Paul Roache

Freelance trumpeter & Principal Solo Cornet, Oakland Brass Band Two years ago, I picked up a Sparx 3B -soloist- and have just been completely taken by it. Until recently, the extent of my cornet playing was limited to solo work, brass quintet and the occasional orchestral cornet parts. The 3B has proven to be perfect … Continue reading “Paul Roache”

Freelance trumpeter & Principal Solo Cornet, Oakland Brass Band

Two years ago, I picked up a Sparx 3B -soloist- and have just been completely taken by it. Until recently, the extent of my cornet playing was limited to solo work, brass quintet and the occasional orchestral cornet parts. The 3B has proven to be perfect for me for each of these genres. I’m able to play for hours with little or no fatigue and even though the sound produced is huge, there’s enough vibrancy to cut through the texture of the orchestra. However, the 3B proved to be not quite right for me for our brass band. On the suggestion of The Oakland Brass Band conductor, I tried the Sparx 3 and the change in sound was perfect for brass band without losing any of the other qualities of the 3B I’ve grown to love. Your 3 and 3B are the reasons I no longer sound like a trumpet player who picks up a cornet once in a while. Thanks Ted!

Paul Roache

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