Latest reviews in Brass Instruments »

Great harmonica

Advantages: Great to play
Disadvantages: None...except price perhaps.

The Marine Band by Hohner is a classic harmonica, it was my first years ago, and was good to learn on. It also lookes very good, with polished metal with etchings offset by the wooden comb (the bit in between the metail parts, where the holes are). Th ...

FK123 11.11.2004 Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
Review of Hohner Marine Band in 12 Hole C

How well constructed is...

Appearance

Quality of sound

Playability

Value for money

Yamaha YCR2330II Bb Cornet

Advantages: Good value for money, attractive, good range
Disadvantages: Ring operated 3rd slide

Although I have recently bought a new cornet, this is the one that I played for the first 3 years of being a musician. Most music shops advise that this instrument is best for beginners, and I would definately agree with that. It is a very attractive in ...

x_Gemzi_x 03.09.2007 Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Yamaha YCR2330II Bb Cornet

How well constructed is...

Appearance

Quality of sound

Playability

Value for money

Great starter harmonica

Advantages: plastic comb, easy to play, good for beginners and intermediates
Disadvantages: range of sound

The Hohner Special 20 - in key C because that's the key most playing is done in, on diatonic harmonicas - is a great harmonica for both beginners and intermediates. It's easy to play because of the plastic comb (the bit in between the harmonica's two meta ...

FK123 19.01.2005 Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of Hohner Special 20 Handmade C

How well constructed is...

Appearance

Quality of sound

Playability

Value for money

Alexander model 103 and related instruments

Advantages: Beautiful sound, hand made
Disadvantages: Not ideal for beginners

I currently play on an Alexander 103, which I have owned now for many years. However, perhaps a little background first... I started off as a tenor horn player when I was about 11-12. I played that for a couple of years and then moved on to the french ...

newc0597 04.05.2004 Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Alexander French Horns

How well constructed is...

Appearance

Quality of sound

Playability

Value for money

Lovely Horn - still the best

Advantages: Lovely sound ,responsive instrument
Disadvantages: Not a 'big' sound

I've played on the same Alexander (103,gold brass, fixed bell) for more than 30 years and still appreciate it's qualities. It is very responsive and lovely tone throughout it's range. I use quite a small mouthpiece (Alex 3)so the lowist notes are more o ...

hornman 29.12.2000 Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
Review of Alexander French Horns

How well constructed is...

Appearance

Quality of sound

Playability

Value for money