MJB '1103' copy

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Maker:  MJB Instruments

Model:  A generalised copy of an Alexander 1103,

customised by a gold brass engraved authentic

Alexander leadpipe.

Type:  F/Bb or Bb/F full double

Bell throat profile: medium

Tubing bore/ internal diameter: 11.85 mm

Alloy: lacquered yellow brass body, gold brass leadpipe.

Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe.

Weight: 2.7 kg

Visual / cosmetic condition: very good.

Some very slight loss of lacquer and a few tiny dings in the

bell flare are merely cosmetic issues that have no effect on

the horn’s playing qualities.

Rotor compression: very good

Original hard case in good condition

Further details:

         an ‘easy blower’ requiring less effort than many other

double horns, maybe on account of its 11.85mm

central bore compared to the Alexander's 12.1 mm.

Its 4th valve plate can be laterally adjusted for 'left hand

comfort', very similar to that on the Alex 1103, Yamaha 567

and all Finke models.

The instrument's only slightly negative feature is its weight,

which is heavier than the average 2.55 kg of most double


Generally, a very good player with an even response

over the entire range, and remarkable 'value for money'.


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MJB '1103' copy