Instruments

W 353X

F/Bb/F alto (Eb alto) triple  horn, compensating

Inspired by the success of our full triple horn we introduced the compensating model in year 2011. In difference to the full triple horn, the F part valve extension is realized by addition of extension crooks to the Bb part valve extensions.

The result is a compensation triple horn which weights 150 grams less than a full triple horn and is not much heavier than a double horn with stop valve.

Because most of the triple horns are played by high horn players, the sometimes reputed disadvantage of compensating horns in the lower range is to neglect here.

But there are also some important advantages compared to the full triple horn. Next to the lower weight, the high range is playable easier and the difference between Bb and F alto part is smaller.

Another advantage is the thumb mechanism, which is more comfortable because of a shorter thumb-way.

An additional Eb crook set is available.

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Technical data

  • less weight than a full triple horn
  • full length of leadpipe in F/Bb part
  • with optional Eb- set playable in F/Bb/Eb alto
  • main valves “Minibal” linkages
  • switch valves string linkages
  • bell size M, ML (ML recommended)
  • “…it plays like a double horn”
  • 2017 available with the new Ricco Kühn Lightweight Valves!!!

 

 

W 393X

F/Bb/F alto (Eb alto) triple  horn

As the successor of the successful model W 393, the W 393 X is one of our best selling horn models since its introduction. It has a separate crook for F alto part and is also playable in F/Bb/Eb alto with an additional Eb crook set.

Depending on the sound, the W 393 X is one of the best balanced triple horns available. You`ve got a save tone in high range but also good support when playing very quiet with the F alto part.

Playing the Bb part is like playing a double horn. You won`t feel a difference!

In the low range, the F part has a powerful sound, which is at least comparable with high end double horns. But it will also surprise you with great horn sound when playing the high range with it.

All in all the W 393 X is a model with a great, safe tone and three different sounds nearly over the complete range.

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Technical data

  • compact design, comfortable handling
  • full length of leadpipe in F/Bb part
  • with optional Eb- set playable in F/Bb/Eb alto
  • main valves “Minibal” linkages
  • switch valves string linkages
  • bell size M, ML (ML recommended)
  • “…it plays like a double horn”
  • 2017 available with the new Ricco Kühn Lightweight Valves!!!