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    Conn Vintage or Courtois flugelhorn?

    I am undergoing a change of instrument. I would like some opinions on the merits or otherwise of Conn and Courtois flugels..... Can anyone help?
    Thanks very much

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    Apologies! Have stuffed this on wrong forum! Can someone re direct?
    Thx

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    Done!
    Ian Hayto | Flugel | Enderby Band

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    My advise? Try both - along with as many of the other alternatives as you can, preferably back-to-back if you can wrangle it with your instrument supplier. Then go for the one that works best for you.

    Flugels still have quite a span of different design philosophies (probably more so than many other brass band-specific instruments) - large bore, small bore, different bell flares, different 'sounds', so for all the well meaning advise given here, really the best way is to try them yourself.

    (BTW for me - Conn any day of the week, but then I don't play on either a Conn or a Courtois...)
    Ian Hayto | Flugel | Enderby Band

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    Courtois is good - Conn better.

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