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Model LDx5

Model LDx5, front viewModel LDx5, back viewModel LDx5, horizontal viewInterchangeable – Bb/F or F/Bb3-way adjustable thumb lever plateStandard water keySeparate small Bb tuning slide
Model LDx5, front view
Model LDx5, back view
Model LDx5, horizontal view
Interchangeable – Bb/F or F/Bb
3-way adjustable thumb lever plate
Standard water key
Separate small Bb tuning slide

The LDx5 came into being through the collaboration of two experts in their fields – Master Craftsman Steven W. Lewis and Dietmar Dürk. Masterful workmanship, in combination with the best of materials and years of experience, has brought fantastic results. The horn is traditional in design, but the concept behind its construction is an innovative one. The tools and production techniques were developed in-house and specifically for this project, supporting traditional handicraft and assuring the quality, consistent standard and series identity of each individual horn. The gentle, careful handling of materials during construction insures a minimum of material stress, resulting in a horn that speaks freely, responds quickly, and resonates with an open and clear sound from the very first note.

 

Specifications

Key:Bb – F, easily reversible
Pitch:A-440hz. up to 443hz possible
Bore:12.1mm
Valves:Solid yellow-brass conical valves with tapered spindles
Lever action:String action, changing valve with Minibal
Valve caps:Nickel silver
Thumb lever:Three-dimensional adjustment
Leadpipe:Original S.W. Lewis, nickel silver with a standard water key and engraved logo plate
Water key:Standard on the leadpipe
Cylindrical crooks:Perfect cylindrical calibration
Slides:The hand-lapped inner and outer slides are made of nickel-silver
Braces:Made from the best solid nickel-silver rods available
Bell diameter:310mm 
Detachable bell:Standard
Bell ring:Special bronze, for long life and durability
Bell:Single-seam bell tail with a fused spun bell flare. Medium-sized bell throat like that of a traditional Geyer horn
Possible optional finishes:Lacquered, silver-plated, gold-plated
Other options:Adjustable Dürk pinky hook., Dürk hand rest (flipper), additional water key (specify location), different bell flares, engraved nickel-silver bell garland (engraving available only on detachable bell flares)
Hand-hammered options:Hand-hammered bell tail, hand-hammered bell flare (available only on detachable bell flares)
Cases:

All horns are priced without a case. Gig bags cases are available: Marcus Bonna, Cardocase, Bags, and others.