Since one month, to the conservatory, some rehearsals and concerts, symphonic band and BigBand in Duo and Trio. (Approximately 5 to 20 hours per week). He is comfortable in all styles: classical, contemporary blues, R & B, jazz / funk (although it is not its primary purpose, I confess that it is also excellent in this area) .. .
- What is so special that you like most and least?
SOUND! it is warm, round and ... beautiful ... In addition, the trombone has a mouth and an unmistakable style with its flag in silver. Prefer him a gold plated mouthpiece for osn more round and warm, and it will be perfect.
In the negative, I would say it is very long to heat (about 20 minutes to reach its "unchanging") and is extremely fragile feature of the money you say.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Yes, I tried all models Courtois complete small and large bore, all small and large bores Yamaha (I actually have in my possession a YSL 356G Yam, 1996), and a model that Bach did not ring true (yes yes, the booth at the show of Selmer in Paris ...). musqiue When buying, I had the opportunity to try the 5 clips of the series (knowing that in 2006 there were only 9 of manufactured according to the commercial Courtois).
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Ben ... how to say ... It's expensive ... but it's worth it! with an instrument such as this, you will not go unnoticed, and you'll have a blast round a copy and phenomenal power play without getting tired or out of breath (much less tiring than the 410Gilles Millière as adored by the interim and trombonists ...). If you want to make you happy, it is the instrument for you.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Without hesitation, yes. Such beauty, originality and sound as round, powerful, warm and clear at a time, a must. I would put 9 / 10 for his warm-up time a bit long ...