Theâ€¯Â soundâ€¯ of theâ€¯Â flugel hornÂ â€¯has been described as halfway between a trumpet and a French horn.Â
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. Itâ€™s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the â€˜wantsâ€™ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought afterÂ custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.Â Â
The attractive price tagÂ of the Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn has made it a must for the giging trumpet player who needs a good quality flugel horn to double on.
Generous bore size (11.30mm/0.445") and the smooth operation of the stainless steel valves, are just a few of the features that have made the Odyssey Premiere Bb FlugelÂ Horn a favourite with musicians around the world. The bore size alone combines the best of projection volume and air flow, delivering an abundance of signature flugel horn sounds with exceptional tonal qualities.Â
With a rose brass bell (120mm/4.3/4" diameter) and lead pipeÂ (rose brass is used for its warmth of sound),Â brass tuning slides, water key and stainless steel valves, the Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn with a clear lacquer finish, is a real eye catcher without doubt.Â But itâ€™s also the performance to cost ratio that makes this beautiful Bb flugel horn a winner. Players from students to seriously professional musicians have commented on the excellent response, superb intonation and the high quality materials chosen in the construction.Â
â€œWhen I started to play the instrument for the first time, the first thing that struck me was how easy-blowing it was right through the range and with a beautiful mellow tone.â€ Mike Eccles.Â
The Denis Wick mouthpiece, with its shallower, medium cup size is ideal for beginners, offering less effort to produce smooth sounds and reach the higher registers, whilst combining the natural deeper, darker tones the flugel horn is known for, tones that are unique among brass instruments and play a major role within orchestras, jazz and brass bands.Â
The response, intonation and all around performance of the Odyssey Premiere Bb Flugel Horn, coupled with the high quality materials, make this an ideal instrument for the first time player, teacher, or the most experienced musician.Â
As a company producing some of the worldâ€™s finest brasswind instruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument, Odyssey has included gloves and a cleaning cloth, whilst a plush lined, robust zero-gravity â€˜back packâ€™ hard foam, canvas covered case with shoulder straps, takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.Â
- Clear lacquered finish
- Rose brass bell and lead pipe
- Brass tuning slides
- Throwable 3rd slide
- Stainless steel valves
- Water key
- Denis Wick Mouthpiece 5884-4BL included
- Bell diameter: 120mm/4.3/4"
- Bore size: 11.30mm/0.445"
- Zero-gravity â€˜backpackâ€™ hard foam canvas covered, plush lined case with shoulder straps
- Accessories: Gloves, cleaning cloth
Taking proper care of your instrument will also help you produce the best sound quality possible,Â weÂ recommend Odyssey and Ultra-PureÂ brand accessories.
Odyssey Brasswind isÂ designedÂ and created byÂ UK Master Craftsman Peter Pollard and the UK Odyssey design team.