Jupiter 952RL Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
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Jupiter's top model.
The level of artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each Mainz Model double horn is equaled only by the professional sound and expression that they produce. The hand-hammered 11.9" rose brass bell offers superior projection and resonance. Tapered rotary valves provide the speed and precision professional players need. They also feature a rose brass mouthpipe, quick action Bb rotor mechanism, and nickel silver collars on the outer tuning slides.Hand Hammered Bell
Each rose brass bell is hand-hammered by an experienced artisan to release the dark, full resonance and projection desired by professional level players.Custom Valves
The tapered rotary valves on the 952RL offer the artist quick, smooth action and precise feel. The valve caps feature beautifully engraved accents that enhance the superior sound with superior visual presence.
952RL Series Fixed Bell Double Horn Specifications:
- Key: F/Bb
- Bore: .472"
- Bell: 11.9"
- Bell Type: Fixed
- Bell Throat: Large
- Bell Material: Rose Brass
- Leadpipe: Fixed
- Leadpipe Material: Rose Brass
- Wrap: Geyer
- Linkage: Mechanical
- Features: Rose Brass Bell and Leadpipe
- Case: Yes
- Mouthpiece: Yes
- Finish: Lacquer
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Comments about Jupiter 952RL Series Fixed Bell Double Horn:
I purchased my Jupiter horn about 9 years ago and have played it for about an hour a day ever since. The horn blows freely through all registers from a low d below the bass cleff to the higher registers. The instrument has a few peculiarities : 1: The f on the f horn can play really sharp but the f on the Bb side is nicely in tune. Intonation throughout the range is generally great if the instrument is played correctly. 2: My instrument is heavy. I don't know if they have made them any lighter over the last ten years. 3. The third valve tuning slides and the f and Bb slides needed to be flared to keep them from falling out. Before I had that done I used a product called aluminum door ease which kept the slides lubricated but also kept them from falling out. If the slides were cleaned and lubricated as we were all taught to do then these slides would almost like trombone slides. I have had many people wonder what I am doing with a Jupiter instrument because it doesn't have the rep of Conn, Yamaha and the others. I have tried them all and I will take my Jupiter over all them. It has a big robust sound which is secure in all octaves. The mechanical valves are not as fast as string valves but they have been trouble free through out the nine years that I have played the instrument. This instrument costs about the same as good student models from the other manufacturers and many more features. I am pleased with this horn and I feel that it far exceeds any of the other horns in this price range.