Besson Trumpet Help

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Saile, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    thanks a lot.

    So you have a besson? Are they good?
     
  2. Alasdair

    Alasdair New Friend

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    I've got a couple of vintage besson myself, and whilst the trumpet (Class A, New Creation, 50 MoH - the original listing I bought it from is here) I think I dated it to c. 1921-1931. Sadly it's with the tech at the moment, but I have high hopes for it having played a good number of similar instruments (our band is based around a core of these horns 8) )

    I also picked up a flugel recently, a besson Class A Prototype, another vintage (c. 1944). It sounds great, even with the old beat-the-crap-out-of-mouthpiece I've got for it. The original listing's here.

    Although I've not played a Besson as late as the one you're looking at, the earlier ones have produced a very good sound IMHO, and whilst it doesn't necessarily follow that later will be the same or better it might give some a clue if you can't find more specific experience.
     
  3. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    well im sure it will be better than my asian horn and maybe even better than some of the other trumpets on the market.

    From what i have read, besson brand is pretty good and the stratford one im considering getting is a good student trumpet - which is what i am, a 1 month playing student
     
  4. Saile

    Saile Piano User

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    i won this trumpet!!

    Fantastic.

    Now how do i clean it?
     

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