Yamaha YHR-668DII French horn

£ £6,200.00
Ref: YHR668DII
1 in stock In Stock

F/B-flat full double (detachable bell)

The YHR-668D emulates the beautiful rich tone and commanding presence of the great vintage Krüspe-style horns, adding state-of-the-art intonation and playability. It is equally capable of projecting during solos or blending with a section.

  • Clear lacquer finish
  • Bore size: 0.472 in. (12 mm)
  • Detachable yellow brass bell
  • Gold brass leadpipe
  • Krüspe wrap
  • String lever action
  • Case included

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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 many instruments are made from nickel-silver to add brilliance.

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