I wanted to thank you for your kind help. I got my
everything was OK. The horn is really good, I appreciate
your time in
testing them. I'm sure I'll be delighted when get back
home, and back
All my best for the holidays,
Principal Trombone, Mexico City Philharmonic
Thank you Mr. Ferguson
A case looks forward to arriving.
It is presented the splendid New Year.
Received the horn
[Kanstul euphonium] today. A beauty with near perfect
intonation. Thanks Steve.
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,
Wynton Marsalis Enterprises
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
Take it out to play this weekend for a recording session
. . .
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
pitch, enjoy some time with them, then give them to Ron
Norman Bolter at our rehearsal on Wed and hopefully get
us all together to
play some chorales in the next few days. Thanks again,
Doug Yeo, Bass Trombone Boston Symphony Orchestra
By the way, the Kruspe
trombones are tremendous, all is in place for
this deal to be finalized; James Levine fell in love
with the sound
when we used them on Schumann 3 and Brahms 1 last week
and this week.
This is a great opportunity for us and they will have a
where they'll be used regularly.
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.
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,
Principal Horn, Charlotte Symphony
Not only do I want to wish each of
you a Happy Thanksgiving, but I want to express my
thanks for all of your service and the Kanstul 1662
trombone I bought from you. The more I play the
horn, the more I like it. It is so versatile, so
responsive, and so easy to play, and the tone is clear
and beautiful. I don't have any problem getting
the horn to do what I want. I do, however, have a
problem being able to do everything the horn seems to
want me to do! ;-)
I'm not a professional musician,
so my testimonial won't hold as much weight, but if you
ever need someone to talk to a potential customer about
this horn, I will gladly do so.
I purchased a Kanstul
1688 from you about a year ago, and I want to tell you
that I still think it is absolutely fantastic. I
thought at first that I would go back-and-forth a bit
between it and my Elkhart 88H, but actually I started
playing the Kanstul and never looked back. It is the
best horn I've ever owned, and I have owned (still own,
actually) a bunch. Everybody loves the sound, and when
they try it their eyes open wide and their eyebrows
shoot up and they say, "WHOA!" They can't keep from
staring at it during rehearsals. I think that the
Denver crowd is starting to think me as "that guy that
plays the Kanstul." It's too bad that model never
really took off-I see that you have removed it from your
normal inventory. Oh, well-I guess trombonists are a
Just a word to let you know how
thrilled I am with my new Kanstul 1670. It's a
gorgeous, elegant horn, and needless to say, unique.
It plays great, with an especially free blowing openness
at the low end. The new valve is quiet like a
mouse and has the feel of fine machinery. It's
nice to have a choice of leadpipes (so far, I like the
legit the best). I can't detect any difference in
response with the valve open or closed. The slide
is great and the extra weight of the tuning gear is a
non-issue - took five minutes to get used to. A
wonderful design, executed to the highest possible
standards. As an amateur I feel fortunate to have
such an instrument.
You guys are a great team.
Best wishes for continued success.
I played a
concert with the Utah Premiere Brass Band at BYU last
They hired Adam Fry (euphonium) as a guest artist for
the concert. One of BYU's faculty members played a
duet with Adam both playing euphoniums. The
faculty member has been teaching at BYU for almost
30 years. After the concert, the faculty member
came up to me and complemented me on my bass trombone
sound. He said he loved my big, full sound I was
able to obtain with my horn. He asked what I was playing
and then asked a few questions about the 1662. I
have been on cloud 9 ever since.
I even had one young kid (college age) that was a new
trombonist stop me as I got into my car. He asked me if
I was the bass trombonist. I said I was. He
said that what I played was amazing and asked me if I
had any words of advice for him in guiding him in a horn
and mouthpiece purchase. Note I didn't play any
special solos, just mostly ensemble work.
You guys spent a lot of time on the phone helping me get
the right combination of lead pipes, mouth pieces, and
trombone design to make this possible. (of course
I suggested the kid contact The Horn Guys if he wants
any information on bass trombones.)
I auditioned for a
brass band group called the "Utah Premiere Brass". I
made it into the group.
It is a British style Brass band and the director is
British. I have come a long way since I bought
this horn and have even farther to go to play at
this bands level.
But I could not have come this far if it were not for
you and Roberts's expert advice helping me obtain the
best equipment and accessories I could afford.
I just wanted to thank
you guys for all your help picking out my horn. I
really appreciated your patience in trying out
everything including the kitchen sink. I can't wait to
get it here and play it. I got lost big time going back
to Burbank. I saw a lot of LA and finally got back to
the hotel it was great.
Once again thank you very much!! As one Bone Player to
another "Balls Out!"
Gig Harbor, WA
Steve Ferguson and
I just received the Shires 1Y bell which you shipped. It
arrived in immaculate condition and it fits like a
I am certain that I will be doing business with you in