Lily Carassik from Apex Horns

Hi Peter! 
Thanks again for letting us try out the instruments! I’m so excited to get my new horn!
Some words about the trumpets I tried: 
I have been playing a P.Mauriat 700 for the past year because I was in my final year of completing a jazz degree and I was looking for something agile and light but with an interesting and dark sound. Before trying out the 72 and 720 I was expecting very similar horns with perhaps slight adjustments to things like the valves or finger hooks. However, I was surprised to find that the 72 and 720 are beautiful horns in their own right, with more weight, and a clear, defined timbre. 

Just like the 700, they make it easy to pitch, making lip slurs almost effortless and they both require very little blowing to get a good sound out which is perfect for those high energy gigs.

I decided to go with the 720 as I found the sound to be both rich and velvety but also punchy and zingy towards the top register which caters exceptionally well to the jazz and pop gigs I do. The weight is there but still fairly light overall and the valves are quick and responsive with such an interesting design! 

I am so happy to be getting my new P.Mauriat and see what if can really do! 
Lily Carassik from Apex Horns
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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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