FYI, the trombones arrived today, I went to Tanglewood to pick them up. If they sound half as good as they look we're going to be very happy. I'm going to get them all out and play them tonight, check pitch, enjoy some time with them, then give them to Ron Barron and Norman Bolter at our rehearsal on Wed and hopefully get us all together to play some chorales in the next few days.
Thanks again, more later.
Doug Yeo, Bass Trombone Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thought you might like to see this photo of another satisfied customer. Beautiful horn -- truly inspiring! Big sound, very precise. Thank you very much for your extraordinary service -- above and beyond -- to make it the horn I dreamed of! Take it out to play this weekend for a recording session . . .
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with arranging a trumpet for Wynton on such short notice. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated.
All the best,
Meghan Thornton, Wynton Marsalis Enterprises
Dylan et al,
I received the Atkinson 501 French horn today. It arrived in good shape. As far as I can tell, it suffered no ill effects from its trip. I have played it some (not too much, I have Beethoven #7 rehearsal tonight) and am quite pleased with this horn. Good scale, tone, valves, response and high register. Just as Dylan said. Imagine that! I'm not used to this. I'm used to being disappointed. At any rate, this could be exactly the horn I was searching for. Time will tell, but I'm feeling much more positive about this instrument after an hour's blow, than I have been about ANY horn. I can't find a bad note! It plays better than my $8000 Kuhn! Same easy response, but better scale and high register. Sick!!!
A BIG THANKS TO DYLAN. You sure can pick a horn!!!
Now, I'm debating on weather or not to play the Beethoven on it this week. If it weren't the Music Director conducting, I would for sure. I had decided to play my descant (a nod to my age) but the high register is so good on this 501, that I may just go ahead and bring it in tonight.
Thanks again Dylan et al,
Frank Portone Principal Horn, Charlotte Symphony
Thank you Mr. Ferguson
A case looks forward to arriving.
It is presented the splendid New Year.
Shuji Daisaku, Japan