"Modern Vintage" <seno...@yahoo.com> schreef in bericht
You have to watch out for Besson...I noticed today that some of their
cheaper cornets are made in Czechoslovakia and others in G.B. (Then there
are the infamous "Bessons" that aren't worth the energy to drive over them
with a school bus.)
'All generalisations are dangerous"
"Johan Dokter" <jhdo...@chello.nl> wrote in message
It's been said before, but "Bessons" horns are not connected in any way with
the real Besson horns. They are low price knockoffs.
"Ed Grant" <meg...@shaw.ca> schreef in bericht
> That depends on where the Besson International was made. I have a "U.S."
> version that was made by Kanstul. Valves are great; smooth with lots of
> "pop". The Kanstul family sent me three different weights of valve
> and I used the lightest. No hangups, no leaks. My son (1st year of band)
> is going to get the Besson and I've put the light springs into my Strad.
> You have to watch out for Besson...I noticed today that some of their
> cheaper cornets are made in Czechoslovakia and others in G.B. (Then there
> are the infamous "Bessons" that aren't worth the energy to drive over them
> with a school bus.)
> Ed Grant
> 'All generalisations are dangerous"
> "Johan Dokter" <jhdo...@chello.nl> wrote in message
> > Sounds great, only the problem with Besson are the valves!!!!!
> > They have that problem as ling as they exsist. It愀 improving, but
Sorry to disagree, but here in the US, there are thousands of Besson
instruments in circulation that were made in California by the Kanstul company.
The ones I have seen and played have been as good as any production horn on
the market. They usually trade under the price of Bach and Yamaha, making them
an excellent value. The horns I am talking about will have Kanstul (the
manufacturer) stamped on them somewhere.
Like anything else, you should try before you buy. I understand that Besson
has recently broken off with Kanstul who made many of their horns for years, so
I do not know what to expect in the future. So, though what you are saying may
be true for some of the non US made horns, it is not true across the board.
"Catzz66" <cat...@aol.com> wrote in message
You may be exactly right about the Kanstul name plate not appearing on the
horns, Ed. I will happily stand corrected. The gist of my post was in
response to someone's all cap comment to never buy second hand Besson horns.
To restate, the California horns are okay, or at least they were until
recently, assuming it's true that Kanstul won't be making them any more.
"Ed Grant" <meg...@shaw.ca> wrote in message