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Lead pipe & receiver system
The position of the mouthpiece in the lead pipe has a significant effect on the response and the center of the sound, as well as the overall feeling of the instrument.
This means that there are, in effect, two different mouthpiece shanks in contact with one another, causing unavoidable variations on the positioning and conical fit of the mouthpiece inside the lead pipe. In order to permanently remove this geometrical discrepancy, we developed our Dürk Horns Receiver System, which allows you to place your mouthpiece perfectly inside the lead pipe. It helps you to fit as well as position your mouthpiece optimally. What’s more, you don’t even need a special tool to screw it on and off. A simple coin suffices.
Thread pitch 1:30 for example: Tilz, Schmidt, Paxman, Alexander;
Our Dürk HORNS Receiver which are marked with a T.
Thread pitch 1:20 for example: Klier, Hoyer, Yamaha;
Our DürkHORNS Receiver are marked with an M.
Morse 0 Thread pitch corresponds to a conical ratio of 1:19, 212 e.g. Schilke, Bach.
This slight mistake concerning the thread can easily be neglected. This is why we assign these to thread pitch 1:20.
Of course, it is equally important to note the diameter of the mouthpiece shank itself. Thus the second problem arises: the positioning of the mouthpiece in the lead pipe. If the diameter is larger, it is not possible to get the mouthpiece deep enough into the lead pipe. If it is thinner, it will go in too deep, resulting in the horn losing its center.
This is why we have developed these receivers in different sizes, ascending and descending in 1/2 mm increments. We always deliver our horns with two receivers to make sure that the “fit” is correct and that nothing wobbles
M and T are for models with DürkHorns lead pipes (models D1,D2, D3, D4, LDx6, D8, D10 and ab Aeternum). ML and TL are for models with original S.W. Lewis lead pipes (models LDx5, LD Clevenger).
These receivers are available at our own atelier as well as through our authorized retailers.
PDF: Manual LEAD PIPE ADAPTERS
Finger hooks, flippers & adjustable thumb levers
From a purely technical point of view, this is also a revolutionary development from Dürk Horns. Changing the position of the finger hook or the flipper is fast and effortless.
Just loosen the screw, adjust the position of the finger hook/flipper as needed, and then refasten the screw. Simple and effective
Our specially designed ball joint provides the opportunity to adjust the thumb levers individually, providing a perfect ergonomic fit for any hand size. Our scientific expertise in the field of ergonomics is our guide in all our endeavours, and this knowledge enables us to make our horns as comfortable as possible to play and reduces the risk of performance-related injury.
These goals have been set for the sake of the player. And it is always a great pleasure!
Ergonomic trigger LD Clevenger
Traditionally you press a pump valve or a piston valve. But not anymore!
With our cleverly devised (deflection) mechanism on the LD Clevenger model, the valve is pulled out rather than pressed. Through this mechanical innovation, the distance to cover is half as far (pushing 8mm moves the valve 16mm). Short pressure – long path. Instead of a linear movement, we have built in a radial motion, as horn players are accustomed to with a rotary valve. On top of that, we have combined it with a three-dimensional adjustable trigger plate.
Innovation meets DürkHorns
DürkHorns Marching lyre
How do you look at things? From the corner of your eye downwards? Or do you prefer to see in the easiest way? Straight ahead.
That’s where you’ll find your marching lyre, fixed on the 4-millimeter bar of your adjustable finger hook. The 3- dimensional adjustable ball joint fixture allows you to place it in the ideal position for you. It’s child’s play - simple and effective.