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The Holton H179 Professional Farkas double horn is regarded among working professionals and leading academics as the flagship of the Holton fleet. It produces the truly centered tone sought by all players. True temper makes it a delight to fly over even the most difficult passages. The solid nickel silver edition of the model H179 double horn has especially good center and projection.

This free-blowing Farkas horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the "big horn" artist. The tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close.
Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn

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  • Fixed bell, double horn in F/Bb with large bore
  • Nickel silver bell, valve section and mouthpipe
  • Nickel silver slides
  • Kruspe-style valve section
  • String linkage for quiet valve operation
  • Clear lacquer finish

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  • Bore: .468"
  • Key: F/Bb
  • Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
  • Bell: 12.25" diameter
  • Bell Type: Fixed
  • Bell Throat: Large
  • Bell Material: Hand-hammered nickel silver
  • Leadpipe: Fixed
  • Leadpipe Material: Nickel silver with .310 Venturi
  • Wrap: Kruspe
  • Linkage: String
  • Features: Solid nickel silver inner and outer slides; water key on leadpipe
  • Case: Yes
  • Mouthpiece: Farkas medium deep cup
  • Finish: Nickel Silver

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