- - Merewether System
- - Medium Bore
- - Lacquered
- - Yellow Brass
- - Mouthpipe guard
- - Mouthpipe water key
- - Reversible thumb valve
- - Nickel silver valve casings
- - Brass rotors
- - Cord lever action, minibal on change valve
- - detachable bell
- - A=442 pitch as standard
The Model 20 has been the mainstay of the Paxman range for many years. It is a completely original design that broke away from the three distinct layouts that have been used for much of the last century.
Central to this design is the Merewether System, whereby the airflow travels in the same direction on both the F and Bb horns, minimising interruption from the turning rotor.
The F and Bb sides of our full double horns are well-matched, and all models feature exclusive tuning slides for each side. Apart from the obvious benefits, the Bb tuning slide allows the player to add an extension with a manually operated A= valve. The mouthpipe main slide also helps to drain the instrument. The thumb valve is easily reversible to stand in either F or Bb.
The model 20 is offered in any combination of three bores and three different alloys of brass.