Briz 1000G


The Briz 1000G is the result of many years of research and design. This is a professional level musical instrument that produces the big sound expected of a Kruspe style horn. It is free blowing, light weight and very satisfying to play. There are some features that set the Briz 1000 apart:

1) Several tubing joints close to the change valve have been eliminated resulting in more even air flow and smoother playing. Although this increases the complexity of production and assembly significantly, the improvement in performance is well worth the cost.

2) Superior valves requiring more hand finishing.

The case is either a compact case for detachable bell configuration or a standard shaped case.

  • Metal: Nickel Silver Body with Gold Brass Bell
  • Pitch: A=442
  • Key: F/B-flat with reversible thumb key
  • Rotors: Precision ground, hand lapped, tapered. The valve rotors are brass or nickel silver and the casings and bearings are nickel silver.
  • Linkages are cord. Elegant engraved valve caps are standard. Adjustable pinky hook
  • Bore: 0.468 inch
  • Bell Size: 12.125 inch. Large American style throat is standard.
  • Bell Flare: Fixed or Detachable (detachable is extra). The Briz bell ring is a unique proprietary product.
  • Weight 5 lb 2 oz
  • Options: Smaller European Bell, special taper leadpipe, larger bore 0.470. Bare brass. These would be special ordered only after consulting with the manufacturer

MSRP starts at $3579.


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3 thoughts on “Briz 1000G

  1. Jackson

    Could you please tell me what the differences are between the 1000 and 2000 models? Thank you!


      The Briz 1000 horns are top of the line Kruspe style French Horns. They play with a very big and open sound. Comparable to the Conn 8D or a Hans Hoyer type horn. The Briz 2000 horns are a hybrid model between and Guyer and a Knopf style horn. They both place the change valve after the valve cluster rather than before. If you look very carefully you will see that the angle of the tubing entering the first valve on the Briz 2000 is at 120 degrees to the first valve tubing. This configuration is consistent with the Knopf layout. However, the connection off of the change valve is 90 degrees to the third valve tubings so this is consistent with a Geyer layout. Thus Geyer Knopf. These horns are very centered and can have a little more restrictive feeling when they are played initially. In fact they are great horns. I play briz horns exclusively now. I find the 1000s take a little more energy to play but create a slightly bigger sound. Its a matter of personal preference. I play both styles of horns depending on the repertoire. Hope that helps. Please feel free ot ask another question if you would like or we can talk on the phone. I love talking horn stuff.

  2. Chase Berryman

    Do you still have this 1000G in?

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