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Yamaha YHR-881D Double Descant French Horn with Detachable Bell

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Note: image shown is the YHR-881 model.

Yamaha's descant horns are handmade and meticulously crafted to perfection by experienced artisans. They offer the sure attacks and control of a descant horn, yet are capable of producing the big full sound of an orchestral horn. They feature accurate pitch, even response, and enough tonal flexibility to play anything from Baroque solos to full-bore Romantic compositions. Yamaha's patented 'long rotor' valve, along with an ingenious tubing configuration makes them comfortable to hold and play. The 881 is a Bb /high F double descant horn with A+ stop valve.

The 881 is available in the following configurations:
YHR-881 - 5 Rotary Valves with Fixed Bell
YHR-881D - 5 Rotary Valves with Detachable Bell
YHR-882 - 6 Rotary Valves with Fixed Bell
YHR-882D - 6 Rotary Valves with Detachable Bell


Hand-lapped rotary valves and slides: Rotary valves and slides that have been hand-lapped are airtight and have smooth action.

Articulated key levers: Articulated key levers have responsive motion.

Hammered and annealed bell: Hammering and annealing are processes so important to the instrument's acoustic characteristics that Yamaha employs computer-controlled equipment to ensure consistently superior sound. Hammering enables bells to have a rich, resonant tone that blends beautifully with other instruments. Annealing is a cooling and heating process that makes it easier to control the acoustics of the instrument.

Phosphor bronze rotors: Rotors made of phosphor bronze resist corrosion.

Cyclical bore: A cyclical bore is a perfectly cylindrical tubing assembly in combination with a conical leadpipe and bell system. This allows for consistent air flow throughout the horn.

Tapered valves: Tapered valves wear for a long time without air leakage.

Secure note centers.

Accurate pitch.

Even response.

Tonal clarity and flexibility: The tonal clarity and flexibility of the YHR-881 makes it ideal for baroque music, chamber music, and orchestral music because it overcomes the low-range difficulties typical of descant horns by additionally serving as a single Bb horn. The YHR-882 improves on this feature even further by adding the F natural valve to give more body to the tone in the low register.

Long rotor valve: The innovative thumb valve configuration on the YHR-881 replaces linked valves, thereby reducing friction, promoting faster response, producing exquisite sound, and improving hand comfort.

Excellent sound in all registers: The combination of the secure high register and quick attack of the descant horn with the rich, warm timbre of the single Bb horn make the double descant horn ideal for many playing situations.

Included Accessories:
- YAC HR32C4 Horn mouthpiece; larger rim diameter and first cup volume than 30C4 for clear tone, flexible response in all registers
- YAC HRC-HF French horn case
- YAC HRC-HFD French horn case for detachable bell model (YHR-881D)
- YAC 1012P Premium rotor oil

For complete details refer to the Yamaha website.

Yamaha YHR-881D Double Descant French Horn with Detachable Bell


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