Getzen Elkhorn Compensating Double Horn – Serial #: 51


Compensating double horns differ from full double horns in that they have less tubing.  When playing on the F side of the horn, the air still goes through the Bb horn tubing, but it also goes through an additional length of tubing that creates the correct length for the F-harmonic series.  Since the F horn is longer than the Bb horn, there is another set of three short slides to “compensate” for the different length of the F horn.


“Compensating double horns are lighter than full doubles.  This horn is a great instrument for someone just beginning horn or someone curious in compensating horns and the unique way they are built.” — Dr. Sally Podrebarac

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A compensating horn in F/Bb.

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions23 × 15 × 13 in


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