Ethel Merker Series!
The Holton Merker-Matic Series Double French Horns were developed in cooperation with Horn legend Ether Merker. The Holton Merker Series Horns feature a variety of bell designs for a variety of tonal sound and response plus heavyweight valve caps for added mass and resonance.
Design features such as its newly designed 4th branch, dual bore, and mouthpipe tapers lead professionals to claim an ease of blowing in all registers as well as an exceptionally quick response and a smooth, precise legato. It is also available as a screw bell model.
- Key of F / Bb, Pitch: A445
- .468" bore (F Side); .460" bore (Bb Side)
- 12.25" large-throat bell
Merker Matic Series Double French Horn Specifications:
- Bore: .468"
- Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
- Bell: 12.25" diameter
- Key: F-Bb
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Comments about Holton Merker Matic Series Double French Horn:
This horn produces a fantastic, rich resonant sound in all registers. I have been playing it for over 5 years. I am especially happy with the mid to high notes on the Bb side. The smaller bore on the Bb side seems to provide me with more control and flexibility than on my former instrument, without sacrificing projection and sound quality in any way. The other hornists in my group all play Conn 8D. I can blend with them easily, but when I want to soar above the section, no problem. My only issue is that the valves tend to be a little bit noisier than the Conn's. This wasn't true at first, and may be a simple matter for the shop tech to address. Others in my section also use a Bach #3, so the mouthpiece is not a contributor to the differences.