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Holton H177
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100% of reviewers $1,000.00 8.0


A versatile horn quite appropriate for high school and college marching band and orchestral performance. Model H177 offers a bright, compact feel and sound. It includes a hand-fitted rotary valve system, string linkage, separate Bb tuning slide and change lever designed to fit the thumb in a natural position. Nickel silver material is extremely corrosion resistant.

Key: F-Bb
Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
Bore: 11.89 mm (.468")
Mouthpipe: .310 venturi of nickel silver
Lever action: Noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs
Valve rotors: Tapered hand-lapped brass Branches, bows and ferrules: Nickel silver Slides: Solid nickel silver
Bell: 12.25" diameter medium-throated hand- hammered nickel silver
Waterkey: On mouthpipe
Options: Extra-long main and Bb tuning slides, detachable bell and flat case available as model H277
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Bore (inch): 0.468
Bell (inch): 12.250
Key: F/Bb
Bell material: Nickel Silver
Website: http://www.gleblanc.com
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Review Date: 1/13/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 


It's a quality instument thats for sure. The medium throat makes it pretty constricting and my sound its pinched when I play louder. The H179 is the same horn only with a large thoart bell I'd recomend that one over this one. But it's all what you prefer. I was told that Holton rotors are very tight that makes it a bit harder to slur on I've only played Holtons. Overall it has a great sound but my sound opens up so much more on the H179 and to me it's easier to tune the H179 by lipping and using the right hand.
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Review Date: 4/3/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,000.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Sound at pp/p/mp/mf/f
Cons: Sound at f/ff/fff...

I agree that the sound does get pinched at very loud volumes. However, I notice that it doesn't have a defined 'bad note' that Holton's are famous for. (Mine, at least). I generally get a dark tone quality, and I find it hard to produce a bright, brassy, march-like sound on the H177 as opposed to the H179. However, the H177 overally is what I prefer. It has a bette feel, for me personally at least, and I feel that it fits my body better. It is a reliable horn that is definitely worth the price. It's definitely under-rated more often than not.
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Review Date: 2/6/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 


I Like my h177 a lot , its bright sound is perfect for playing in the lower registers,(my case) !
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