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Big-Al

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Hi,

My daughter has been learning to play the Cornet for about 18 Months on a Music school provided Hanson Bb Cornet. We are thinking of buying her an intermediate Cornet so she can progress and looking at the options I noticed that Bauhaus also produce cornets. having been really please with my M2 Tenor I was wondering if anyone has any experience of their cornets and if they are as good as the saxes they make.


Thanks,

Al,
 

oldblower

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There are lots of good cornets out there, the industry standard would be the yamaha series, I have not played a bauhaus so can't comment, my friends locally really rate jupiter brass instruments. Maybe you could ask her teacher for a recommendation.
 

TomMapfumo

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I'd recommend the John Packer/Smith-Watkins Cornets on the link here: http://www.johnpacker.co.uk/Catalogue/JP-Instruments/Trumpets-Cornets-Flugels (read the reviews of the JP271SW). I have the JP171SW, which my 11yo daughter uses - the series is excellent - all depends how much you want to pay. I am aware of the BW from review only but would recommend giving Martin a ring/email at Woodwind and Brass for some honest feedback. Do you have a set budget?

I play a Weril Regium II Cornet which is one of the best under £1,000, and can be found at John Myatt for less than £600; http://myatt.co.uk/shop/home.php?cat=1748 . Most teachers will recommend Yamahas or Vincent Bach, and not know much beyond. Both can be pricey for what they are - the better ones are the pro standard(6 series +), the student ones I am not that impressed by (2 & 4 SERIES).

Hope this helps.
Tom
 
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Big-Al

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Tom, Thanks for the great advice, My daughters teacher has come back recommending the John Packer range of cornets as well as Yamaha, so I'll take a look at the JP range.

Cheers Al,
 

TomMapfumo

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I have tried said trumpet which had a good sound, but it had a sticky valve and I swapped it for a JP/Rath Trombone (already had 4 trumpets!).
 

Greg Strange

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I have tried said trumpet which had a good sound, but it had a sticky valve and I swapped it for a JP/Rath Trombone (already had 4 trumpets!).
I've had no problems with my trumpet - in fact it plays very well.

In the link above scroll down to post 6 by Rapier and he/she refer to somebody purchasing the John Packer cornet...

Here in NZ the John Packer brand is sold under the Vivace name...

http://www.vivacemusic.co.nz/v-271sw-cornet-platinum-series/

check out the NZ price compared to the UK price...:shocked:

Happy blowin'

Greg S.
 
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