I used to play a Cuesnon Flugelhorn exclusively for the last 20 years. I thought I would never switch... but on one of my trips to Japan I was sitting next to Tsutomu Watanabe in a trumpet section and noticed he had replaced his old Cuesnon flugelhorn with a new one…I always enjoy trying new instruments... so I asked to try his new flugelhorn. As soon as I started to blow his Flugelhorn I was hooked on the sound. It is a very smooth dark sound. And I was knocked out how it handled! The low register is so much more richer sounding and easy to play and in tune than my old flugelhorn….and it plays very even up the scale…all the notes slot well and are in tune…better than my vintage Cuesnon . I was soooo impressed I asked Watanabe san how I can get this flugelhorn.
On my last trip to Japan I picked up a Brasspire flugelhorn and have been playing it ever since.
I played a show yesterday and brought it and had the other trumpet players try it. They were all very impressed with the horn also. The notes center well and the horn has a very responsive feel and plays evenly up and down the horn. And last but not least the sound is smooth dark and pretty ….with lots of headroom between loud and soft. Basically…what a great flugelhorn the Brasspire 933 is!