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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BrassBandMajor, May 6, 2015.
Can anyone recommend good cornet models and brands?
Is Olds Special good?
For what application, Jazz, British Brass Band, other? American long or shepherds crook? Besson Sovereign was the standard for Brass Band, others, Yamaha Xeno and Neo, Getzen 3850. For Jazz Conn 80A popular, lots made and can be obtained cheaply. What is wrong with the cornets you have?
I have two but one is too sharp in high register one is unplayable.
So yeah.... Jazz,Concerts and all of that HOLTON should flush the things!
Almost any cornet will fulfill your requirements, Holtons are very good, why is one of yours unplayable? What mouthpiece are you using in the Jinbao?
That Jinbao looks like fun.
An Olds Super is another good fun horn. Pretty cheap, play well, can sound OK with a DW 4 and pass in Concert band.
The olds Studio cornets look amazing! Do they play well?
Old Blessing Artist may fit the bill, mine's nice, fast super light valves, easy third slide adjustment once you learn the underslung set up and best if all it plays well w/standard VB 7c cornet mouthpiece. Mine was under $400USD and I've seen them cheaper on eBay. I'm willing to bet the standard model is just as nice. Even their new student model is reasonably priced
Conn 80A, Conn 84A, any of the Olds line....and of course....Holton Revelation. I'm telling you, save up about $250, watch ebay and grab one. Chances are you'll get it for less than $200.
The 1960's Conn 5A is a great cornet, but they are hard to find.
Don't give up on it just yet. Sometimes the right mouthpiece can correct this problem. Contact manufacturers like Curry, Stork, Denis Wick, Schilke, and Warburton, and see what they have to say.