Patterson Triple

$17,000.00$18,850.00

Our Triple Horn is a culmination of a 2 year collaborative effort with Gabriel Kovach, principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Our design represents a natural evolution of the Triple Horn and is a dramatic improvement over existing triple horn designs.

Our design criterion for this project was to create a horn that plays independently well in F, Bb and F-alto. We designed all new tapers (3 leadpipe sections, 2 first branch sections and bell) and established the proper bore through the “shared” valve ports. The end result is an exceptionally smooth-playing instrument with a great sound. The tone match between the 3 horns is excellent. The response and play-ability in both the low and high registers is superb.

  • F/Bb/f alto
  • Bore .468 (11.9mm)
  • Hollow valves (1, 2, 3)
  • String linkages with articulated arm, mechanical thumb levers
  • Switchable to stand in F, Bb, or high f
  • Highly adjustable thumb levers to fit any hand size (7-way adjustable high f lever, 4-way adjustable F/Bb lever)
  • Detachable Bell
  • 2 Distinct Models: Medium-Large and Large
  • 4 Bell Flares Sizes available: Medium, Medium-Large, Large, X Large
  • F/Bb Leadpipe is the same length as a double horn – so it plays like a double horn!
  • Individual tuning slides for F, Bb, and f alto (no tuning bit!)
  • Yellow Brass Body: Nickel Silver slide tubes, standard configuration – Brass slide tubes and trim, optional configuration
  • All Nickel Silver Construction available on Large model only
  • All tapered sections are seamed and hand hammered

Starting at $17,000

Custom built for you in 3-6 months.  Configure yours below!

Our recommended configuration is shown below.  Don’t see something you want?  Custom configurations are also available; please contact us for details.

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Description

Featured Artists:

Gabe Kovach – Phoenix Symphony, principal

Erik Ralske – NY Met Opera, principal

“the best evolution of the Triple Horn to date… I’ve enjoyed playing it and feeling “normal” in a way I haven’t felt for 18-19 years!”

Julie Landsman – NY Metropolitan Opera (retired); Juilliard School, horn professor; Guest Artist/Clinician

Javier Gandara – NY Met Opera

“I love playing this horn. It will be the last horn I play, unless you, somehow, make a better one.”

Geoff Pilkington – Washington National Opera, principal

Robert Johnson – Houston Symphony, assoc. Principal

Mark Robbins – Seattle Symphony, assoc Principal

Evan Geiger – U.S. Army Perishing’s Own; Pittsburgh Opera, principal

Jamie Hersch – Singapore Symphony, associate principal

Thomas Jostlein – St. Louis Symphony, associate principal

Chad Yarbrough – NY Freelance

Robert Cherry – U.S. Army Field Band, principal

Selena Matum – U.S. Army Field Band

J. G. Miller – U.S. Army Field Band

Bill Bernatis – Univ. Nevada Las Vegas, horn professor

Larry Lowe – Brigham Young Univ., horn professor

Steve Gross – Univ. California Santa Barbara, horn professor

Orlando Pandolfi – New England Area, Freelancer

“I’ve been playing triples for most of my career in the US and abroad. They’ve solved many issues, but always with some compromise. With Patterson, there finally is a triple horn that gives the player everything without sacrifice”. 

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 18 in
Alloy

Yellow brass, Nickel silver (+$1250)

Taper size

Medium-large, Large, Extra-large

Flare size

Medium, Medium-large, Large, Extra-large

Flare type

Spun, Brass hand-hammered (+$200), Nickel silver hand-hammered (+$350)

Finger hook

Standard (fixed), Adjustable (+$75)

Flipper

No, Yes (+$75)

Waterkeys

0, 1 (+$50), 2 (+$100)

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