ERGObrass horn while sitting


French horn support

Why to use a playing support?
Well, the reason for using it is actually very simple and obvious: 
You can surely hold the horn and your arms in playing position that way. However, if you can avoid this, is there really any sense keep on doing that? Would the playing be better in the long run if your arms, shoulders, neck and back could be more relaxed?
A playing support will give you a better posture automatically and this leads to better breathing. In fact so many important aspects of playing will improve if you would play a weightless instrument.

You need to attach a stainless steel plate permanently to your horn with flexible plastic ties. There are two different plate options available, see our FAQ  and video page for more info. The plate is cushioned with soft paddings to protect your instrument surface. The plate has several holes so that you can find the right one for best balance.

Press the black button of the support head to open the lock, place it on the eye bolt and release. Now it is locked.

The support has a stainless steel rod and the support head on top of it. You can move it up and down in the black tube. The spring mechanism enables a smooth playing experience. You can adjust the horn to stay in desired height with the disc lock.

Place the lower end of the tube to the chair. Now the horn floats weightless but as the connection is loose, you can turn the instrument very freely while playing. When resting place the horn to your lap like usual. The support rod and the tube hangs from the plate between your legs.

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Standing up

To play standing up, you put the support tube in a special belt pocket (included in the basic full set). Now the weight of you hands and the instrument is transmitted through the belt to your legs! This is actually very comfortable feeling.

Telescopic monopod

There is available also a telescopic support extension for playing both standing up and sitting down. It enables player even more freedom while playing because a longer support allows larger movements at the same time as it transmits all the weight to the floor. The extension has five sections and four quick locks to get the extension in right height.

The extension monopod set does not belong to the normal full set but can be purchased as an additional set.

“ERGObrass has solved problems I had in coping with the weight of the horn. The ERGObrass support makes performance a light and comfortable experience. A good posture is easy to maintain and therefore breathing is more efficient. What more could a horn player ask for? I will never play without this marvellous tool..”

– Olli Hirvonen

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The problem for children – as every teacher knows – is the slow collapse of the upper body under the stress of trombone weight.


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