Reviews: Instruments & Products / International
4BR has been taking the Stomvi Titan Bb cornet on an extended test drive...
Five very different tambourines are given a test by 4BR to find out which one we think offers the best value for money.
4BR takes a roadtest look at the latest quartet of John Packer/Michael Rath trombones.
4BR has been finding out which top selling drum kit is worth asking Father Christmas to stick in his sack and drop down the bandroom chimney this year....
4BR takes a closer look at the new Bauhaus/Walstein cornet and trumpet cases from Woodwind & Brass.
4BR has got its hands on a final prototype Yamaha Neo tenor horn. We give it an exhaustive world exclusive roadtest to see what we think...
4BR takes a look at the current range of Denis Wick cornet mutes to see if they are up to scratch.
4BR has had its hands on the Smith Watkins Soloist tenor horn. Its certainly different, but does that mean that it does everything better?
4BR has had its hands on the new Prestige Baritone from Besson. The makers say they have done wonders with it, so does it cut the mustard?
Brighouse & Rastrick's John Lee has had his hands full of late picking a flugel horn for himself. This is what took his flugel fancy...
4BR puts the latest Besson Prestige and York Preference up against the Yamaha Maestro to see which one comes out on top in the battle of the horns.
4BR looks at some of the latest mouthpieces from Alliance. Are they the biz?
Paula Russell on the Yamaha YCR-8335 Xeno Cornet
4BR has had its hands on a batch of new instruments from Walstein to see if you can really get such a great instruments for the money.
4BR has been casting its eye over three of the most popular student tenor horns on the market to see which one we rate the best.
4BR has had its hands on the new version of the flagship cornet from Besson. Have all the improvements to a well loved but flawed original instrument once again put the Besson name back at the top of the cornet tree?
We've had our hands on two of the most sought after cornets on the market. They may look very similar, but which one comes out on top in our roadtest.
As we don't know a great deal about 4th valves, pedal notes and compensation we thought we had better ask Scottish Solo Champion Graham Fraser to look at London Musical Instruments new Eb tuba - the 'Royal'.
4BR continues its look at the leviathans at the back of the band as we ask David Hamilton, Principal Tuba of the National Youth Band of Scotland to cast his eye over the new LMI BBb tuba.
4BR has had its hands on the Sterling Virtuoso euphonium to roadtest. This is what we thought of it.
4BR has had its hands on the new top of the range Eclipse flugel horn. It's a serious instrument for serious players at a serious price. But was it all that it was cracked up to be?
Rob Richardson, Principal Baritone of the YBS Band casts his eye over the VB521 Virtuosi baritone from First Brass.
First there was the Schilke and then the new Yamaha Xeno. So is the new Wallace Collection soprano, a mix of Scottish and the German better than both of these?
The battle between the new generations of high quality bespoke soprano cornets is now hotting up. 4BR has had its hands on one of the newest that is trying to break the Schilke monopoly to see if they are, as Noel Edmonds might say—THE DEAL OR NO DEAL.
4BR has finally got its hands on a Xeno cornet to see what all the fuss is about. Is it as good as it sounds or have we all been hoodwinked into believing the hype? This what we thought.
Hucknall & Linby Brass
Hucknall & Linby Brass - 3rd Section Midlands Champions, Butlins Runners Up, Leicester Open Champions, Bolsover Entertain...
Greenfield Whit Friday Contest
Venue: Greenfield, Saddleworth, Oldham. OL3 7DB
Regent Hall Concerts Sam Rapley Jazz Ensemble
Venue: Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street - opposite BHS. London . W1C 2DJ