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. Please contact us directly for availability outside the UK
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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