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Kanstul COL103
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100% of reviewers $906.25 8.4


Kanstul has designed a trumpet especially for the Marching field. The COL103 sports a BIG bore and a BIG bell which will allow the sound to carry over the band! Available in Silver or Lacquer.
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Bore (inch): 0.470
Bell (inch): 5.0625
Website: http://www.kanstul.net/
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Review Date: 1/23/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $975.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Big, dark sound
Cons: It really is probably best used outdoors

A very fine horn, a great value. Well constructed, fast valves. The first thing you think is "Wow, this is big." Then when you play it you get a tremendous sound. Good intonation and balance. Good, tight valves. If you want to make the walls of Jericho come down, use this horn!
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Review Date: 6/30/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,050.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: BIG, VERY BIG sound. Can blast the walls of Jericho easily, but probably can take down the great wall too.
Cons: Like the other guy said, it's REALLY meant for outdoor use only.

Oh man, I was looking for a horn to replace my Getzen Eterna Sterling for marching band use, as that horn is far too delicate for outdoor stuff. I went to the Kanstul showroom to try this out, and man was I amazed. This horn had all the things necessary for the field. It can go to FFF with little effort, yet still be able to go PPP, what surprised me, was that I could just keep getting louder and louder and louder on this endlessly. There is no limit to how big the sound can be. I can attribute that to the XL bore and large bell flare. The sound is big enough to fill a stadium on it's own. My only qualm with this is that it's simply not a concert horn. It's far too loud to keep balance in a symphony or small ensemble work. However, if you're playing like outdoor lead, or anything commercial outdoors, this horn is perfect. This thing can SCREAM, and I mean it, it had sizzle, openess, tight slots and an extremely open feel. This horn is a wet dream for a marching band or drum corp trumpeter, hands down.
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Review Date: 8/9/2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $600.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: Large bore, volume
Cons: Valves, made of cheap quality brass

Horn is a tank, not worthy of the Kanstul name, sluggish valves,not a top of the line trumpet
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Review Date: 5/23/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Kanstul Quality American Made
Cons: It will more then like get treated badly

I do not have one but I think the above review from 8/9/2007 should be ignored. First their is no way for the poster to know the quality of the brass. He wouldhave to have a smaple microscopicly analyzed just to get started. Second itis silverplated so you cannot even see the brass material. Third Kanstul isnot going to order seperate grades of brass for the various models only a complete idiot would make a statement like that. Kanstul is not going to risk their ruputation by useing anything less then industry normal brass compound more then likely 60/40 or 70/30 on all their products made from brass!

Next he makes negative coments about the valves being slugish! Well since he only paid $600 that means he bought it used. It is not fair to base the condition of the valves on the manufacture on a used horn. The previous owner must not have taken care of them since they do come with a warranty against such defects if they are caused by the manufacture.

It is an Instrument designed for the marching band market wich is a rought market to be in. A Bach Strad starts to self destruct if a Marching Band Student even looks it's way. It is not going to be the same type of trumpet as the say the Chicago series the extra braceing alone is going to make a huge impact on it's sound and responce. We have no idea if this has a two piece bell or a hand hammered bell etc.....

When one compares this to some of the junk that DEG and Dynasty churn out for Marching band it might as well be a Monette by comparsion! If you want a lightly built trumpet that will not stand up tot he abuse seen on themarching field then buy that! If you want a great a trumpet purpose built for Marching Band I think this is the ultimate!

P.S. My 10 rateing is simply becasue I had to give it a rateing and I wanted to negate the previous one.
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Review Date: 10/6/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,000.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: good sound, great looking, good intonation
Cons: slides

good horn. .470 bore takes up more air and makes slurs a bit harder. aestheticaly it is amazing. the third slide is too hard for min and theres an air leak on it but thats just mine because my friend has the exact same one and it works fine for her. i dont think its worth 1000 bucks though.....
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