Was the Blue Label ever really "a top shelf pro horn"?
They were OK I suppose, better than a Weltklang, some were probably really good, but overall as a whole I never got the impression we are talking top table in the same way as the late model B&S horns here.
I’ve owned two silver plated Blue Label tenors and a slew of B&S 2001 and Medusa era horns. Loved them all and I’d define the Blue Labels as great horns that are a little more ballsy but unrefined. Incredibly lush subtones on the Blue Labels, with all the other B&S horns I’ve owned taking a close second. I sold both my Blue Labels because the left hand ergos weren’t great for me, specifically my thumb would rub on a post/screw head next to the left thumbrest.
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