Holton Horn

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Opinions on Holton French horns?

I'm thinking of buying a new French horn. Basically, I'm looking for a professional model double horn that will produce a darker tone (which rules out a lot of European models, from what I hear) with no recurring problems in the upper or lower registers. I've heard good things about the Holton H179 model, but I've also heard that Holtons don't have a good reputation among professionals. Any opinions on Holton horns in general? What about Conn or Yamaha? I've pretty much ruled out any horn with a cut bell, and I'd prefer rose brass, and nothing that takes an unusually large amount of air (such as the Conn 8D, from what I've heard). I'm getting overwhelmed with all of the choices!

One more thing - does anyone know the pros and cons of having a geyer or kuspe wrap? I've only ever played on a horn with the geyer wrap. Obviously I'm going to try out some horns at a music store before I fork over $4,000 for a new one, but I'd like some starting opinions.

I have not heard anything bad about the Holton H179 and know several horn players who use it as their main instrument. Conn of Yamaha Horns are perfectly acceptable as well. I played on a Yamaha 667 for years and had great success with it.

Having a screw bell has no noticeable affect on the playability of the horn. It simply makes it more convenient to fit in a case and allows you to change bell flares sizes.

A Rose Brass Horn will make the tone considerably darker due to the nature of the metal. On my own Yamaha 667 I converted to a Rose Brass screw bell from a Conn 11D and was very happy with it.

Horns don’t generally take more air to play than another, but there are differences when you combine all the variables: Horn, Leadpipe, Mouthpiece, and Embouchure. For instance Conn 8D are considered large bore horns and tend to blow more freely. They are a Kruspe wrap and provide less resistance overall vs a Geyer wrap horn which has a smaller bore. Be aware though that there is confusion about just what large bore means. Read John Erikson’s article for a more in depth discussion regarding bore size: http://hornmatters.com/2010/06/bore/

I played on a King Eroica a Kruspe wrap for many years, but over time I wanted to refine my sound. I wanted a more compact sound and I wanted to tighten the resistance of the horn to open my range. I chose the Yamaha 667 and was very happy with the result. My sound was brighter (expected) but also easier to control. Geyer wrap horns are the trend in orchestras today even in America.

Keep researching as there are many excellent choices under $4k. Find a competent teacher to critically listen as you try each horn. Steer clear of ebayed horns and any that have a manufactures name that is hard to find the source (i.e. Horns made in China).

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