Jupiter 852L Series Fixed Bell Double Horn  

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An exceptional quality horn affordably priced.

In recent years, Jupiter's quality and consistency have skyrocketed as a result of hiring the world's best design engineers. Components are generated with incredible precision by computerized machinery so the highly trained craftspeople can concentrate almost entirely on exacting assembly and setup. All pads are hand-seated, all valves and tuning slides are hand-lapped, and all keys are hand-aligned and -adjusted. High-quality durable finishes are applied by hand, and each instrument is personally inspected and play-tested before leaving the factory.

Model 852L is a excellent horn for the serious student. It features a .472" bore, 11-9/10" bell, rose-brass mouthpipe, 4 tapered rotary valves, and lacquer finish. Includes rotor oil and wood frame case.

Features
  • Key: F/Bb
  • Bore: .472-inch
  • Bell: 11.9-inch
  • Bell Type: Fixed
  • Bell Throat: Medium
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Leadpipe: Fixed
  • Leadpipe Material: Rose Brass
  • Wrap: Geyer
  • Linkage: Mechanical
  • Features: Rose Brass Leadpipe; Mechanical-Link Tapered Rotary Valves; Nickel Silver Slides
  • Case: Wood Frame
  • Mouthpiece: Yes

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Jupiter852L Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
 
3.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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2.0

Definitely not what I was expecting

By Bill Berndt

from Layton, UT

Comments about Jupiter 852L Series Fixed Bell Double Horn:

I have to say that I was disapointed with this French Horn. I have been trying to find a decent quality French Horn for my Son, without costing an arm and a leg. I found several positive reviews and decided to give this one a try. Well, the first thing we noticed was that a pad was missing. My son went to play it and two of the notes we half a note off: He has played 4 other brands of French Horns, so I trust him when he says there is a problem. Finally it just sounded a little tinny compared to his old beat-up Bach he is now using. Maybe we just got a bad one, but one of the manfuacturer's claims is the strick quality control and testing it is supposed to go through at the plant. One more note: I bought it new on a bidding site (the one down by the BAY). Maybe that was my problem.

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4.0

Quite surprising

By Darby Hinshaw

from san francisco

Comments about Jupiter 852L Series Fixed Bell Double Horn:

For what it is, it's excellent. Even and quick response from top to bottom, easy slurs. The sound is compact and focused, and the notes slot well and the open harmonic series seems to be pretty well in tune. I wouldn't hesitate to compare one of these horns to an average Conn 10d (10Ds aren't consistent from one to the next... try for yourself and you'll see what I mean), and I think it plays better and sounds better than the Yamaha YHR667. Also note that his horn retails for about $1000 less. However, your mileage may vary. This horn is very firmly rooted in the Geyer style, small bell, Chicago style approach. Unfortunately, I can't speak much of the consistency since I only tried one, but what I saw was quite impressive for the price.

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(35 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

average beginner horn

By s.m.

from austin

Comments about Jupiter 852L Series Fixed Bell Double Horn:

This was one of the first doubles I look at when considering a permanent edition to my brass arsenal. It has a decent tone characteristic to horns that is easy for a beginner or student to produce. the horn itself, however, dings and dents incredibly easy, and does not have the greatest intonation. overall, it is a O.K. student instrument for the price, but it should not be labeled as a professional level instrument.

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