Model description

This instrument was developed with and for Prof. Matthias Höfs. The large bore in connection with the fine wall thickness, sound plates, half- and pearl sticks make the sound big, “German” orchestral and soloistic.

The „Professional“-model is the „Matthias Höfs“-basic model.

The “Personal”-model is Prof. Matthias Höfs’ configuration. You can hear this instrument on many of his recordings. It impresses with its warm, round, bright and particularly stable sound.

Technical specifications:

  • Valves: 3 Rotary valves
  • Bore: 11.05 mm / 0.435”
  • Bell:fixed built
  • Bell-ø: 130 mm / 5.119“
  • Bell rim: french
  • Wall thickness:0.45 mm / 0.018”
  • Material:yellow brass, gold brass
  • Trigger:3. valve
  • Lead pipe:changeable
  • Finish: lacquered, silver plated
  • THEIN Mouthpiece recommendation: THEIN 1 ½ C, THEIN MH2 – 3.8

Configurations

Technical details

  • Valves: 3 Rotary valves
  • Bore: 11.05 mm  / 0.435”
  • Bell:changeable
  • Bell-ø: 130 mm / 5.119“
  • Bell:yellow brass with french rim, Kappe with sterling silver sound pearls, hand guard with sound pearls, sound ring
  • Trigger:3. valve
  • Lead pipe:changeable, Y2.25
  • Pitchfinder:Main tuning slide
  • Klappen:C- A- and water key (B-key) in „Super Sound Quality“ (hand forged)
  • Valve caps:3 x heavy
  • Finish: silver plated
  • Mouthpiece:THEIN MH2 – 3.8