Re: Cannonball-Big Bell horns (good horns or waste of money)
They look nice, and have that big bell tone. However, they don't have the greatest intonation. If I were you, and had enough money for a Big Bell, I'd probably go with a Yani, Yamaha Custom, or Keilwerth SX90. The keilwerth has a bigger bell (correct me if I'm wrong), similar to the cannonball, but will have better intonation, and better, in my opinion resale value. It will definitely give you a big tone, keilwerth is known for tone. My teacher's old music store almost became a Cannonball dealer. He said that the man who was displaying the horns had a very nice tone, and was a good player, but was out of tune. To me, intonation is key. I'd much rather get a Yani, Yamaha, Selmer, or Keilwerth than a cannonball, I think you get a lot more for the money.