Q. What is the name brand of the French Horn you carry?
A. We carry "CANEX" French Horns, (that is the name on the bell of the French Horn).

Q. Where are your French Horns made?
A. Our French Horns are made in our factory in Tianjin, China.

Q. What are the French Horns made out of?

A French horn is usually made of brass. It is occasionally made out of nickel silver. It has several parts, including tubes and a mouthpiece.

Q. What kind of brass are they made out of?
A. The French Horns are made out of the stronger high quality "yellow" brass that is 70% copper and 30% zinc. This is the same brass used in military artillery shell casings. For some of our professional French Horns, we use the high quality imported Gold Brass and Cupronickel.

Q. Do you carry other brand instruments?
A. At present, we mainly carry "CANEX" brand French Horns. But we can accept OEM orders, free engraving your logo on the bell when total quantity arrive 50pcs.

Q. How much does it cost to ship to my address?
A. It depends on the destination country, postal code, weight and size of the package. And our professional workers will find a favourable shipping freight for your reference and compare.

Q. How long does shipping take?
A. Shipping in the US takes between 2 to 6 days depending on your shipping zone.

Q. How can I get the status or tracking number of my order?
A. Our Logistic Department will send the Shipping Report to your email address with the details, including shipping date, tracking number after shipment.

Q. Do the different finishes such as silver, black nickel, or gold plating sound different?
A. There is hardly any difference at all. The different finishes are mostly cosmetic. But the silver or gold plating French Horn will look more luxurious and cost a little more than the normal gold lacquer finish French Horns.

Q. Can I get a "CANEX" French Horn in another color or finish?
A. Yes, you can custom order a French Horn built in any color or finish that we offer. But sometimes, we require a certain quantity for start.

Q. How to Play the French Horn?
A. Few musical instruments sound as distinctive and beautiful as the French horn. However, think carefully before taking up this instrument because it isn't suitable for entertaining your friends or playing at nightclubs. If you do decide to learn the horn, congratulations! Horn players are reputed to be the best kissers. The following steps will help you get started playing this lovely instrument.

Q. How to Clean a French Horn Mouthpiece?
A Your mouthpiece could arguably be called the most important part of your horn. This is where the sound begins, and this is how your tone is created. If your mouthpiece is dirty, it can create quite a few problems--your intonation may even become dulled and your tone quality can drop because of debris in the mouthpiece. Quite apart from the musical aspect, your mouthpiece can harbor germs which can continue making you sick. This is why it's important to clean your mouthpiece properly and well.

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1 Rinse your mouthpiece in warm, soapy water to help eliminate germs that might make you sick.
2 Soak the mouthpiece in warm water, and then scrub the throat and bore with a mouthpiece brush. Do this at least once a week (more often if you can see debris inside the mouthpiece).
3 Polish it with silver polish to helps keep your horn looking neat and orderly. Make sure to use it sparingly though, and to get off all the polish according to the package directions.

Tips & Warnings

If you don't want to invest in a mouthpiece brush, you can use cotton swabs to do the same thing.
Never play while anything is in your mouth, especially gum or hard candy. Brush your teeth before playing, and don't eat or drink anything (except water) until you're done. Avoid letting other people use your mouthpiece, and, if you do, make sure to thoroughly clean it before you use it again.
Often the smell of silver polish can become overwhelming if you don't get it all off, and can affect your performance the next few times you play.

Q.How to Tune a French Horn?
A.The French horn is one of the most intriguing instruments among brass instruments. They are widely known for the fox hunts in England, but are also a unique addition to a concert orchestra. The instrument is created in the key of F for the general player and has quite a wide range. It is also the only brass instrument where the valves are played with the left hand. The other hand generally holds the horn up by placing it in the bell of the horn. Further more, it is the only brass instrument that can change its pitch from the key of F to the key of B-flat.

Q.How to Unfreeze a French Horn Rotary Valve?
A. Rotary valves on a French horn have exceptionally narrow clearance between the rotor and the valve casing. Any sediment or build up of gummed lubricant or minerals, or warping of the rotor or casing will freeze the rotor in place. In most cases, it's impossible to know what has caused the valve to freeze, so it's important to be cautious and gentle in your attempts to unfreeze the rotor; it's easy to cause damage to the rotor or casing, which would require expensive repair.

Q . How to Clean a French Horn
A. Dismantle the Instrument

1 Place a large clean towel on a table in your work area.
2 Extract the valve slides from the rotary casement.
3 Apply two or three drops of penetrating oil to loosen these slides if they are dry of lubricant and resist removal. Avoid excessive force.
4 Avoid removal of the rotary valves inside the casements. Much specialized training is needed to re-string the small interior cords with exactitude.
5 Extract the major tuning slide nearest the bell the way you removed the valve slides. (There may be two if you have a double French horn.)
Things You'll Need

Penetrating Oil
Small Snakes
Garden Hoses And Attachments
Garden-hose Nozzles
Terry Cloth Towels
Mild Liquid Soap
Terry cloth towels
Immerse, Flush and Re-oil

1 Place a large bath towel on the bottom of a bathtub filled with 8 to 10 inches of lukewarm water.
2 Add 1/2 to 1 full cup of mild soap.
3 Immerse the body of the French horn and the loose tuning pipes in this solution.
4 Turn the instrument several times to ensure that all tubing has water penetration.
5 Allow the horn to soak for a minimum of 4 hours and as long as overnight.
6 Remove and take the tubing to an outdoor location.
7 Fit a garden hose with a spray-gun valve.
8 Wrap a towel around the end of the hose. Place the hose-gun covered with the towel into the bell of the horn.
9 Flush out the buildup on the inside of the tubing with a strong stream of water.
10 Repeat this procedure with each section of tubing.
11 Use a "snake" cable with a small brush on the end to loosen rebellious dirt. Flush again.
12 Carefully rinse, dry and re-oil all parts. Blow the water out of all tubing.
13 Reassemble the instrument using a very slight bit of Vaseline on the slides to facilitate ease of movement when making exact tuning adjustments.
14 Dry the external metal so the lacquer finish is bright and clean.
15 Demonstrate your skill by playing a Wagnerian theme. How about the "Ride of the Valkyries"?

Q. How to Get Water Out of a French Horn
A French horn can sometimes retain water after a cleaning. You must remove the water to prevent a bubbling sound when it is played. On a smaller scale, condensation will also form while performing. French horns will require water removal during performances as well. Learning to perform the water removal task quickly and quietly is a requirement of performers, and not isolated simply to the cleaning process.


1 Hold the French horn in the same position used for playing.
2 Remove the mouthpiece and turn the horn so the lead pipe is facing the ground.
3 Press the keys several times to force water out of the instrument.
4 Remove the main tuning slide on the bottom of the horn while depressing all the valves on the instrument. The main tuning slide is the largest slide on the horn. Empty any water in the slide.

5 Take the small Bb key slide out of the horn while depressing the valves. Empty the slide of its water.