Schilke 1041 FLC
JRgroove last edited by JRgroove
Glad to have found this forum. I really missed the old TM group...
Does anyone play a Schilke 1041 FLC Flugelhorn? I'm in the market for a new flugelhorn. I played a Jupiter 846 for many years but have sold it. I realize the Schilke 1041 is a much different horn. I haven't had a chance to try a flugelhorn with such a small bore. My main trumpet is a Schilke B7 so I'm a real Schilke fan. I live in Kansas City so eventually I might make a make a trip to Chicago to try out a 1041. I'm not far from ACB so I will also check out some of the Adams horns as well.
Welcome back. I have no experience with Schilke flugelhorns, but I currently own an Adams F1 Flugelhorn and I think it's fantastic. I would definitely go visit ACB since you're pretty close to begin with.
If you are really into Schilke trumpets, you will find the Adams flugels very, very, VERY different. But there is a flugelhorn whose sound - not the playing characteristics! - Adams tried to copy, and that is the Courtois 154. Fantastic horn; I've had mine for over thirty years now, and have never found one to match it (yes, I've played the 846, and I've tried two or three Adams, and i've had a couple of rotary flugels, and I've had to play the Strad, and I've test played a few vintage Couesnons; but none, really none matched the reliability and outstanding sound quality of the Courtois. Yes, in a very few situations, the Adams might have had the edge sound-wise; but it was so hard to get there whereas the Courtois - I feel that that horn just knows what I want to do, and does it for me. It's not for nothing that Sergej Nakariakov stayed faithful to Courtois for such a long time...
I currently own an Adams F1 Flugelhorn and I think it's fantastic. I would definitely go visit ACB since you're pretty close to begin with.
Second he motion on Adams F-1. I've got one. With the right mouthpiece, you can get a classic Qouesnon sound,
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@kehaulani I'm the guy who bought your B7. It's my fav' horn.
I will try out a few Adams models.