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Durk D8


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Durk D8
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In the historical line of the Kruspe Horner model, the Durk D8 is the newest entry in the 8D style of horn, though it's one made to the specifications of the top German builder, Dietmar Durk. As with the other custom model horns from this company, this features the interchangeable nib system allowing the player to seamlessly change between European and American shank mouthpieces. Some people prefer the Kruspe/8D design because it features a higher ratio of tapered tubing to cylindircal tubing than the Geyer style horns. This horn is made of lacquered yellow brass with a detachable bell, with a fully adjustable finger hook and thumb lever.


Key: Bb – F, easily reversible
Pitch: A-440hz. up to 443hz possible
Bore: 12.1mm
Valves: Solid yellow-brass conical valves with tapered spindles
Lever action: String action, changing valve with Minibal
Valve caps: Standard engraved nickel-silver
Thumb lever: Three-dimensional adjustment
Leadpipe: Standard gold brass with a water key and an engraved mouthpiece receiver collar
Water key: Standard on the leadpipe
Cylindrical crooks: Perfect cylindrical calibration
Slides: The hand-lapped inner and outer slides are made of nickel-silver
Braces: Made from the best solid nickel-silver rods available
Bell diameter: 310mm 
Detachable bell: Available
Bell ring: Special bronze, for long life and durability
Bell: Traditional large taper
Possible optional finish: Lacquered, silver-plated, gold-plated
Other options: Adjustable Dürk pinky hook.