Presently own a Yamaha valve bone that I got mainly because of chop problem on trumpet.
Got hooked by Raul de Souza
Played slide trombone in a North Texas Lab Band. Horn borrowed from Music Department, name unknown.
Played French Horn in the service for two years, as well as Tokyo youth Philharmonic, etc. Own a Hans Hoyer.
Problem on left hand now because of strokes. Actually my brass instrument of choice.
Biggest influence, Herman Bauman
Played Alto Horn in a German city band. Markneunkirchen (East Germany at the time) made horn but I don't remember maker.