THEIN rotary C - Trumpet "MH Model"

MH  Models

This instrument was developed for and with Prof. Matthias Höfs. The big bore  combined with a thin wall thickness, a handguard, and sound sticks make the sound big, “German”, orchestral und solistic.

"MH Professional" - Model

The "Professional" modell is the MH basic model. It can be expanded by adding the following extras:

  • Changeable Bell - System
  • Pitchfinder
  • Double trigger 1st and 3rd valve slide
  • C/A-Key in "Standard"
  • C/A- and water key in "Super Sound - Quality" (hand forged)
  • Handguard
  • Cap with Sterling Silver pearls
  • Soundring
  • cut-bell
  • heavy / light valve caps


  • Bell diameter: 130 / 125 mm
  • Bell rim: French rim,  Kranz
  • Valve section:: 11.05 M Meinlschmidt / 11.05 Z Zirnbauer
  • Material: yellow brass, gold brass, THEIN K-Style metal
  • Wall thickness: 0,30 / 0,40 / 0,45 / 0,50 mm
  • Finish: raw, lacquered, silver plated, gold plated
  • Mouthpiece recomondation: THEIN 1C, 1¼C, and 1½C

"MH Personal Matthias Höfs" - Model

This model is the personal model of Prof. Matthias Höfs. He used this trumpet to play in several of his splendid recordings. It features a warm, round, and bright sound  with a very good and stable resonance.
This model includes:

  • Changeable Bell - System
  • Pitchfinder
  • Trigger at the 3rd valve slide
  • C/A- and water key in "Super Sound Quality" (hand forged)
  • Handguard
  • Cap with Sterling Silver pearls
  • Soundring
  • heavy valve caps


  • Bell diameter:  130 mm
  • Bell No. 1: Yellow brass Bell with french rim. With cap, handguard and soundring
    Bell No. 2: THEIN K-Style Metal bell with Kranz and cap, handguard and soundring
  • Valve section:: 11.05 M Meinlschmidt / 11.05 Z Zirnbauer
  • Material: yellow brass, THEIN K-Style Metal
  • Wall thickness: 0,30 / 0,40  mm
  • Finish:  silver plated, gold plated
  • Mouthpiece recomondation: THEIN MH2 - 3.8 as well as 1C, 1¼C, 1½C

Model Informationen

By this instrument Matthias Höfs had wished a trumpet which does not have sound to the typical C trumpets, but orientates itself rather by the Bb flat trumpet. Particularly the Zirnbauer machine with generally conical pipe course has turned out here very advantageous.

It has become an incredibly varied instrument with the whole tonal palette of the trumpet sound. Matthias Höfs has used them, e.g., with the recording of the Jolivet concert on the CD "Gansch meets Höfs" which grants to him here the freedoms which he fancied for this piece. We have conceived for the Hummel-Concert in E longer leadpipe with which the trumpet on B tuning can be brought. Thus one can use comfortably the "usual" clutch way it of the B flat trumpet. This concert demands rather a softer and more full sound, this is achievable on a B flat trumpet much better than on an E trumpet. Besides, the E trumpet is an instrument which you cannot often use. With the small "trick" of the B flat trumpet you can play the concert comfortably on the usual C trumpet (after Bb retuned).

Besides, we have developed a special bow which is equipped with a control valve. Retuning permits this valve effortlessly. Thus one can play, for example, the slow movement then on the C trumpet and then reads A minor by which the trills can be formed substantially better, than on the Bb trumpet.

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