Treble double horns

Bb / high F treble double horn, model 61

Helmut Finke applied for a patent on July 3, 1975 for the basic idea with two separate lead pipes for each side of the horn. It was first implemented on a Bb / high F treble double horn, then transferred to the triple horn and now used in this new design. The advantage is an independently tunable high F section and a long leadpipe on the B side that is not interrupted. This system has significantly reduced the tonal difference between the two sides of the horn.

In den Konzerten die zwischen 1740 und 1800 entstanden wird das barocke Horn hauptsächlich in seiner höchsten Lage gespielt, denn hier liegen die Naturtöne eng beisammen. Nachdem das Horn im Verlauf der Klassik und Romantik immer weiter mensuriert wurde und so die „Clarin“-Lage nicht mehr spielbar war, musten die Hornkonzerte von Leopold Mozart, Fiala, Neruda, Josef Reicha, Sperger u.a. für Trompete bearbeitet werden. Das B/Hoch-F-Diskantdoppelhorn erlaubt es aber die oben erwähnten Werke oder andere spätbarocke oder frühklassische Werke für Horn wiederaufzuführen. Gleichzeitig dient es als vollwertiges B-Horn. Die Abbildung zeigt das B/Hoch-F-Diskantdoppelhorn mit A-Stopf-Ventil.

Technical details

  • Weight 2300g
  • Bore 12,1mm
  • Bell diameter 310mm

Prices

  • Yellow-Brass 7.090€
  • Gold-Brass 7.290€
  • Nickel Silver 7.490€

The prices listed include the paintwork, a leadpipe of your choice, a four-year rotor guarantee and mechanical minibal joints. Please refer to our price list for prices for options.

Bb / high Bb treble double horn, model 60

For the Bb / high Bb double horn we use a different design concept than for the Bb / high F, because the short high Bb horn means that it is not possible to use the bump and the bell on the lower horn side. Both sides of the horn use the first part of the lead pipe together, but are then separated by a double valve, which switches back and forth between the ends (the conical pipe area between valve block and bell) at the same time. This results in two largely separate instrument parts that only use the rest of the bell. The two horn sides are coordinated independently of each other. An A-stop valve is installed on the deep B-side, but this can also be omitted if required.

Technical details

  • Weight 2300g
  • Bore 12,1mm
  • Bell diameter 310mm

Prices

  • Yellow-Brass 7.490€
  • Gold-Brass 7.690€
  • Nickel Silver 7.890€

The prices listed include a leadpipe of your choice, a four-year rotor guarantee and mechanical minibal joints. Please see our price list for prices for options.