Hans Hoyer G10 Review

4.6 Overall
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Pros
- Good projection/sound quality
- Better intonation vs. some Geyer models in high range
Cons
- May not fit in some smaller cases
- Factory made
- Hard to find used
Summary
The Hoyer G10 is German made, Geyer-style horn targeted to serious players seeking the next step up from popular factory horns like Conn and Yamaha. Priced new in the $6000 range, it's cheaper than most premium custom horns without making great sacrifices in quality. The G10 is one of the more expensive factory made horns you can buy, but it is a cut above others manufactured this way. While many flavors of Geyer horns exist, the Hoyer G10 is designed to closely model the original Carl Geyer design. This legendary design is known for its well slotted notes and strong sound projection. As with all Geyer horns, certain notes can require some fine tuning to pitch correctly but the G10 is better than most in this regard -- with a great high F to Bb range. You'll want to play with the slide positions to ensure matching between F and Bb sides. It has a lovely tone quality as you can hear in this demo video. The horn is neither overly bright or dark sounding, making it an ideal horn to blend with any section. The low range is also quite good. Despite being a medium bell horn, it has a fairly large circumference, so be careful about what case you buy as sometimes it won't fit. For players switching from a different horn, you may find the trigger position takes a little time to get used to, but it is adjustable. The horn also includes an adjustable pinky finger hook. You won't find many G10s for sale used because buyers tend to keep them. Hoyer also makes a Kruspe-style horn called the 6801.

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