bort wrote:That silver one is pretty sweet. Is that factory original, or was it replated later?
I don't think I've ever seen a silver Cerveny of any model.
I looked into getting a silver one a few years ago. I was told that the factory wouldn't make one and that I'd have to get it in raw brass, then pay a fortune to have it prepped and plated here in the states. I opted out.
So I, too, am very curious as to how this one came to be. Let us know.
A bit of a side note...........When I chose this PT3P CC, I was told by the salesman (Neil) this model was the B & S answer to the Cerveny Piggy. The Piggy had become popular (esp. in Europe) and B & S wanted a share of that market.
It's of similar proportions and exhibits many of the same characteristics proclaimed by Piggy owners. It's a compact horn with the capabilities of bigger horns. A few alternate fingerings are required (mostly in the 4th partial) but the horn responds to this quite well. Also, the 3rd partial is a bit flat but a few weeks of playing makes this go away Like the Piggy, it's a large bore horn (.748”-.825”) so it requires some air.
I favor pistons over rotors and find this to be a quite versatile horn. Basically, I now use it for everything from small ensembles to big symphonic bands. Sorry if this make me a Hog in the Piggy thread.
The last time I spent any time around at PT-3, I remember thinking the bows and branches were pretty small compared to the piggy, and of course, the bore is a lot smaller through the most of the valve section (not sure which valves are "graduated")
here's a pic of the rotary version, just for comparison.