30 years. I liked the horn but over the years something seemed to be missing. Now I know that what was bothering me was the effort it took to make the horn work the way I wanted it to. The Wild Thing blows better than anything I have ever tried. I tried Bach, Benge, Kanstul, even the new Pro lines from Yamaha, Conn, and Besson, nothing comes close. My range is up, and free of the excessive back-pressure I was experiencing before. I’ve regained the range I had in college but the sound is sooooooo much better.

Recently on a quick trip to visit my parents I was offered a gig with a local cover band. I didn’t have my horn so the local music store loaned me my choice from their inventory. I took the best they had, but by the end of the gig couldn’t get rid of it fast enough. I’m headed back there next week and will likely be playing with the band again. This time I’m taking my Wild Thing! I’m not likely to get caught without it again any time soon. Playing is always fun, but playing my Wild Thing is the icing on the cake.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Thinking about the trip, this gig and an upcoming road trip with Tabla artist Sandip Burman, just got me going again about what a great horn this is.

Thanks for what you’ve done!
Jim Edwards

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