Re: French horns
Posted by Blackhorn on 10/11/2018, 11:34 am, in reply to "French horns"
Conn 8D, the "vintage" model if you can afford it. It still has the tone and sound of old, at a premium. |
Yamaha 671 or 668II. 671 is a Geyer wrap ("trigger" rotor is positioned *after* the main valve cluster, among other wrapping differences). I've never sounded great on one, finding them stuffy at full tilt, but I've heard plenty of people play them well. They also fit in well with orchestra, chamber, and smaller wind ensemble settings.
668II is the Kruspe wrap, which I prefer, very similar to a Conn 8D, just as playable, solid in the high and extreme low registers. A great school horn replacement if you want to step away from the modern-day Conns.
Hans Hoyer 6801 (mechanical linkage), 6802 (string). European made, but great quality and sound. Again, this is the Kruspe wrap, like the 8D. I know they're popular school horns out farther west. I've only played on them at conventions, but they have great reviews.
Holton 179/181. Holton takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Tough, durable horns with great high range. Good for students that can play but don't really BLOW. Those who do BLOW can find them a little stuffy, though still playable.