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Leslie Sheppard French Horn
Oct 30th, 2017 at 11:52pm
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I bought a matching pair of these on Ebay from the UK. Engraved "Leslie Sheppard" with "Foreign" below it. I haven't been able to find any info about them. They are Bb/F compensating.

Here are pics of one of the two horns. They're identical. Click the pic for a closer look.
  

I play tenor/bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, and mellophone.
Collection doesn't fit down here...
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Re: Leslie Sheppard French Horn
Reply #1 - Oct 31st, 2017 at 3:44am
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Re: Leslie Sheppard French Horn
Reply #3 - May 26th, 2018 at 3:45am
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Might be made by Orsi.  For some reason, there were quite a number of them in my neck of the woods when I was first looking to upgrade from a student model and so tried a bundle of them.  Ultimately I went with a pretty beat up Holton 181 but found that the Orsi were very inconsistent.  Some played nicely but had horrible valves, others, great valves but poor geometry and rotten sound.  A few years back I was at a local music store that had an orsi from the 1910's or 20's that had a hand hammered and seamed bell, and very thin tubing.  Must have been a pound lighter than others I'd tried.  It was really damn good, but felt like I was gripping a fence post.  Just so unnatural a position to play.

Blessing and Reynolds both copied this extensively to pretty mediocre success at best.  Kruspe made similar (but not exact) models, Gumpert and Wendler, that are two of my favorite compensating horns ever.
  
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