18-HH7801NSA-0-0, HANS HOYER 7801 FRENCH HORN, HERITAGE SERIES, UNLACQUERED, NICKEL SILVER, DETACHABLE BELL, Bb/F
The Hans Hoyer 7801 F/Bb Heritage Series French Horns are “Kruspe” style instruments for players who are looking for the large dark “studio” sound without compromising control. The design was developed in close cooperation with key artists, including Vince De Rosa and Myron Bloom. The design of the ‘Kruspe Style’ French Horn dates back to 1897. But new innovations and improvements have made the instrument better all the time.
The bell receives special attention in the annealing process as the last branch and bell flare are made from one piece of brass rather than the traditional two-piece design. This brings out additional harmonics and resonance that players respond to. The valves have also been specially treated and hand-fitted to have an “aged” feel so players do not have a “break-in period” and can be very comfortable from the very beginning.
This instrument comes with the new trademarked 3B linkage system. 3B stands for “Bronze Ball Bearing”. Two steel balls are held within a bronze ball bearing for each valve. This optimises the transmission: one ball connects the valve action rod to the bottom of the lever, while the other one is connected to the stop arm. Additionally to this perfect gliding mechanism of steel and bronze, a spring on the connector to the valve action rod keeps the linkage in an optimal position to guarantee a perfectly smooth movement.
- Key : F/Bb
- Model : Heritage 7801
- Bore : .468″ / 11,90 mm
- Bell : 12.204″ / 310 mm
- Valves : 4 “aged-in” conical rotary valves
- 3B linkage system
- Yellow brass body
- specially treated and annealed “one-piece” hand-hammered extra-large (XL) throat bell
- gold brass lead pipe
- adjustable thumb lever
- additional main tuning slide for European tuning
- Finish : Unlacquered
- Outfit : Mouthpiece, rotor oil, slide grease, torx/Alan wrenches, cleaning cloth, lightweight backpack-style case
- Made in Germany
Meister Hans Hoyer horns are built not only to uncompromising musical and technical standards, but they are manufactured in an environmentally clean plant, utilising entirely new state of the art processes engineered especially for brasswind instruments.
Hans Hoyer French Horns are a special order item. Contact KJ Music in Sydney for further information and pricing. Phone (02) 9636 7111; email firstname.lastname@example.org