The Alexander Single Bb horn has much the same advantage of lightness that the single F horn offers. Single Bb horns are highly prized by “high” hornists because they can make strenuous challenges in opera or concert that much easier. Typically, single Bb horns will be found in chamber music and solo situations. This unlacquered horn is in great condition and sports an excellent 1.2 on the compression testing machine (with 8 being the worst). This horn also has a stopping valve. Alexander detachable bell case included.
This is a specialty horn by Alexander, a perfect instrument for brass quintet or operatic use. It's lightweight facilitates the upper register playing. This Alexander 1090 has three piston valves and a stopping valve, and has a good reading of 1.7 on the compression testing machine. Alexander fixed bell case included. $3500
I wasn't certain whether I should list this horn in the 'specialty' section. Though this horn is a single Bb horn it has a built in F extension valve which allows for all the pedal notes on the F horn - and, it has a stopping valve as well. When I began playing extra with the Boston Symphony I noticed that many of the players there owned this model and they would pull them out for the smaller 'chamber' pieces. These horns sound great and due to their lightness they play with ease. Across 5 valves the compression rating is 3.9. Conn Fixed Bell case included.
This Single F Geyer is gorgeous. It's been in storage for many, many years and has had just one owner. The $3500 price is 'high' for a single F horn - but the bell on this instrument is in such amazing condition that if you own a Geyer with a worn out bell you will want to purchase this instrument simply for the bell - or if you're a collector this is a one of a kind horn. I've never seen another one - ever! Original Geyer Case included.
This lacquered yellow brass Kruspe includes the original slide to convert the horn to Eb. The engraving of the 'flying eagle' on the bell is gorgeous. This horn can be played as is, or if someone has a Kruspe in need of a new flare - this is it. No case.
This Yamaha 321 Bb Single is a great horn in great condition. It plays easily and sounds great and is a blast to play; When played loudly, it made the infamous shop cat jump. When played sofly, it made her purr. It has one 1961 dime and two 1964 dimes on the levers and also has a stopping valve. Its compression rating is 0.3.
This single horn by Yamaha is in very good condition with only a few minor dings. The current price on these is over $2100. This one is being sold for only $995. The valve compression is 1.1 (excellent). A mouthpiece is included. This is a complete set up for a budding horn player. Save that $1200 and put it towards a great teacher instead. Yamaha Fixed Bell Case included.