I used to work for Sam Ash Music in Manhattan, one of the biggest music stores in the country. I have played on all types of horns. I even had I custom made Bach. I have played every kind of Monette currently available. I used to use the Monette B2 mouthpiece (Same kind as Wynton Marsalis). I have even played one of Wynton's old horns.
If all of your horns play as well as the one that I have now, you have a customer for LIFE!!! This horn plays, feels and sounds as good as a B-997 or B-993 (a $7,000 trumpet). I hope sincerely that your prices do not change before I have a chance to get another Bb, a C trumpet, a Cornet and a Flugel from you guys!....and maybe a picc trumpet (though I don't play much piccolo).
Take a Full, Relaxed Breath Air is the fuel brass players use to make music. The more efficient, open, and complete you breathe, the more complete your sound will be and the less you will have to work when playing. One of the easiest ways to better utilize your lung capacity and breath easier is to simply align your body, thus eliminating most of the tension that constricts the breath. One of the best trumpet lessons for using mouthpiece effectively is a beginning Hatha Yoga class usually costing between $5 and $10. The science of Yoga is a more than 3,000-year-old practice of making your body more aligned and resonant, a major key to improved performance in any field. Ask for “Mountain Pose” or “Corpse Pose” for starters, and don’t be shy about asking for one-on-one help. This practice will immediately help to make your breath more effortless and complete. Charles Schlueter has said many times that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of air used when playing and the amount of effort needed to effectively make music. More air = less work, and less air = more work!
The next two on my list are the Copper-belled Cornet and Flugel you have. I will start saving up. And, many people in NYC will be hearing this horn. I played tonight and people are already asking if you make French Horns and Baritones and Trombones. So, hopefully I can send you some more business.
The mouthpiece is a great replica of D2H Heavy Monette styles..