I have previously used copper B-flat bugles. This was bought as a training bugle for younger members of a bugle band. It is a good bugle but a little different from what I was used to. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a solid starter bugle.
This was a great find. I had been looking for a bugle for quite some time, but could not find anything within my price range. As I was mainly interested in having the horn as a decorative piece in my home, this model was a perfect choice: it looks great atop a mantelpiece/piano and is a lovely addition to any living area.
In terms of how this thing plays; it isn't superb. The mouthpiece that comes with it is pretty much useless - I had to replace it with a normal trumpet mouthpiece which does not fit perfectly but does the trick. The response is OK but as far as the tuning goes, this horn is quite poor.
With this in mind, I would only suggest purchasing this bugle for decoration purposes, if you want something for good sound and playability, I wouls strongly suggest spending a bit more..
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