Trumpet and Flugelhorn Reviews

CFL-9990-RSS-Bb-L Now 25% Off 

4 Star Review

Title: Good horn, great customer service

Date: June 2020

Great horn for the money. Minor workmanship issues. Dr. Dave and Daniel took care of me. Wanted a fluegel, decided to take a shot on this one before stumping up 2-3x for a European model. Had the option to return of course, but it's a keeper. Tone is pleasant (subjective opinion) and substantially warmer (not an opinion) than a yellow-brass fluegel. Responsiveness to attack is still fine. 3rd valve sliding tuner works well. Slotting somewhat inconsistent but half of that is my marginal ability and the other half is that fluegels are always slightly tricky. Valves pretty smooth and should get better as I break them in further. Came with two leadpipes to suit any mouthpiece you already have. Included mouthpiece isn't so good (looks like a Bach copy) but maybe there's a website somewhere that sells standalone comfortable mouthpieces. It's a long shot, but there migh--oh. (I'll be ordering soon.) The workmanship is a little spotty. The lacquering is imperfect (don't care). There's a nick at the foot of the bell. (Doesn't matter.) More troubling, one of the waterkeys just spontaneously fell apart. I never recovered the spring, but, Covid be damned, Dr. Dave and Daniel rushed me another, no charge. I am not anticipating further issues but if I have them I'm confident they'll be resolved. If money is no object, you may well choose to spend more on a customised fluegel. You might get an instrument you like better, you might not. You won't get better customer service. -Shawn

CarolBrass CPT-3000-GLS-Bb-S 

5 star review

Title: Carol brass pocket trumpet

Date: May 2020

Good intonation and sound quality in comparison to many other pocket trumpets on the market. Great for travelling and staying in shape and at a reasonable cost. -Andrew C

CarolBrass Pocket Trumpet

5 star review 

Title: My third Wedge.

Date: December 2019

First, let me say how happy I am with my purchase of the CarolBrass pocket trumpet. I purchased it for travel and to have as an extra horn, but I since receiving it, I play it everyday and love the sound so much, I prefer it to my Bach Strad. I did get an additional mouthpiece with it, a 65MDV, which I also love. This is a 2 piece MP, so I can now use it on my cornet and both trumpets. I have 2 65MV MP’s, one for the cornet with an acrylic top and a one piece for the trumpet. I now have the ability to switch tops on the different horns and love the flexibility of being able to do so. Dave has been really helpful in guiding me through my selections and I’m much appreciative to him for his generosity and help. I couldn’t be happier playing with these mouthpieces and love my pocket trumpet! -Sam Z.