It does not have the later microbore valves. However, sales of all instruments are so suppressed at the moment that this seems unlikely. Would you recommend the Sovereign 928 As I said earlier in this article I played on Sovereign's for years. Just as with Pruefer and other mostly-forgotten brands, the ones with decent keywork cost no more to buy than the pot-metal abominations--so don't settle for one with crummy keys. This is for use in a number of novelty pieces popular with brass bands like. I have had it advertised on a local 'general' website for £300 based on the £100 offered by a local repairer - involving them making 100% mark up! As I say this is just rumour, so may be complete rubbish. Note also that it is found with separate mpc shank in the old time style and this determines an old-fashioned sound to a large degree.
The 921 was designed in conjunction with Thomas Wilson, principal cornet player with the Scots Guards. Tuning was slightly adversely effected but not direly. The longer receiver may have been to accommodate the engraving of the Besson name. These were replaced with conventional short ones in the 1980's. I got super-lucky on this one. Ed's work is flawless and amazing service! If you try a modern Wick mouthpiece in an older Sovereign cornet you will see that it sticks out further than an older Wick mouthpiece does. At some point they changed from Monel to stainless steel valves, but went back to Monel before returning to stainless steel when manufacturing moved to France.
The ball had been hacksawed off my tuba when I got it. I still play the original prototype. Assuming no cracks and no other issues. It also came with two screw in receivers. It's possible to find old Booseys with excellent wood bodies and trashed keywork. Cheers, Frank Bob Stevenson Heavyweight Member Joined: 04 May 2005 Posts: 1108 Location: Essex, England Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:41 am Post subject:. Leaks removed and some new corks, regulation, etc.
The later serial numbers were researched by Gavin Dixon and Neil Raj. This article aims to explain the development of the instrument and the differences between models. After a lot of hard work the first large bore Sovereign cornet was born. The standard finish for these instruments was bright silver plate but they were also made in lacquer. You can interchange slides,valve pistons,caps and buttons. Secondly, the serial number 56xxx appears to have been had-engraved.
It is therefore safe to assume that instruments bearing lower serial numbers than these were produced between 1851 and the respective sequence start dates. The Boosey Company maintained separate serial number sequences for flutes and reed instruments throughout their history as an independent company. The besson also had different shaped valve caps I have to say I preferred the imperial valve caps. This had the same valves but lever style triggers rather than the ring one on the 921. Playing Rico Reserve Classic 3.
The good ones were as good as any clarinets made, the bad ones were not! I ended up buying a new 1010 bore mouthpiece. The surviving records for reed instruments begin in 1879 with the serial number 5968. The prestige cornet has a third valve trigger but no first valve trigger. But comparable with any other pro level clarinet I guess. I recently had it re padded and re corked and it makes a nice tone. . Lastly, don't pay too much for these as they are of very limited use to modern bands being more or less 'relics' now.
These bear serial numbers in the range 2782-3025 and were completed between 1940 and 1942. Boosey and Hawkes Imperial Date. I was shocked at how slick it was against my modern intermediate and pro horns. Long vs Short Receiver All sovereign cornets were supplied with a Denis Wick mouthpiece. These are considered to be of better quality.
My sound but full and spread - still very open compared to the Yamaha's punchier focus. Sorry to contradict, but the Imperial 926s are pro, not intermediate. I believe this makes it a 1952 - he had it as long as I can remember ie 45 years. The 921 was a completely different instrument of a larger bore which took many of its features from the Besson International cornet which was also manufactured by Boosey and Hawkes. Rumours circulate that Courtois have the original tooling or detailed drawings for the 921 cornet and have considered reintroducing it.
It is a Boosey and Hawkes Imperial 3 valve euphonium. Slightly different bell taper shape I believe and lower, straight leadpipe on the 992. This did not have the second main tuning slide and was cosmetically identical to the 921. There have also been allegations of leaks being sealed using cyanoacrylate i. The even later German and French models are usually fine too. I just wanted to check that we're in the right ball park here.