Prestige Horns

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Tenor-Steffen-DK, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. These Prestige Horns from Besson. When will they arrive? Are they worth waiting for? What difference is there between the "normal" Sov. horns and the prestige ones? Finally, what will the price approx. be?
  2. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    I'm not aware of an imminent arrival of a Prestige horn although looking at the price differential of Sovereign/Prestige cornets and euphoniums they'll probably be about £700 more than a Sovereign when (or if) they arrive.
  3. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    end of next year... which could mean anytime between then and the next 5 years. :!:
    main changes
    fixed quite a few intonation problems
    main slide trigger
    large bore option
  4. Okay. What do you say, if I shuold buy a horn now. Should I wait almost 5 years for this, or just buy a sov. horn now?
    Sure hope that trigger in the prestige model will help those damned middle D's which is so damn hard to get in tune.....
  5. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    I wouldnt wait for a Prestige horn if I were you.

    The term 'hell freezes over' comes to mind. It might be a long wait.

    Plus if you get a new sovereign now, in a couple of years you can still trade it in for a prestige :)
  6. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    does this mean i won't be able to blame the instrument for bad intonation in future?? damn, my cover's blown! :lol:
  7. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Damn tecchnology :x
  8. blue_smarties

    blue_smarties Member

  9. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    YAY!!! I can't wait I really want one with a trigger!! Mum, if you read this, it's on my xmas list in 2 yrs time. OK? :D :lol: :D
  10. Hehe thanks for the answers... Now, can anyone recommend a dealer, which also ships to other countries than the UK?
  11. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I don't know about you, but I do know that in Australia, we have a Boosy and Hawkes agent in Oz, plus Brass Music specialists import them too.

    Anyway, I am sure Boosey and Co would have someone on your side of the world who brings 'em in.
  12. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Probably not 100% related, but still....

    If all they do to differ the Sovereign from the Prestige is fix tuning and add a trigger, wouldn't that mean that, by the time they get to the eupho's and tubas, they'll just be Besson versions of German 5 Valves??????
  13. the thought of a new model tenor horn being released is bound to sound great seeing as it's been a while since one has been released.

    But I think that the trigger on the main tuning slide will make us a little more lazy?! I've always played on a sovreign and have had no major problems with intonation etc.......however I do love my gadgets. Large bore option great for second horn players!

    Not made up my mind......have to give one a try!
  14. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    I think the trigger's gonna be on the 1st valve slide (same as the euphs?), which from my memory of playing sovs would be very handy. I think the jury really is out until we can get our hands on one and actually try it though!
  15. grandfilth

    grandfilth Member

    lets be honest!!!!we have got it easy the t-horn is by far the easiest instrument to play, sure there are a couple of notes that need lipping from time to time but is that really anymore effort that training your left hand to do the same job?!!!However on the euph and the cornet there are some changes to the way the instrument reactes to you making it easier to play quietly(a bit of a bitch on the beasty huge soverign) and high, so i dunno. I still dont think it'll be worth the extra money!!Courtois, and Yamaha have tried and failed so many times to beat the sov, i dont think it can be done!!!!!!
  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    nope its the main slide..
    but 1st would be handy!
    maybe a little thumb trigger for 1st
  17. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Why would it be handy to have a 1st valve slide trigger in addition to the main slide one? Surely it would be redundant?

  18. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    1st valve slide on horns is the one that needs the most p*ssing about with...
    it has a mind of its own, and it doesnt seem to matter what you do with the main slide!
  19. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    You could write a paper on that:

    'Nonlinear acoustic phenomena observed in a resonant tube with specifically characteristic local curvatures'

    Should be a pithy little monograph. :?

  20. EIBB_Ray

    EIBB_Ray Member

    That sounds fancy enough to get a grant for.