Designed by Chris Cromer and John Wheeler
Precision made in the USA by Warburton
Friends of the Horn Grip at the FMEA show in Florida
Get a GRIP on your horn for improved technique and finger dexterity!
The Horn Grip works by supporting the right hand in the correct position for efficient operation of the trumpet valves. Breaking the habit of poor right hand posture can be difficult. The Horn Grip makes it easy by providing a constant reminder of proper hand position, which in turn promotes more efficient valve operation and reduced fatigue.
1. Mount the Grip body on your leadpipe using the Velcro straps attached to the posts by looping them around the leadpipe & securing the Velcro to itself. The Horn Grip works by supporting the valve (right) hand as a rest, as you operate the valves of your instrument. This improves hand posture for functionality as well as aesthetic purposes.
2. The distance of the leadpipe to your right-hand palm can then be adjusted by removing the unit and turning the two short posts in or out from the main body. Make sure that the curved contour at the end of each post aligns with the curvature of the leadpipe.
3. Lastly insert the 2 longer support legs into the body while adjusting them to the desired distance to fit your hand & horn size vertically. While adjusting the legs into position keep in mind the foot of each leg is designed to rest on the center valve casing braces located just below the casing balusters. Once the desired length is achieved lock each leg size in place using the 2 knurled nuts provided on each leg by turning them into each other (similar to a Bach style 3rd valve slide stop rod assembly).
Note: For players who prefer to place their right hand on their instrument while resting the tip of your thumb between the 1st & 2nd valve casing balusters, you can remove the left support leg of the Grip during use as the body is able to be fully supported & maintain full functionality with only the right leg in place.
STORAGE: When you need to put your horn in the case you can quickly & easily stow the Grip body away without removing the Velcro straps. Simply remove the longer support legs by unscrewing them while keeping the lock nuts in place & then swing the Grip body under the leadpipe while keeping it attached to the leadpipe with the straps. Since you've already "set" the depth of each leg with the 2 lock nuts you can now easily remove/reattach the support legs without losing your chosen size settings. The detached support legs can be easily stored in a mouthpiece pouch or accessory pocket on your trumpet case/gig bag.
"Truthfully, I was a little skeptical of this product at first. The Horn Grip is one of those things where the value is not so obvious until you have the opportunity to work with it for a while. Any change in the physical operation of the instrument takes some getting used to. But having had it on my horn for some time now, if I pick up another horn I miss it. It just feels right."
Band Director Terri Palazzolo is fixing her student's hand posture with the HornGrip!
"Just a note to tell you how fantastic your Horn Grip is. I put it on my new trumpet.(a copy of a 933 Monette Heavy everything). It balanced the horn out and made it easier to play and finger. I am buying a Horn Grip for my Bass Trumpet and Pocket Trumpet. Thanks Terry for another GREAT PRODUCT."