Conn 10D French horn

Conn
£ £4,100.00
Ref: 10D
1 in stock In Stock



The Conn 10D ‘Symphony’ full-double French horn has the smallest bell throat of the manufacturer’s range of Geyer model (‘Symphony’ series) instruments.

Its yellow-brass bell and first branch produce a bright timbre and an immediate response, in marked contrast to the large, dark tone of the iconic Conn 8D model.

  • Clear lacquer finish
  • Bore size: 0.468 in. (11.89 mm)
  • Bell diameter: 12 in. (305 mm)
  • Geyer wrap
  • Fixed bell with small bell throat
  • Yellow brass construction
  • Reversible fourth valve (F-B-flat/B-flat-F)
  • Semi-mechanical lever action
  • Tapered rotors and bearings

Also available in the Conn professional French horn range:

Model/description Bell
Fixed Detachable
Krüspe
Mechanical thumb lever action 8D 8DSE (ex-demo)
String thumb lever action V8D V8DS (ex-demo)
Geyer Yellow brass bell 10D | 11DE 11DES
Red brass bell 11DRE 11DRES

Most modern full-double French horns follow one of two layouts defined by the position in relation to the standard three valves of the thumb-operated fourth valve. The 'Krüspe' layout places it close to the thumb lever and first valve; the 'Geyer' layout places it after the third valve. The Geyer layout results in fewer bends in the tubing ('open' wrap) which combined with a smaller bell gives a generally brighter tone; to compensate many Geyer models are made in yellow or red brass to darken their sound. The tighter 'closed' wrap of the Krüspe layout plus a larger bell results in a characteristically dark tone, so some instruments are made from nickel-silver to add brightness.

Manufacturer’s website: conn-selmer.eu

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