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Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn

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It requires no compromise of intonation on valve combination, as is the case with compensating designs. The fifth valve is a Bb-F rotor. The fourth v...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-19-2018

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A full, not compensating, double.

It requires no compromise of intonation on valve combination, as is the case with compensating designs. The fifth valve is a Bb-F rotor. The fourth valve is a muting valve that lowers the horn 3/4 step to bring stopped horn mutes into tune without intonation. Extra fourth slide puts Bb in the key of A, so written E horn parts do not have to be transposed.

Key of Bb/high F Descant. .468" bore; 12.25" large-throated, hand-hammered, yellow brass detachable bell; 5 valves; tapered, hand-lapped brass rotors; brass branches and crooks with solid nickel silver connecting ferrules; slides are hand-lapped brass both inside and outside; lacquered brass finish.

FEATURES
  • Key of Bb/high F Descant
  • .468" bore
  • 12.25" large-throated, hand-hammered yellow brass detachable bell
  • 5 valves
  • Tapered hand-lapped brass rotors
  • Brass branches and crooks with solid nickel silver connecting ferrules
  • Slides are hand-lapped brass both inside and outside
  • Lacquered brass finish

A horn the advanced player will find liberating. Make it your main instrument. Order today.

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HoltonH200 Professional Descant French Horn
 
4.3

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5.0

Holton H200 Descant

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn:

A superior horn to the Conn 12D - better in tune throughout the range and has a nice,not screechy, top register with the F alto. The H200 is a direct copy of the pre-1985 Paxman 40.It's a great horn and a GREAT value.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

over all this is a good instrument

By Bill-hQRIu

from Wichita Ks

Comments about Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn:

Nice instrument, the bell seems to be made of material of a heaver gauge, this stops the ringing quality holton was known for years back... to bad, thin it up just a bit... But this instrument is still much better than that lead pipe manufacture Paxman... Mr. Holton how about a Tripple Horn, in F/Bflat/High Bflat, that's right High Bflat, lets quit messing around and stomp the other makers in the ground, I was working with well known maker in germany gave up on them, bickering over bell size, they think small is good... We need a large throated bell here in the States, Let's make it here.

 
4.0

A Good Descant for the Money

By Sooner Cornist

from Norman, OK

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy Tone Production
  • Responsive
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

  • Some inherent intonation problems: 5th harmonic

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    Comments about Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn:

    For under $6000, to have a reliable descant like this is astounding. Holton got this right years ago. I have heard they were discontinuing this instrument, so I hope this is not true. What I like about this instrument is the following:

    1. Free blowing. It doesn't confine the player and plays evenly when crossing the F to the Bb side
    2. Tone. I can get my normal sound. So many other instruments are stuffy and get a claustrophobic sound
    3. Responsive. The instrument is fairly agile

    When I decided to upgrade my descant, I tried out 9 other manufacturers before I found an instrument that I liked better than my 200. I still have it as you never know when you need a back up

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