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
Review of dual-trigger ACB cornet by Mike Doolin, 2/4/2022:
I’ve had this horn a couple of weeks now. I’m an intermediate-skill player who played through grammar school and high school and was on track to go to the Eastman….then I got tossed out of HS and that ended my brief musical career. That was in 1959 – I’m old! I returned to trumpet four years ago while recuperating from knee surgery. I’m in four different New Horizons groups in Rochester NY and have been to hours of rehearsals and practice with this cornet. These are first impressions. A few months from now and hundreds more hours on the horn and I’ll check back in. But for now:
- A very nice horn for $540. I’ve paid more than this for older, used horns. Most don’t measure up to this one.
- Manufacturing quality seems quite good. I haven’t noticed any defects so far. Everything fits well, the finish is excellent, no dings/dents/scratches.
- The horn slots quite well. A couple of my other horns – I have 4 cornets, two trumpets and a flugel – are very finicky. This one isn’t. I’m always sure about what note I’m going to land on.
- It seems quite light and is easy to hold for extended periods. Balance in the hand is good. Some of my other horns, not so much.
- It plays well. Valve action is sure and quick. The first valve started to stick early on, but I pulled it, cleaned it and re-oiled it and that solved the issue.
- I’m still learning to use the third-valve trigger. My other horns all have finger rings, so this is a big change. My 1960 Selmer K and 1955 Reynolds Contempora both have 1st valve triggers so that is not an issue. Frankly I probably would have been better off with the cornet version that just had finger rings.
- The included case is very nice and much higher quality than I would expect at this price point. It’s nearly as nice as the case that came with my Bach trumpet.
- Several of my fellow trumpet players in my New Horizons groups tried it out during rehearsals this past week. They were universally surprised that this is a $500 horn. These are mostly Bach owners who know quality when they see (and play) it.
- Josh at ACB was extremely helpful when I called for more info before buying this. He was very friendly and full of knowledge. You get the impression that this is an easy place to do business with, full of fellow trumpet players who will be quick to help if there’s an issue.
- Overall, a very nice horn for the price.
- I’ll do business with these folks again. You should too.
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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