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Atkinson Erfurt NN508 Nickel Silver Double Horn

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The Atkinson NN508 Erfurt Double Horn was designed in collaboration of legendary Horn player Vincent Derosa. Comperable to old Kruspe and Hoyer 7802N...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Atkinson NN508 Erfurt Double Horn was designed in collaboration of legendary Horn player Vincent Derosa. Comperable to old Kruspe and Hoyer 7802NSA Horns, the NN508 features a .468-inch bore with a 12.2-inch detachable bell. The large throat, hand spun nickel silver bell is designed for a responsive instrument, plus the 10% nickel content and ultra-thin wall thickness produces a Horn that is lighter and more expressive. The Erfurt NN508 by Atkinson is excellent for chamber music or solo work. The Atkinson NN508 Erfurt Double Horn includes a case and mouthpiece and is available in nickel silver finish.

In today's world of music, both conductors and composers are demanding horn players to play faster, louder and lighter. This means faster articulation to allow the player to move quickly in all 3 registers. For the professional and avid amateur, this also means a Horn that is physically lighter and is a joy to hold. Ever so true when holding up the Horn to play. This also means a louder more powerful Horn rich in overtones that can project to the back of the deadest of concert halls without exhausting yourself. Truly a Horn must play great in all 3 registers. The high, middle and low registers must have quick attacks with crisp staccatos and the smoothest of legatos. The Erfurt NN508 Nickel Silver Double Horn was designed in conjunction with legendary Horn player Vincent Derosa to meet this challenge.

Key: F / Bb
Bore: .468-inch
Bell: 12.2-inch
Bell Type: Detachable
Bell Throat: Large
Bell Material: Nickel Silver
Leadpipe: Fixed
Leadpipe Material: Nickel Silver
Wrap: Kruspe
Linkage: String
Features: Ultra Thin Wall Thickness; Nickel Silver Construction with 10% Nickel Content; Hand Lapped Brass Rotary Valves; Large Throat Detachable Nickel Silver Bell
Case: Yes
Mouthpiece: Yes
Finish: Nickel Silver

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Great horn


from Houston, TX

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I went from a King Eroica to this horn. At first It felt like I was taking a few steps backwards. After much advice, I gave it more time to get used to this horn. After a few weeks I began really loving the sound. It sounds like a much more expensive horn. It isn't right to say it sounds like a Conn 8D. On the contrary, it sounds more like a Lewis and Durk, but with a Kruspe wrap. This horn can be used as a solo and chamber horn, but works very well in any orchestra setting. The sound is much bigger than the horn looks. Great projection and intonation.

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from Los Angeles, California

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I recently purchased this horn. The valves are very tight and require a break in period, but are wonderful. The tone is consistent, and big like the original 8Ds, but a little more focused. The high register is clear and slotted and the low register is fat an meaty. This is the best horn I've played on in years. I strongly recommend it.

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