Posted by Jay Bertolet on February 08, 1999 at 16:45:17:
In Reply to: Hirsbrunner vs. Meinl Weston? Which is better? posted by Jon Piper on February 07, 1999 at 22:44:32:
After reading the posts in this thread so far I'm very happy to know that the BBS is now being archived, which means these comments will be preserved. Of the posts up at the time I wrote this, you've got people saying a horn is meant for orchestra, others say it is viable in a quintet setting. I think this clearly illustrates the personal nature of horn selection and how the personal differences in players affect the product that comes out the bell. Maybe the better question is not "which horn is best?" but, rather, "which horn is the best match for me?"
ALWAYS play an instrument first and listen to what YOU sound like on it. Then use your judgement and imagination in determining what you can and want to sound like. My opinion, for what its worth...