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Clich here . . . .

TOM HUTCHINSON 

ADJUSTABLE 

BOTTOM CAPS


ABCs 

with 

4 WEIGHT OPTIONS


finished in Silver Plate 

with 24 Carat Gold Trim


Made in Hampshire 

by Ray Farr Flugels 


a message from

TOM HUTCHINSON


Tom Hutchinson


“I love the ABC, it really helps my playing. 

I use it on my 1st Valve".

Tom Hutchinson, Principal Cornet at Cory tried one of our Heavy Bottom Valve Caps in 2021 and liked it, but said could he try some of differing weights just to compare, so we made an Adjustable prototype, enabling four different weight options for Tom to try.


After a month, Tom said I’ve chosen the slightly lighter option with 3 Weights and “I love the ABC, it really helps my playing”.


The Tom Hutchinson ABC 

was born

Tom Hutchinson ABCs are available for all makes of Soprano, Cornet, Flugel Horn, Trumpet and Tenor Horn through 

The Cornet Shop 

our Sole Worldwide Distributor


ORDER ON 1 MONTH APPROVAL 

This will take you to 

The Cornet Shop

then just enter ABC to search

and order your Make & Model

WHAT IS AN ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM CAP?

The Tom Hutchinson ABC replaces the 1st or 3rd Valve Bottom Cap on Sopranos, Cornets, Trumpets, Flugel Horns and Tenor Horns. They are the same diameter and thread as the Valve Casing on your Instrument.


1st or 3rd Valve it's your choice. Some players prefer an ABC on the 1st Valve and some on the 3rd, with the BIG advantage being that you can try the 4 Weight options and find the one that works best for you and your instrument.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

From Students to Professionals of all ages,  customers worldwide tell us that using an ABC has a very positive effect in "Centring and Securing the Notes in all Registers, helping to Slot them more accurately".



HOW DOES IT WORK?

The first diagram details the Waveform of a Note when there is not an ABC weight added to a Valve Casing and shows the degree to which us brass players, as much as we try to keep the note in the centre, can lip the note up and down (shown between the orange lines) from its actual True Centre of the Note shown by the green line. 

The second diagram shows how by adding extra weight with an ABC to a Valve Casing, it Attenuates the Note closer to its True Centre. An analogy of this is when we used to turn the dial on an old-style radio to "Tune it in" and get the best reception, that’s the Attenuation achieved by using an ABC.


The science behind the ABC is that by adding Mass/Weight, this Attenuates the Lower Harmonic Partials, acting positively in terms of centring/securing the notes. 


The science is interesting, but actually Trying an ABC is the Real Proof and that's where our 1 Month Approval facility Worldwide really helps.


ORDER ON 1 MONTH APPROVAL

This will take you to

The Cornet Shop

then just enter ABC to search

and order your Make & Model

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Some Customer Comments . . . .



 . . . . Sam from Burton-on-Trent said "Putting one on the 3rd valve of my cornet has helped me place my notes better and made the sound more solid". 



 . . . . Helen from Wales  “It works fabulously for me on my Sovereign Tenor Horn" I use all 4 weights assembled".




. . . . Hennig from Copenhagen "I recommend  ABC to everyone - it works - FANTASTISK!"



. . . . Dan from Manchester "Just love it on my  sop, great engineering too".



. . . . Barney from Purbrook "On my cornet 1st valve it's fantastic; centres my notes more and really helps my playing". If it's good enough for Tom Hutchinson it's good enough for me!!  I'll keep practising!



. . . . Les from Flamborough (88 years young) "I have found I now have a more rounded sound to my tone with more centred notes".



. . . . Diane from Pontefract " I wouldn't leave home for band or a concert without it!!"



 . . . .Thomas from Burton-on-Trent (16) said "Having the ABC really helps me with slotting the notes, I hit the notes straight in the middle which gives me great confidence!"



. . . . Bret from New Jersey "Hey!! What have you guys done, this is amazing on my Strad.



You're very welcome to try an

A B C

(you just need the one for the best results)



1 Month Approval 

anywhere in the World 

. . . . without obligation


ORDER ON 1 MONTH APPROVAL


This will take you to

The Cornet Shop

then just enter ABC to search

and order your Make & Model 




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*   Made in the UK  

*   Shipped Worldwide

*   1 Month Approval

*   Available For . . . .


ADAMS  *  BACH  *  B&S  *  BESSON  *  BOOSEY & Co  *  BOOSEY & HAWKES  *  CALICCHIO  *  CONN  *  COUESNON  *  COURTOIS  *  EASTMAN  *  ECLIPSE  *  GENEVA  *  GETZEN  *  HIRSBRUNNER  *  JOHN PACKER "JP"  *  JOHN PACKER "JP STERLING"  *  JOHN PACKER "JP SMITH-WATKINS"  *  JUPITER  *  MACK  *  MIRAPHONE  *  SCHILKE  *  SMITH-WATKINS  *  STERLING VIRTUOSO  *  STOMVI  *  TAYLOR  *  THOMANN  *  WESSEX  *  WILLSON  *  YAMAHA  *  YORK



Tom Hutchinson ABCs

 for   

Sopranos     Cornets     Trumpets 

Flugel Horns   &   Tenor Horns 

on the 1st or 3rd Valve - your choice 


from Professional Players to Students 

Young People to Senior Citizens

customers tell us that using one 

always has a positive effect in

centring and securing the notes



1 Months' Approval 

so you can 

see for yourself 

. . . . we deliver Worldwide . . . .


ORDER ON 1 MONTH APPROVAL

This will take you to

The Cornet Shop

then just enter ABC to search

and order your Make & Model




ABC PRODUCTION & ELECTRO-PLATING

- presto!

We produce all the parts on CNC Lathes here in Aldershot, Hampshire.  Each component is computer coded to ensure the highest accuracy, with 100% inspection at every stage ensuring the optimum quality.

ABC ELECTRO-PLATING

The ABCs are wired-up ready for electro-plating with a flash of Bright Copper plate applied first which then gives perfect adhesion for the 25 Microns of Bright Silver Plate and 24 Carat Gold Plate on the ABC Threaded End Piece. 

WILL IT WORK FOR ME?

The evidence from over 2,400 Heavy Bottom Valve Caps sold is Yes and to make sure, you can try one for a Month Without Obligation and see the benefits for yourself - we ship Worldwide.

 

With our unique 1 Month Approval offer you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.


The common comment from players at all levels is . . . "It centres the notes and makes them far more secure"


Our Heavy Bottom Valve Caps have gone to very satisfied Professional Brass Musicians and Students alike to the Four Corners of the Globe.


TRY A 

TOM HUTCHINSON ABC 

for Soprano  Cornet  Trumpet

Flugel Horn  or Tenor Horn

on 1 MONTH APPROVAL

You've got nothing to lose 

and everything to gain . . . .



. . . . of over two-thousand four-hundred  

Heavy Bottom Valve Caps sold worldwide 

we've only ever had one returned for a refund 

to give you an idea of how well they work!



ORDER ON 1 MONTH APPROVAL

This will take you to

The Cornet Shop

then just enter ABC to search

and order your Make & Model 




ABCs 

are also available for


Baritones (1st Valve) 

& Euphoniums (4th Valve)


for Details and Ordering . . . .

CLICK HERE


We're currently working on

F,  EEb,  CC  &  BBb Tuba ABCs

for both Piston and Rotary Valves

. . . . aiming August 2022 . . . . we'll keep you up-dated