Trompas dople

F/Bb Trompa dople modelo Brendan & Americus

Kruspe was already producing the first double horn in 1897 in a compensating form which was shortly followed by a full double horn. Up until today nothing has changed on the basic form. Different models only show a different valve arrangement. Meister Fritz Knopf’s arrangement of valves is still well-liked today. Here all the valves are in a row with the change valve after the third valve. 

FINKE double horns are „Knopf”-models. In the 20’s Karl Geyer from Chicago also took over this valve arrangement. His version allows long tuning-slides, a long mouthpipe and wide bends. We make the Knopf-Geyer-model in many different variations. The professional models are the Americus and the Brendan, both with the same wrap but different taper, their characteristiques are described below. The instrument shown is in gold brass with detachable bell and options like garland, flipper and adjustable finger hook.

TAPER OPTIONS BRENDAN – our Geyer-model, named after the Irish Saint who discovered the „New World” in the 11th century, captures the richest integrity of tone in the fortissimo range without the harshness found in most Geyer copies. It is possible that players used to a far larger throat will find the Brendan the perfect balance of response and power. The Brendan taper can be well combined with different bell flares. AMERICUS – this popular instrument is perhaps our most unusual! How can an instrument with only a large throat provide the broadness of tone of the large Kruspe style instruments, yet be so easy to play? With success the Americus has invaded the very bastion of the large, nickel hornplaying school, providing the player with all the power and aggression demanded but with far superior accuracy. More about this on the OPTIONS page.

Price

Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.

F/Bb Double Horn, "Legacy" Model

The design of our legacy model is in the tradition of Carl Geyer´s double horn. The 120-degree valve and the parallel arrangement of the main and F-tuning slide are characteristic features. By reducing the supports and soldering the decisive pipe bends, the play behavior was changed decisively, a feeling of play “as if from the block” was created and expanded the overtone spectrum.

 

The clear arrangement of the pipe elbows led to an optimization of the center of gravity, so that the instrument is very comfortable to hold

Other highlights are the tuning slide on the B side, which simplifies cleaning, and the individually adjustable thumb lever for the changeover valve.

The horn is manufactured in the medium scale, but can optionally supplied in ML

TAPER OPTIONS BRENDAN – our Geyer-model, named after the Irish Saint who discovered the „New World” in the 11th century, captures the richest integrity of tone in the fortissimo range without the harshness found in most Geyer copies. It is possible that players used to a far larger throat will find the Brendan the perfect balance of response and power. The Brendan taper can be well combined with different bell flares. AMERICUS – this popular instrument is perhaps our most unusual! How can an instrument with only a large throat provide the broadness of tone of the large Kruspe style instruments, yet be so easy to play? With success the Americus has invaded the very bastion of the large, nickel hornplaying school, providing the player with all the power and aggression demanded but with far superior accuracy. More about this on the OPTIONS page.

Price

Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.

F/Bb Double Horn, Model 63 & 66

In 1897, the Kruspe company built the first double horn in a “compensating” design. Shortly afterwards a fully developed instrument followed. Since then nothing has changed in the basic construction

Different models only have different valve arrangements. In the arrangement that Master Fritz Knopf chose, all the valves are in a row. Finke double horns are “Knopf” models. The instrument maker Karl Geyer also adopted the arrangement in 1927 in Chicago. The arrangement allows long lead pipes and wide Bows

We build the Knopf Geyer model in different versions. Finke double horns are available as Brendan Americus and Europa-model. As a special feature, different bell flares can be combined with the model

TAPER OPTIONS BRENDAN – our Geyer-model, named after the Irish Saint who discovered the „New World” in the 11th century, captures the richest integrity of tone in the fortissimo range without the harshness found in most Geyer copies. It is possible that players used to a far larger throat will find the Brendan the perfect balance of response and power. The Brendan taper can be well combined with different bell flares. AMERICUS – this popular instrument is perhaps our most unusual! How can an instrument with only a large throat provide the broadness of tone of the large Kruspe style instruments, yet be so easy to play? With success the Americus has invaded the very bastion of the large, nickel hornplaying school, providing the player with all the power and aggression demanded but with far superior accuracy. More about this on the OPTIONS page.

Price

Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.

Bb/High Bb Descant Double Horn

We use a different design concept for the B-high-B Double Horn, than for the B-high-F Horn because the short high-B Horn makes it impossible to use the bump and bell on the low horn side. Both sides share the first part of the leadpipe, but then they are separated by a double valve, which switches back and forth between the lugs. This results in two separate instrument parts that only share the rest of the bell.  The two horn sides are tuned independently of each other. An A stopping valve is installed at the lower B Site, but can omitted if desired

Price

Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.

Bb/High F Descant Double Horn

Helmut Finke patented on 3.7.1975 the basic idea of two separate mouthpipes- one for each horn section. It was first used on a Bb-F alto descant-horn, then transferred to the triple horn and now onto this new design.The major advantage of this design are: a) independable tuning of the two horn sides, b) better matching sound, a regular long lead pipe for the Bb side of the instrument. Recommended taper size of bell-flare on this instrument is the Brendan taper, also available as “Europa” and “Americus”. The horn can optionally be fitted with an descant Eb-crook and a low F extension for the A-valve, which allows to play the F harmonics.

Price

Listed prices include lacquer, a lead pipe of your choice, four years warranty on valves and mechanical Miniball linkages. More options you may find on our PRICELISTS.

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