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Conn 8D Connstellation Bb/F Double French Horn

Code: 100445

This professional level Bb/F double French Horn comes in a nickel plated finish and features a .468" bore and 12.25" large throat bell.

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RRP: £6,145.83

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Product details

Suitable for

The Conn 8D offers the flexibility and projection a horn player needs to succeed at all levels. Its traditional large throat bell and lighter weight all nickel construction than most horns makes this a perfect match for any player.

Unique benefits

  • Large throated nickel silver bell

Supplied with

The Conn 8D is supplied with a Conn 7BW mouthpiece, cleaning accessories and a hard case.

About the maker

Conn is a leading player in the musical instrument industry and are renowned for their exceptional build quality, reliability and manufacturing precision and consistency. 

Specification

  • Model: 8D
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: Nickel Silver Fixed 12 1/4" (311mm)
  • Valves: Rotary 4
  • Bore: 468" (11.89mm)
  • Water Key: N/A
  • Body: Nickel Silver
  • Finish: Nickel Silver
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: Conn 7BW
Customer Reviews

1 Review

  • Living with an 8D

    By: ,

    My instrument of choice for over 38 years, this is no nickel-plated horn ! The very large bore Conn 28D horn in brass was a great horn, my teacher, a 4th Horn specialist had one, but it had just too dark a sound for the horn community as a whole, Not so easy to find one nowadays, therefore.
    To brighten up the sound, Conn tried making the whole instrument out of solid nickel silver. But lacquered.
    This was the Model 8D, a bit dearer, but "just right" for very many players, and for a long time it was said to be the most widely professionally-used model of french horn in the world.
    To me, the 8D has a much more definite "feel" about it than the 10D, which just seems to be trying to be like other horns - American, British or Japanese.
    The musicality is all there, but tuning's a bit harder work to begin with than with narrower bore instruments, so expect a brief period of adjustment when you first come to actually play it with other people. But it's always you, not the horn, that is in control, which I personally haven't felt to be the case when I've tried the standard continental offering.
    The 8D has a crisp positive B-flat side that can play both low and right up to the top end concert F to B-flat range more easily than many other and maybe shorter horns. Then there is the F side that is just asking to be played a lot - not just used for "playing low G's and F-sharps" and for going through the Dukas Villanelle and (enjoying) the Farkas warm-ups.
    The case is quite strong, but the case handle wasn't, and needed a steel replacement after several years. Experienced players rightly ignore "supplied" mouthpieces, but my 8D came with a very respectable and unusually durably gold-plated Conn horn mouthpiece.
    But I might still try a 28D one day!

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