Reviews: Instruments & Products / International
We have a look (and taste) of a nifty little product that will try and make you not look like a 13 stone brown trout (or Leslie Ash) after a hard nights playing or enjoying yourself too much. Sounds good eh?
4BR looks at the two leading tenor horns on the market - the Besson Sovereign and the Yamaha Maestro to see which one comes out on top.
Peter Uppman gives a glowing report on his Weril Flugelhorn and Cornet and compares them favourably with other leading brands.
4BRDU casts its eye (and ear and lips) over the 'ssshhhhhhMute' from Trevor Bremner - an invention for those of us who lead a very busy, busy life but still want to keep the old lip in shape.
4BR looks at the three leading models of cornet that are now being produced to try and capture the important and potentially lucrative young student market to find out which one is the best of the bunch from a Besson, Yamaha and a Jupiter.
If you are looking for something a bit different from the usual makes in the cornet stakes, why not let your hair down and go a bit 'Wild'?
12 Note C Chromatic—vocal and instrument tuner
Produced by Farley Musical Essentials, Santa Barbara, California
We asked Jonathan Pippen to have an extended look at the Besson 1000 tenor trombone - the entry level model for aspiring young players, and see what he thought about it. Here's his verdict.
Chris Thomas, the Principal Trombonist of the Buy As You View Band takes a personal look at the Edwards T350 trombone and how a top qulaity product was tailored for his specific needs.
4BR casts its eye over a new mute for all those underpaid and undervalued soprano cornet players out there.
4BR casts it's eye over the state of the art portable recording system from Superscope and Normans. It's the biz.
4BR has asked Robert Westacott, the current Principal Cornet of the Hepworth Band to "roadtest" 4 mutes from Humes and Berg.
We've given seven mouthpieces from the American makers to members of the reigning British Open Champions, BAYV Cory and asked them to tell us what they thought about them.
We put two top of the range euphoniums up against eachother in the 4BR test to find out which one is the best. This time it is the Besson Prestige against the Yamaha Custom - England versus Japan.
Miraphone 1280 & Besson 994
9th of May 2003
Brass Music Specialists, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Produced by Ted Sparks' Musical Services
1571 Sandhurst Circle
When you are a kid in school and you express an interest in playing a musical instrument you are not really given much of a choice are you.
Yamaha Eb Tenor Horn
Model: YAH- 602S Professional
Of all the instruments in the brass band, the tenor horn is the one that seems to have been left alone the most in terms of development and change.
The French can always be relied upon to do something a little bit different...
Dr Richard Smith and Derek Watkins are two names most brass band players don’t really know well...
Review by: Roger Webster. Principal Cornet Black Dyke Band
The Schilke soprano comes up against the new French model Eb Sop from Courtois - we give our verdict.
Review by: Glyn Williams. Principal Euphonium Fodens Courtois Band
The Antoine Courtois euphonium for many reasons is far the best euphonium I have ever played.
by Nick Huson
Trombone players are extremely fortunate musicians nowadays...
Required:. Due to work commitments, vacancies have arisen for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM and a Bb BASS player to complete our band...
Lofthouse Brass Band Outwood WMC
Venue: Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Outwood, Wakefield, WF1 2NS WF1 2NS