Harrelson 908 Modified Benge 90C

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Harrelson Summit
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As promised I am going to attempt to post more often as information and knowledge comes to me.

Here’s a horn that I managed to grab not too long ago which may be of interest to some:

What we have here is an earlier 2006 Harrelson 908 Modification done on a Benge 90C trumpet.

This is quite an interesting horn given that is has the full thickness leadpipe and a number of modifications around the leadpipe and bracing. The bottom caps were originally the heavy weight caps but they have since been ground down to between the medium and lightweight caps.

The bore of the horn is large – yet it plays and speaks quite easily – very even and clear tone with a nice core to the sound.

I had never really played a C trumpet properly for an extended period before – but I found this very easily to acclimatize too and have since been playing where I can a number of C charts to ensure that I can switch between a C and Bb trumpet with ease.

All-in-all this was an excellent buy and I intend to keep this one a while as it makes a great partner to my Harrelson Summit.

If you can find a used Harrelson – most of the time they make excellent purchases as long as you get specs that are close to what you are looking for. (Especially the 907 and 908 modifications as they were based on existing horns and modified to improve efficiency and sound)

You will find used horns like this go for US$1200 to a few thousand.

A lot better than buying new at twice the price – and no waiting time!

  1. Eddy says:

    Do you have any review of Harrelson Summit?

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