Service - horn options

Der Kranz

Players not only like the bell garland for its quality and style. It also produces a more centred sound which is less likely to break out in Forte playing.

Bell Flare Sizes

We offer 3 different bell sizes (M,L,XL). Thus, the L-bell (seen from the screw) flares somewhat faster than the M bell, and the XL even more strongly.

M is the standard bell for the Brendan, L for the Americus and the XL belonged in former times to the Concorde model (which at present is no longer available). The different bells can be combined partially with the different tapers, then the Brendan can be played also well with the L-bell or Brendan as well as Americus with the XL bell. L gives somewhat more volume to the sound. XL produces a sound characteristic similar to the Conn 8D.

  • 3 bell sizes: M,L,XL
  • All bells are also available hand hammered.
  • Thicker walls possible (heavy weight bell)
  • All Bells available with Garland

Detachable or fixed bell

A detachable ( srew) bell clearly has some advantages over a fixed one. One is that the suit-case shaped case or bag) is easier to handleand less likely to bash into things around it, including people! A horn gets the most depressions and scratches within the bell range but with the screwing cup a repair is substantially more easy and more economically to be accomplished. A further and substantial advantage is the possibility of using different bell flares with the instrument, because the width and different materials can have large influences on sound and blowing characteristic.


Legierungs Optionen - Messing


The standard with most brasswind instruments. Good durability and sound characteristics.

Optionen Legierung - Goldmessing


Deeper in sound and colour. Softer and warmer in tone.

Optionen Legierung - Nickel

Nickel Silver

The hardest of the three. Produces a clear and bright sound.

With or Without Lacquer

Some times musicians order the option “without lacquer finish”. Some musicians have the opinion that the film of varnish affects the vibration behavior of the instrument unfavorably. However, so far there exists no clear proof about this.

Holding Aids

The adjustable hand rest is set to rest on the index finger, part of the weight of the instrument is thus transferred to this part of the hand.

The adjustable finger hook permits a better adjustment to the position for holding with the little finger.

Water Keys

The standard design of most horn models comes with one water key. Additionally further keys can be added according to desire.