Don Herman, Jr.

I’ve had my Wild Thing trumpet a month, and it just gets better. I played my Bach Strad to see how it compares; it doesn’t. The WT is more open, with way more projection and much cleaner sound. I played … Continue reading

Tom Taylor

Flip, I may have a little different perspective on the Wild Thing trumpet. I am, primarily, a 55yr old lawyer. I practice daily and play with several community bands, a community orchestra that supports a choral group, several amateur theatre … Continue reading

Kirk Conyers

I was fortunate enough to try the Wild Thing Flip had sent over to TPIN for evaluation and after playing on it for a few days, I decided to purchase it. The things that impressed me were the horn’s huge … Continue reading

Robert “Chaz” Wroblewski

Hi Flip, I have owed you this e-mail since March 2002. First of all, it was a pleasure e-mailing, speaking and doing business with you. You responded promptly and thoroughly to a long list of questions and concerns I had … Continue reading

Forrest Helmick

Dear Flip: Forbidden Fruit at 8,000 Feet I am a music educator, and founder of the Blue Street Jazz Band. My first time playing the Wild Thing was when Flip first started to market them. We were both performing at … Continue reading

Mike Gibbs

My name is Mike Gibbs, I am the proud owner of a Flip Oakes Wild Thing American Long cornet. I play in a jazz quartet, Dixieland Band, and do some filling in with a local Big Band all with my … Continue reading

Peter Uppman

I am very proud to be the FIRST owner if Flip Oakes “Wild Thing” here in Australia to have taken the plunge in buying a Wild Thing Trumpet. As a constantly employed professional musician for the past 16 or so … Continue reading

Matthew C. Glenn

Hi Flip, I’m a band director grades 5-12 , and I am presently finishing my Master’s in Music Ed at Penn State, and I just wanted to let you know that the cornet I purchased from you a couple of … Continue reading

Bruce Bock

I got my Wild Thing and took it to a practice without having played it first. From the first note it responded exactly like I imagined. I didn’t have any trouble with it not sounding like a trumpet. The tone … Continue reading

Mikel Bartol

#1 Flip, Here’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I retired as a professional trumpet player in 1984 and began playing again in May of 1998, 14 years later. I currently play with a jazz band sponsored by Hewlett-Packard … Continue reading