Wedgwood Cornets - Any good ?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Farmer Giles, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    hi all

    just been having a look at the site after it was mentioned in the pub after rehearsal on monday night.

    what are they like ?
    anyone got one ?



  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    They used to do good cups and soup bowls
  3. Pity that this thread faded..........

    Although I have never seen or blown a Wedge Cornet........ I have certainly heard VERY good reports on them. I have been told that they have all the quality (build wise and playing wise) of Smith Watkins.

    I too would be interested to hear any reports (good or bad).......... I may be in the market to buy one... :)
  4. Emb_Enh

    Emb_Enh Member

    Yes they're good - no I'm not on commission-yes jimmy watson plays
    one [amongst others] is a write up from a student of mine>>>

    I'm going to have another blow on the Weg cornet on Friday - I'm taking the solo cornet player from our band, so we'll see how it compares with his sound (he plays one of the older Sovereigns)......

    Mellow / bright - thinking back, it was certainly very versatile; able to get a range of sounds depending how I played it and what I played. It didn't have the woolly start to the notes that so many cornets seem to have.

    My own opinion is: very fine build quality/good intonation/good slotting..
  5. Incognito

    Incognito Member

    Sorry to drag this one up from the past, but I received a rather distressing letter today from Denis Wedgwood which he has asked me to pass on to anyone with an interest.

  6. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    I can confirm that....I was with him yesterday picking up my flugel.....excellent cornets but sadly no more. Extremely clever guy
  7. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Will they still be making crockery though?
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    You fancy a blue and white baritone then ?


    Damn, Just missed out on that joke. Humph!;)
  10. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    A blue baritone sounds great, although anyone who knows me can vouch, if it's made of crockery, it won't last very long in my butterfingers. I have enough trouble with brass instruments never mind china!

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