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Posted by HSBD on 7/23/2021, 6:30 am
I am looking to purchase some actual F mellophones so that we can get rid of the awful Bb marching horns we have been using. I have been looking around at different options, and obviously the Yamaha's are the tried and true standard, but someone brought me an Orion (half the price) to compare the two, and they are surprisingly comparable. The Yamaha is easier to overblow in the low range, but the upper range seems to slot better for me. (I'm a trumpet player) The Orion also seems a little darker with the mello mouthpiece, but it was also laquered while the Yamaha was silver.
Anyone have any experience with the Orions? Is it worth saving the $800 per? Any other brands I should be looking into?