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Type:  F/Bb compensating double



Bell throat profile: Medium-Large


Alloy: nickel silver


Bell flare: detachable (but see further down the page).


Valve compression: very good


Visual/cosmetic condition: generally very good.


Further details: a lovely, lightweight horn dating from the

era when all high quality brass instruments were hand-

made by a single 'master craftsman'.


A very good player with a clear, well-defined high

register, slightly more free-blowing on the F side than

on many compensators; this means that it can be used on

a low part almost as effectively as a full double.

Optionally available for £80 is an original Kruspe brass

alternative main tuning slide (a perfect fit with this

horn) that lowers the Bb horn to

A, (requiring the F slide to be pulled out about 2-3 cm

further than the closed position).  The 'A' slide can be

seen in photo #2. 

Works such as Spohr's Octet in E,

Beethoven's "Abscheulicher" (Fidelio) aria and Weber's

Concertino in E are much easier to play on a horn in




 A 'memorable piece of horn history', this is a

practical, usable, characterful example, with a lot of

life left in it.


 Its 'sub-£2K' price qualifies it for a parallel

listing in the 'Intermediate' category, although it is 

a professional-quality horn.


Its bell flare threads are quite fragile, so I recommend that it

be kept in a fixed bell case.  A very solid and protective

USA-style case is supplied. 



NB: for international buyers:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the price or its delivery/shipping charges. It is the responsibility of the buyer/importer to pay these import taxes. Please enquire with your country's customs department to find what these additional costs will be. They are usually collected by the delivering courier company.



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