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Benge 90BL
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Leonore, .462" (11.73mm) bore, 4-7/8" (124mm) #22 one-piece bell, #30 leadpipe. A large bore trumpet with excellent response and carrying power. Silver plate, 3C mouthpiece, 7900L deluxe woodshell case. Full warranty.

"Lite" case with strap. Gold plate finish. 24K gold plated MVW System Additional MVW system weights. Black nylon gig bag with strap. Water key on third valve slide. Patented Modular Valve Weight (MVW) System. Satin silver finish with bright bell and trim.
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Bore (inch): 0.462
Bell (inch): 4.875
Website: http://www.unitedmusical.com
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Review Date: 5/10/2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: versatility
Cons: none for me

Bought new in 1997, chose it over yamaha 6345H and 6310z, getzen eterna, benge 65B and 3X, bach strad, and a besson unknown model. This horn played well in marching band 1st part, concert band 1st and 2nd cornet and trumpet, solo and ensemble, jazz band 3rd and 1st and solos, and musical pit orchestra. Rating of 8 because there's always room for improvement.
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Review Date: 3/12/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $285.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Scale,tone,ease of blow
Cons: Build quality,low end of range seems unfocused

I bought this as a temporary replacement while my Kanstul 1503 was being repaired. VERY pleasantly suprised when I got it home and cleaned it up. The scale was very accurate to double C with good slotting and the tone was broad and nearly as dark as my Kanstul.Very good "sizzle" in the upper range. I played it about 6 weeks until I got my main horn back. The ony problems I had with this horn are:
1. a noisy 2nd valve caused by the bell to valve cluster brace interfereing with the 2nd valve cap
2. the lowest notes (Bb and lower) were difficult to attack and seemed not to have much focus to me(most of my section mates said it sounded fine to them)
After I was finished with the horn I had the brace issue addressed and gave it to my son to use in his high school jazz and concert bands.He loves it and so does his director.I could have easily paid 4 or 5 times the price I did and not gotten as good as this. The horn was in mint condition with no dents, dings or scratches, but was heavily tarnished and the case was moldy(ruined).Thank goodness for estate auctions
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Review Date: 10/26/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $700.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Excellent slotting, big broad sound
Cons: 1st valve thumb hook

Received this horn (bought it on Ebay) brand new with a lacquered finish. It is a .462 bore horn and I found it easy to fill. The tonality of the horn is somewhere between a Bach 37 and my old Getzen Severinsen Eterna. Valves are very good out of the box, but I am sure they will get much better after some use. The thumb hook on the first valve slide is uncomfortable and should have been angled downward, like the ring on the Yamaha RGS models. Also the finger buttons are without insets and I will be changing them in the near future, as well as the thumb hook. I really like playing this horn and it has such a solid feel, regardless of the range you are playing in. I think I got a bargain with this horn, because I could have spent much more and not did any better. I recommend this horn highly.
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Review Date: 3/6/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $850.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Open, good intonation
Cons: Slow valves

I used this horn as my primary instrument for about a year and a half. It worked well in orchestras, wind bands, jazz combos, big bands, and so on. I ended up selling it after quarreling with the valve action, which was much slower than I felt like dealing with anymore. Nonetheless, the horn paid my bills for a while.
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