ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet

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  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
  • ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Shepherd's Crook Cornet
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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!


If you'd like to upgrade your mouthpiece, click here!


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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20 Reviews

  • 5
    ACB Doubler's Large Bore Dual Trigger Cornet

    Posted by Denise Borum on 23rd Jul 2020

    WOW! I am in LOVE with this cornet! I upgraded my mouthpiece to a 1.25CS-b. This cornet is aesthetically pleasing. It sounds as smooth as silk! I received an unexpected compliment and I'm a neophyte horn player! I am so motivated to practice with this horn and mouthpiece combination. I can't put it down! All of the slides move like butter. Tuning is easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • 5
    ACB Doubler Cornet (Large Bore)

    Posted by Frank on 9th Feb 2020

    I bought this horn with a Satin finish with the doubler piccolo from a friend online. It plays better than any cornet I've ever played PERIOD. From Bach to Bessons to Conn to Holton, you name it... These horns CAN'T be beat, especially for the price. I play repiano part in a local brass band and the large bore works perfectly--It also sounds great in jazz combos. The blow is smooth and open like a trumpet, the slots are fantastic, and the horn has pretty consistent intonation. The sound is open, dark, and mellow... Articulation has depth. The doubler cornet is like a perfect in-between of trumpet and flugelhorn. (Which I have the doubler of that, too!) The unbranded mouthpiece it comes with is fine as well if you're aiming for a fatter, more trumpety sound from time to time. For $500 you won't find a better horn! Thanks again ACB!!

  • 5
    Absolutely fantastic horn at an unbeatable price!

    Posted by Nathan Miranda on 9th Feb 2020

    I was in the market for a good cornet I could play in a variety of different settings and ensembles, and at a reasonable cost, which is a hard thing to find! At first, looking at a $400-500 brand new cornet is a little suspicious, especially when there's used pro horns out there for a little more, but I was more than pleasantly surprised when I received this horn! It plays like a dream - free blowing with a lovely dark tone, great for a British Brass Band and solo playing. This cornet plays and feels near identical to a Yamaha Xeno cornet I had a while back, and for only a fraction of the cost! My buddies had a go at it and even they, all mainly orchestral/jazz trumpet players loved it and it's ease of playing. A few of them were already sold on it and wanted one for themselves! Now I cant walk into rehearsal without them wanting to have a quick play on it! Top of the line cornet for a great price, the ACB customer support was astounding and dealt with any problems I had very quickly and professionally. 100% would reccomend!

  • 5
    excellent horn

    Posted by Emily on 26th Nov 2019

    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.

  • 5
    review Dual Trigger Cornet

    Posted by Catherine D Wolfe on 29th Jul 2019

    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.

  • 5
    Spectacular cornet for a spectacular price!!

    Posted by Jacob Hoskins on 29th Jun 2019

    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!

  • 5
    ACB Doublers Dual Trigger Cornet (silver plate)

    Posted by Shelby C on 27th Jun 2019

    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!

  • 5
    ACB Doubler's Dual Trigger Large Bore Cornet

    Posted by Gary Flink on 21st Mar 2018

    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.

  • 5
    Way better than I had hoped

    Posted by Brian Carr on 10th Oct 2017

    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.

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