Holton H379 Review

3.9 Overall
4.1 Users (1 vote)
Pros

- Easy to play

- Good value

Cons

- Harder to empty water vs. H179

Summary

The Holton H379 is the H179's less expensive sibling. In exchange for some relatively modest compromises, you can pay about $800 less for more or less the same horn. What are these compromises? Unlike the H179, the H379's auxiliary F slide is not removable. This can make emptying water and tuning a little less flexible, but most players will not notice it's gone. Additionally, there is no key built into the lead pipe to empty water from the horn. For more about playing qualities, see our review of the H179.


The H379 is recommended in our buying guide for students and their parents.


Cost: The Holton H379 sells for $3,450.

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Also consider: The Yamaha 567 is a similarly priced horn, but with different playing qualities such as a brighter sound. For more on Holton French horns see our full guide.


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It\'s a real close cousin to the 179. The B-flat slide DOES exist on this horn. The auxiliary f-slide is soldered on the 300 series and there is no water key. That covers the main pieces.
November 12, 2015, 10:34 pm
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