Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign large bore Cornet

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by fingers phil, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. fingers phil

    fingers phil New Member

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    I have a Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign ( globe stamp) Bb Cornet - Large bore.
    It is listed on ebay. Item No. 150597942654

    £599 or Best Offer
     
  2. champignon

    champignon New Member

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    When you say blows and plays OK, do you mean it's just acceptable or it is decent? It's a fair price, about what I'm looking to spend, but I don't really want to end up on a dog! Currently playing on a borrowed Courtois large (very large??) bore, and needing something a little less 'orchestral' sounding.
    thanks,
    Champignon
     
  3. fingers phil

    fingers phil New Member

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    I took the cornet to Band practice this eveing and let a couple of the front row cornet player have a blow...A lot better tham I could do, being merely a Tuba player. In the right hands, it has great intonation and depth. smooth tone... Its better than decent
     
  4. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

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    merly a tuba player, try geting a cornet player to get a decent sound out of a tuba. I too would have trouble getting a cornet to sound good however good the instrument was.
     
  5. fingers phil

    fingers phil New Member

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    Lets stick to the topic of the cornet.........if I give cornet players any stick, they'll hound me forever more...not saying your not wrong buddy. I'm digging a hole for myself here. OK, there are probably some good bass players who can double on the cornet...but I can't..thats it
     
  6. jonesbp

    jonesbp Member

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    I wouldn't even question these cornets. Providing it's as original (i.e no major repair work done on it by bad technicians) then for £599 I'd personally snap his hand off! (current finances and the misses prevent me from doing so!)
     
  7. champignon

    champignon New Member

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    Not sure if your cornet sold on ebay or not. I'm interested!
     
  8. fingers phil

    fingers phil New Member

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    The cornet has been sold now. Thankyou for your interest
     
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