Steven Craven.A.G.S.M.Trumpet.Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. Odyssey Brass Quintet Spain.

For the past 30 years as a professional trumpet player I have participated in a wide variety of demanding situations that a musician can find himself performing.Sometimes on occsions it is wise to be well prepared and to go into these situtions with a very high level of quality tools preparing your arsenal of defensive weapons against any kind of aspect of music making.Over the years I have been trying to find good quality reliable equipment to meet my personal demands.In todays competitive markets there are so many instrument makers and dealers all over the world and most brands you will have to pay top dollar for almost any kind of professional level instrument. A couple of years ago I met master craftsman of O dos se yo wind instruments Peter Pollard from Manchester UK. At first when I heard about these instruments I immediatly thought they were just another run of the mill instrument.Now, ive played tested and performed on these unique instruments I can be very confident that their quality and characteristics have been very helpful in difficult times just when your looking for that special kind of instrument that gets the job done.Pollard instruments range from student modles through to medium models and up to professional custom line. The student model in particular the OTR1200 Odyssey Bb with changeable slides to C is a very versitile student trumpet indeed giving breadth of sound ,great response in articulation and attacks and controlled lyrical movement in those pianissimo passages without losing any of the previous mentioned characteristics.One of the most outstanding features of these Odyssey instruments are the relation quality to price.The student or professional are getting a great deal as the low price does not reflect these instruments great qualities. I am now a Pollard instrumentalist and will trust these instruments to do the job. Thank you Peter Pollard.
Steven Craven.A.G.S.M.

Trumpet.Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. Odyssey Brass Quintet Spain.
Thank you Steven

About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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