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Single Bb Horn

Weighing only 1,7 kg this is a light weight horn ideal for solo work and chamber music. It can be supplied with an extra F-extension or be available with a fitted 5th valve. (The extension is to be used instead of the stopping extension. A further possibility is the B/C-A where the C-valve is operated by a second thumb lever. (With the C-valve the single horn in Bb has an even better a" -(sounding d")). The tone of our single Bb-horn can hardly be distinguished from that of a doublehorn. Its response and the lightly moving finger-levers give the hornplayer a feeling of effortless agility. The single Bb-horn can be ordered with bell-size Brendan, Europa and Americus.

TAPER OPTIONS BRENDAN – our Geyer-model, named after the Irish Saint who discovered the „New World" in the 11th century, captures the richest integrity of tone in the fortissimo range without the harshness found in most Geyer copies. It is possible that players used to a far larger throat will find the Brendan the perfect balance of response and power. The Brendan taper can be well combined with different bell flares. AMERICUS – this popular instrument is perhaps our most unusual! How can an instrument with only a large throat provide the broadness of tone of the large Kruspe style instruments, yet be so easy to play? With success the Americus has invaded the very bastion of the large, nickel hornplaying school, providing the player with all the power and aggression demanded but with far superior accuracy. More about this on the OPTIONS page.

Weight with A / stopping 1700 g
weight without stopping valve 1500 g
cyl. bore 12 mm
bell diameter 310 mm
Yellow-Brass 2.790 €
Yellow-Brass with A / stopping 3.290 €
Gold-Brass with A / stopping 3.390 €
Nickel Silver with A / stopping 3.590 €
Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.