Paxman Model 45 Full Double Descant Horn
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Paxman Model 45 F/Bb (A-+) f-alto Dual Bore Full Double Descant French Horn
PRICES FROM £8950.00
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- - Merewether System
- - Dual bore
- - Available in Medium, Europa and Large sizes
- - Lacquered or unlacquered
- - Available in Yellow brass, Gold brass or Nickel Silver (by request) finishes
- - Stopping valve as standard
- - Paxman "Zero" alto valve
- - Mouthpipe guard
- - Mouthpipe water key
- - Reversible thumb valve
- - Adjustable finger hook
- - Nickel silver valve casings
- - Brass rotors
- - Cord or Miniball lever action
- - Fixed or detachable bell
- - A=442 pitch as standard
Richard Merewether’s association with Paxman started with alto horns first a single horn in f-alto, then the first dual-bore F/f-alto double horn, and subsequently a Bb(A-+)/f-alto. This was an important breakthrough in horn design. Since then Paxman descants have been regarded as the benchmark for this kind of horn.
All of our descant horns incorporate a unique valve, designed by Paxman, that gives the airway diverging routes from a point close to the mouthpiece where the tube diameter is still small. This allows both the Bb and f-alto sides to have the correct tapers for both the mouthpipe and branch. The two sides then converge in the same valve, in another chamber with a much larger tube diameter, in the expanding approach to the bell throat.
The latest development is the Model 45, which has narrower cylindrical tubing on the f-alto horn, which enhances the sound quality and equalises the resistance of the two sides.
Available online to UK customers only.
WARRANTY: Paxman Musical Instruments Limited give a two year warranty on all new instruments. This does not cover accidental damage or lacquer wear.
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