Schagerl “GANSCH-HORN” Hoersdorf Heavy Bb Trumpet REVIEW – HD 1080p

This is a review of the Schagerl HÖRSDORF HEAVY “Gansch-Horn” Bb trumpet, which was designed for Thomas Gansch of the famous Austrian group, Mnozil Brass.

It is a rotary trumpet that is played in the upright position, like piston instrument, and is an amazing step forward in trumpet and brass instrument design. I have had the pleasure of playing on mine for a few months now, and thought that an in depth review would be useful for anyone considering the purchase of this beautiful ,musical instrument.

The distributer of this trumpet in the USA can be found at

The manufacturer’s website is

Recorded in 4K @ 24fps and then down-converted to 1080P in Final Cut Pro X. Shot with two Panasonic GH4 cameras and the Edelkrone Slider Plus with Action and Target modules.


57dogsbody says:

You quite like it then?

Heiko Schindlbacher says:

schagerl is an Austrian company

Kyle Procopio says:

I like this kind of review video, you should do more of them. 🙂

Steffen Fischer says:

Are you sure its actually a Bb-trumpet? I thought the Ganschhorn Heavy is only available in Eb, and the Ganschhorn light is in Bb?

Maxime Lissoir says:

This horn just need a quarter tone vavle to be THE perfect horn !

Beedajuicee says:

What does it cost

Lars Dietrich says:

great video! but just one question: are you sure, that piston-valve-trumpets have a broader Sound in general? I’ve played some different Horns throughout the years and always experienced it to be exactly the other way round! And that’s also the common opinion here in Germany…

Eric Baker says:

Fantastic review! I am currently saving money from every gig to buy this exact horn. Been a Mnozil fan for years! Well done. Where are you located? I need to play that horn! 🙂

Mike Adkins says:

This review in summary: It’s a rotary trumpet you play like a piston trumpet. That one has an antique finish and it’s supposed to look that old. It’s by Schagerl, so the craftsmanship is perfect. They make some different models, that’s the biggest one and also the one Thomas Gansch (trumpeter extraordinaire who designed it) uses. Use whatever mouthpiece you want. You really don’t have to watch the video now.

joshmx28 says:

Be very careful with the finger buttons. In that generation of Gansch Horn they don’t have a lot of surface area where they are mounted and may break off. The new ones they are making seem to address this issue but then again I may be the only idiot who managed to break mine off. I honestly don’t even know how it happened though so that should tell you how easily it can occur.

Lance Skinner says:

A trumpet review without a note sounded, probably an oboe player!!!

Jason Geddie says:

So after 18 minutes of over-detailing the instrument, which could’ve been said easily in 3 minutes, the first time we actually hear you play the horn is in the middle of a field, which you admitted was a terrible place to record, for not even 30 seconds, and nothing else. May I ask in what was your actual intent of this ‘review’ of this instrument?

PystolPeet says:

Hey, you made Thomas Gansch a German player! He isn’t, comes from exactly where the trumpet comes from – Lower Austria!

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