Barrington Trumpets

Discussion in 'Horns' started by walldaja, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. walldaja

    walldaja Pianissimo User

    Feb 25, 2008
    Kokomo, IN
    Two part question: Does anyone know who makes Barrington trumpets? I haven't been able to find a corporate website, just folks looking to sell them.

    Has anyone had any experience with a Barrington trumpet?

  2. NYTC

    NYTC Forte User

    Nov 1, 2004
    Made in Taiwan,a really good inexpensive horn.
  3. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

    Sep 13, 2006
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    I've had one for almost a year and think it is a fine horn for the money. You can see my reviews in WWBW Barrington trumpet listings. I have the Rose Brass model and have used it as my main horn in the KCB Kalamazoo Concert Band which I have been in for 37 yrs.The Barrington is well built and has had no significant issues. I was fortunate to run across some they had in the Clearance section at the time for an extremely low price. I have recently fixed up the valves on my Besson, so I am using that often also. Has a lovely sound.:-)
  4. uapiper

    uapiper Pianissimo User

    Apr 13, 2007
    Hamilton, Canada
    I have a Barrington flugel, it's great for what I paid. The intonation is fairly solid considering typical flugel intonation issues. Valves have stained up considerably but are still smooth. The casings are very roughly honed but have never been a problem for me. I have been using Ultra Pure oils on the horn. The oil keeps the horn clean and working great.

    The flugel has a great finish and clean solder joints, a rose brass bell. The only thing I replaced was the case, very cheap.

    I bought this flugel as a trial for flugelhorn, I have since acquired an old D.E.G. flugel and the sound is night and day. The DEG is much more fluid and smooth. You may want to buy a different mouthpiece.

    For the price of the Barrington it's not such a risk so... try it out.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008

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