As it has been built for decades, the Hans Hoyer model 801 continues to be the mainstay of the Hans Hoyer range. Through high-quality design, the model is suitable for beginners yet ideal for the aspiring professional. The Hoyer 801 is an excellent German made double horn made for the advancing student. The Hoyer 801 features a .468-inch bore with a Geyer wrap valve cluster with mechanical linkage for excellent response plus a 12.2-inch medium throat bell for superior resonance and projection. This Hoyer 801 also features an adjustable pinky hook.
Compression for this horn reads a wonderful 0.5 out of possible 10, with 0 being the best, 10 being the worst.
This horn comes with a Protec fixed bell case.
Wanted to try a geyer wrap horn, but did not want to travel the 5 hours to Boston to test one out, Ken was kind enough to ship me a used Hoyer 801 and allow me to return if it was not a good fit for me... I ended up sticking with my Conn 8D (for now), but hope to make a trip to Ken's shop at some point to test some horns in his vast collection. Thank you Ken and crew!!!