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Selmer Model 25 (K Modified)
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Review Date: 4/2/2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $400.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Plays great!
Cons: A bit screaming in the high register

 
Nice horn, pitches very good until A2. Above a bit screamy! neverless a great trumpet for playing ballads and smooth solo's! And of cours, the guys from "tower of power"are using it too!!
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Review Date: 10/30/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $550.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Great valves, very smooth and easy to play
Cons: tight wrap and it is hard to hold with larger hands

 
Very nice horn with incredibly smooth valves. It has a nice warm sound. The dark Selmer lacquer has a nice look to it. Intonation can be a little funky but not too bad. If you want a nice second horn then this would be a great horn to have.
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Anonymous
Review Date: 5/6/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: with heavy caps, a superb blow
Cons: they don't make them any more

 
I have played a Selmer K-Modified, Model 20 for eight years. Before that, it was a Mt. Vernon Bach which developed a phobia for bass players who don't look before turning on stage. One OUCH and it was promptly retired, to be replaced by the cheaper Selmer which could afford to take the knocks and dings playing in a large latino group. When I first picked up the Selmer, I thought it sounded OK but just that. Then, one night I had left my main Bach 3C mouthpiece in another horn case and I had to play a gig with the Selmer 3S mthpc. It was then that the horn just opened up like a mansion. I started noticing things I liked about it. It had a nice blow and really clear and centered high register. And I could blow it all night and then some. Eventually I had some custom heavy bottom caps made. At that point it became a serious contender. The slotting went from mushy to superb, though you could still bend notes wildly and blow with a trilling vibrato. The mid and low registers just knocked me out. The sound just filled the room. So I started learning about this superb instrument. The valves are truly unique. The casings were assembled by some proprietary patented cold pressing process. This resulted in a valve assembly that would not shift, even after years. The proof is in the pudding. My K-Mod is 55 years old and the valves are perfect, with great compression. If you really study the way these K-Mods are constructed, you quickly realize they are a totally hand-made trumpet. There is detail and engraving even on the water keys. It is my understanding that the bells of these horns were also made in a unique process. I would strongly recommend this horn to anyone playing jazz or latino.
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Review Date: 10/12/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great short throw valves, Colorful sound, easy to play
Cons: none

 
I had a 24B Lightweight. Easiest horn to play. Terrific for small combo but also works well with microphones if you need to scream over a loud band. Most undervalued horn in the market today!
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gatorman
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Registered: June 2012
Location: DURANGO, CO
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Review Date: 12/22/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Quality build, GREAT sound, superb valves
Cons: there are no more

 
One of my top 3 horns.I have and was amazed by the blow characteristics of the 24B KMOD until I got my Kmod 25 xlarge bore.!!! Truely a master trumpet and I cannot fault it at all.The Courtois horns and Selmer Paris horns always looked SO similar I still wonder who built whom!!!the beautiful patina that the gold lacquer ages into is a classic also on these works of art.The horn just performs!!!Hate to see them disappear and get mishandled.These horns like the Buescher 225's and Courtois-LeBlancs are just art and function melded perfectly..
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