The Engelbert Schmid Vienna Horn comes with crooks and slides for F and Bb and works well in either key. It also accepts all of the Schmid natural horn tuning bits so it can be played in any key.
It's extremely important to reduce the moving mass at the machine, i.e. the total weight of the levers and Pumpen Valves. Engelbert Schmid reduced that moving mass to below 50% of the usual weight. This means that the valves are absolutely quick, there is nothing of the usual shaking of the instrument if you push the valves. Suddenly you have a technically versatile instrument, with the famous smooth slur facilities of “Wiener Pumpen”. Now the Vienna Horn can be established also as a solo instrument!
We recommend 5 water keys respectively so called "tone holes". 4 of them are tone holes, which can be connected to the thumb lever. With these 4 tone holes you get all top notes absolutely secure! With the same lever connected to 3 water keys you may empty practically all the water in the instrument within a few seconds.
|Country of Origin||Germany|