I bought this cornet just under a month ago. I really like having the dual triggers to help tune on the fly, as I have small hands/fingers, so manual slides got to be cumbersome. The triggers make it so easy! I bought the regular lacquer finish horn. It is beautiful. I am an intermediate player, and I find that this horn is easy to keep in tune. Particularly I have had trouble with other horns when valves 1 and 2 are used together, but not this horn. Of course, I have to listen and lip up/down depending on the key signature, but overall, not nearly as much. The tone is exactly what I expected-- right in between a trumpet and flugelhorn. The price point for this horn is very reasonable. My friends were surprised at the price given the quality of the horn. The case comes with both a shoulder strap and the ability to use in a back pack configuration. I like that the ACB team stands behind their products and is only a phone call away-- no horrible phone tree to navigate.
ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
We're very excited to offer a dual trigger shepherd's crook cornet in our Doubler's line! We spent a lot of time and iterations working with the factory to get these cornets just how we wanted them, and now these horns are definitely a keeper! Perfect with a short shank mouthpiece (the ACB short shank cornet mouthpiece is pictured) this horn has a wonderfully rich sound and very smooth response. It has a .468 bore, a standard throat 4 3/4 inch bell, and dual triggers. This is a perfect option for the player who just signed up for Brass Band and doesn't want to spend 3-4K on a world-class cornet. Check this horn out!
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Our customers are really enjoying these cornets! Check out some of the reviews below, like this one:
"This cornet is a fine instrument. The valve action is fast and crisp, the horn slots well and the range is excellent. Josh was certainly right when he told me it was unbeatable at this price point. I own a number of cornets (purchased used) that all play well, but not better than this one. This will be my number one pick for my work in parades (over ½ dozen each summer) and for performances of my Dixieland Band, which performs many times per year. I am perfectly satisfied with the Doubler’s!" -Elmo
In this mini-lesson, Trent talks about doubling on different instruments and gives some practice strategies and advice on switching between horns:
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I love the new horn. It has the rich sound I like from silver. It plays easily, has a good sound. The triggers are a bit hard to pull in, but they may loosen over time. Customer service was spectacular and friendly. I would buy from Austin brass again and recommend them to anyone.
I received my ACB Doubler's Dual trigger cornet (in lacquer) about a week ago and I absolutely love it! Feels verrry close to what you would get out of a professional-line cornet quality-wise, besides the drastic difference in price. Trent has done a phenomenal job on his ACB Doubler's horns (I bought a Doubler's flugel a few years back), and it does not surprise me that his line of horns and other accessories have been getting great reviews. Would definitely recommend this to a friend!
I don’t play cornet much, but when I do, I would much rather play on a professional grade horn. I knew for Trent to put his name on the horn, this one must be good, so I ordered one without ever trying it out. I’m so glad I did—it plays just as good, if not better than horns I’ve played that were 5x the cost! Looking forward to many happy years of gigs on this fantastic looking/playing horn!
Purchased this horn as a companion to my trumpets. Fit and finish as well as responsiveness are superior to instruments costing many times more. Valves are very responsive and quiet. As a comeback player, I cannot more highly recommend this cornet. I also appreciated the help from Josh in the order process.
Plays very easily and free. Intonation is pretty solid, but a touch flat in the normal 3rd partial for me. The most important part is the quality of sound is spot on. Blend is very easy with the other cornets playing pro-quality instruments. This horn, well out-performs its price.
This instrument feels like a much more expensive cornet than the price tag shows. The large bore and dual triggers are wonderful. The tone is great and I'm very pleased with the ease of the higher register. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
This is well balanced and fits my smaller hand well - which is what I wanted. Plays nicely in tune with no work, which is good because I play more F Horn and euphonium than trumpet / cornet. Lovely tone and will work well for the small spaces and church work I will use it for. Thank you.