Flugelhorns

Maxtone TFC51LM Flugelhorn in "Bb" with Monel piston key mechanism, bore diameter 10,5 mm and bell diameter 151,8 mm. Features with 3 valves slide trigger and l..
J.Michael FG-500 Bright sound of professional Flugel horn! Clear lacquer finish Stainless pistons Nickel silver tuning slide Red brass first valve 3rd trigger ..
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Conn 1FR C.G. Conn brings back old-world craftsmanship in the Vintage One series. Developed over a period of a year and a half with input from forty professiona..
Bach FH600 The Bach Aristocrat FH600 Bb flugelhorn has a 0,434" bore and a two-piece yellow brass bell that result in a responsive attack with a broad warm soun..
Bach 183 The Bach 183 Stradivarius flugelhorn is famous for it's signature Bach sound. The 0,401" bore promotes an ease of response while the one-piece hand-ham..
Amati AFH 201-0 Amati Bb Flugelhorn, standard model, 3 top action piston valves, compact construction, bore 11,1 mm (0,437"), bell 145 mm (5,7"), yellow brass f..
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Flugelhorns

Flugelhorns

Whether you’re looking to get into music or expand your repertoire of instruments, it’s worth taking a close look at the flugelhorn. This brass instrument resembles a trumpet, but produces deeper, darker tones and plays an important place in British-style brass bands, jazz bands, and orchestras. The flugelhorn was invented in the 1830s in Austria. When compared to a trumpet, the flugelhorn's bell is wider, with a more pronounced cone. Acoustically, this translates into a fuller and mellower sound. When it comes to finding the right flugelhorn for you, there are a number of important features of these instruments to consider.

Skill level

Your skill level will be an important component to think about when choosing a flugelhorn. Beginner flugelhorns are designed to be easier for beginners to move air through and are more forgiving when it comes to making quality sound. Professional flugelhorns can give you more control over the instrument’s sound and key movements but may be discouraging for musicians who are new to the flugelhorn.

Valves

A standard flugelhorn, like many of its brass cousins, has three piston valves. If you're new to the flugelhorn and have already played trumpet or cornet, this layout will make the transition fairly easy. If you are an experienced player, you can expand your range by choosing a flugelhorn with four valves. The additional valve works to lower the pitch, bringing more notes. However, keep in mind that the fourth valve adds weight to the instrument.

Finish

The finish of the flugelhorn brass affects the sound quality. Silver brass typically produces a brighter sound, closer to the sound of a trumpet, while a yellow or gold brass finish produces the darker sound that flugelhorns are known for. As a result, most flugelhorns opt for a gold brass finish.

Types

Similar-looking flugelhorns can produce very different types of sound. Large-bore flugelhorns, play more like a trumpet and can be ideal for beginners since they make it easier to move air through the horn. Flugelhorns with larger bores are also capable of producing more volume, although this is not a concern for most players. The smaller the bore of the flugelhorn, the more distinctive the sound. But at the same time, musicians are likely to face more air resistance when playing with a smaller bore, which can be difficult for beginner and intermediate players alike.

Mouthpieces

There are a variety of different flugelhorn mouthpieces that are differentiated by their shape. These different tapers will affect your ability to intonate and pass air through your flugelhorn, although it’s easy to change the mouthpiece for one with a different taper after your purchase. If you get a flugelhorn with a mouthpiece and are not happy with the way it plays, consider trying a different mouthpiece before giving up on your instrument.

Instrument care

The most common problem that musicians have with their flugelhorn is inserting the mouthpiece incorrectly. Secure the mouthpiece in your horn with a slight twist, but never force it as it may become stuck in place. If the mouthpiece does become stuck, never force it out with pliers as you can damage both the mouthpiece and the horn – take it to a master for removal instead. It is very important to store the flugelhorn in a case and protect it from sunlight or other weather conditions. You should always dry the instrument before packing it and lubricate the valves with oil frequently.

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