Cornet Question

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  1. tom turner

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    Cornet Question
    « Thread started on: 11/03/2003 at 15:11:53 »

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    Ok friends I own an antique cornet but not a modern one.

    If I were to go out and drop some $ bones $ on a modern cornet what would I be looking for. I have heard Getzen and Bach thrown around when people talk about cornets. And the Wild Thing but I don't think I have the $ for that.

    Talk to me.

    TM
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    Re: Cornet Question
    « Reply #1 on: 11/03/2003 at 15:46:02 »

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    TM,

    Please feel free to contact me 'off list' I may be getting a used Lawler Bb cornet in on a trade in the next few days.

    A used Getzen 800LB would be a option as well.

    Cheers,
    Ted

    ......... you will need a Sparx Cornet Mouthpiece with these.........
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    Re: Cornet Question
    « Reply #2 on: 11/03/2003 at 17:23:32 »

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    Ted I have heard of your mps before but never tried one. Are they for cornets? What can you tell me about your stuff. I am just looking around right now but I want to learn more about cornets. In Peace

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    Re: Cornet Question
    « Reply #3 on: 11/03/2003 at 18:45:16 »

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    If you want your cornet to sound like a cornet and not a trumpet you MUST get a Sparx cornet mouthpiece!

    Ted runs an instrument repair service in Toronto and plays with the Hannaford Street Silver Band http://www.hannafordband.com/ who are certainly one of the best brass bands outside the UK. So Ted was able to take the best of both worlds when he worked with Gary Radtke of GR Technologies to design and build his set of MPs.

    Check out his site, and if you play a cornet, try one of his mounthpieces! http://www.sparxmusic.com/index.shtml
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    Re: Cornet Question
    « Reply #4 on: 11/03/2003 at 19:01:38 »

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    Wow sounds great. I will check that out!

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    Re: Cornet Question
    « Reply #6 on: 11/03/2003 at 21:39:27 »

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    TM...what do you want the cornet FOR? Brass band music? Dixie? Small combo? Orchestra? Private "fun playing"? The answer to your question lies partly in the answer to those questions.

    But, having said that, I really lusted after the Lawler cornet...especially in brush lacquer with bright highlights! It is to drool over! I even had a picture of one for my "desktop" for a while ... Yummy! Then I found out the price for a new one ...not unexpected but too much for this guy. Still...used..............could be a great deal.

    Oh..and Sparx mp? One word......."Fantastic". But do yourself a favor and get the cornet first! THEN talk to Ted. (and after that you'll be onto Bruce for a GR for your trumpet too!)

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  2. gsmonks

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    I have a Getzen Eterna I'm very pleased with, especially the mouthpiece that came with the horn. Got it for playing in a British-style brass band. I've tried the Bach cornets and was underwhelmed. Several guys I know play Blessings and Yamahas. They're not my cup of tea, but lots of guys play 'em.
     
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    THE ORIGINAL POST IS 5 1/2 YEARS OLD. THE POSTER PROBABLY DOES NOT NEED THIS INFO NOW! (Where is our 'Obsolete Thread' monitor when we need him??)
     
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  6. gsmonks

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    You guys! Made me spew me coffee!

    What do you guys think of Bach cornets, by the way? I find 'em pretty . . . unimpressive. Same with their alto trombone. I've always felt like saying, "You guys are BACH, for pity's sake! Surely you can do better than that!"

    I have an old Bach 187f contralto trumpet that's just beautiful to play. Dang expensive, too. And for the umpteenth time Bach did the dumb thing and discontinued the line, as they have with a number of alto/contralto trumpets over the years.

    What gives?
     
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    Well, what happens is that new owners come in and take over something that has been working well and they muck around with it and it starts to go south on them - but they have no 'bach-up' plan!!
     

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