Originally Posted by matty long legs
Musical instrument guys, is a Conn trombone worth picking up? What features/attributes should I be looking for?
I picked up a trumpet at SA few years back--can't recall the brand--and flipped it on CL with no trouble for a pretty nice profit. From my days in high school band, I knew that the valves worked, didn't leak when played and neither slides nor the mouthpiece were stuck. It also had a case. Given that, picking it up was an easy call, especially because I found it during the summer, not long before the start of school. Considering the cost of renting, parents on a budget are happy to pay $200 or so for a serviceable instrument for a kid just starting out. If that Conn was south of $50, not in need of repair, came with a case and not all dented up, I don't think that the model would matter.