In the past several days I have received inquiries regarding “modifications’ made to the Briz 2000 French horns being offered by others. People want to know the difference between the Briz Horns I have available vs. those offered by others.
Very simply my horns are unaltered pristine Briz horns. The horns offered by “others” are modified from the original factory configurations? Improved? I have no idea.
Until I get details I have no better answer than that.
By way of testimonial; in the three years I’ve been playing Briz horns, I’m not aware of major modifications that have been needed. I do believe in continuous quality improvement but also believe that “the enemy of great is perfect.” One meaning of that is that too many changes can ruin a good thing.
Imagine a scenario where a Steinway dealer would announce that they have modified their Steinway pianos to make them better than “factory new.” Hmm. I would wonder if it was just a sales gimmick. Of course a new piano needs voicing and regulation so who knows? Horns may need a little break in time.
If someone knows exactly what the “modifications” are, I would appreciate someone letting me know. I would pass the information on to people who inquire of me. In the mean time I will continue to offer un-altered factory pristine Briz French horns.