Body Material: Phosphor Copper Bell and Lead Pipe. Lacquered Surface.
Piston Material: Stainless Steel Valves
Bore Size: 11.8mm
Bell Diameter: 120mm
Weight: 2.6 Pounds
Weight with Bag: 5.5 Pounds
Fiber Cloth: Yes
Battling Blades specializes in metals. As a result, all of our instruments are made with extremely high-quality materials. We pride ourselves on our metal quality and only use the highest quality brass and steel for our instruments. We believe this quality and design produces best sound possible in its class.
About Our Instruments
We have several versions of each instrument:
Beginner: This is the entry level to our brand. These instruments are designed to allow the user to produce an initial sound.
Intermediate: These instruments are more fine-tuned than standard instruments but are amazing all-around cornets. These instruments have some specialized features, but still encompass a broad range of genres.
Professional: Our highest level and quality instruments. These are the best instruments available in the marketplace. These instruments function as all-around cornets unless otherwise noted.
Cornets evolved from the posthorn, a valveless horn. This instrument could not have been developed without the improvement of piston valves by Silesian horn player Friedrich Blühmel and Heinrich Stölzel in the early 19th century. These two instrument makers nearly simultaneously invented valves. Up until the 20th century, the trumpet and cornet co-existed in musical ensembles. As instrument builders improved trumpets and cornets instruments, they started to look and sound more alike. The modern-day cornet is used in brass bands, concert bands, and in specific orchestral repertoire that requires a more mellow sound.
Cornet- Intermediate- Cupronickel Slide- Bb