Besson Prestige Cornet

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by RJM06, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. RJM06

    RJM06 Member

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    Hiya People,
    Who likes the Prestige Cornet from Besson? They are fantastic cornets and can have a really nice sound, except one problem, the slides they sometimes can be really annoyin and hard to sort out.
     
  2. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

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    Sorry, this isn't a review. Moved...
     
  3. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    I have one, it is rubbish. The valves are slow, the bell has drooped quite badly.

    The sound is good but it is really hard to get it in tune.

    I want a yamaha or a sovereign :(
     
  4. Salvo Bando

    Salvo Bando New Member

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    im sorry but the xenos/maestros are the best, you just can't beat them. I have a 2005 maestro and have had not one single problem with it. Yamaha for life!
     
  5. bardsandwarriors

    bardsandwarriors Member

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    All of the Maestros I've tried, and all of the people I've spoken to who have played one, have a problem hitting top A or top Ab. Have they cured that?
     
  6. RJM06

    RJM06 Member

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    i'm no actually sure if they have resolved the situation of hitting a top A or top Ab.
     
  7. JonBond

    JonBond Member

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    I tried the Prestige October 2004, but decided to go for the Sovereign. I had heard a few horror stories about the prestige before I played it. It was good, but having always played a sovereign it didn't work for me. Pretty good lookingthough! :)
     
  8. bardsandwarriors

    bardsandwarriors Member

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    I'm no hexpert on instruments, but if they cure it I'll be saving up for one. Otherwise, it's wide open from what I've heard. A friend of mine got hold of a 20-year old Sovereign for £120! *jealous*
     
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