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Brass Witch Magnetic Pencil Holder

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$35.00

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Made by Marcus Bonna in Brazil, the Brass Witch is a revolutionary new pencil holder. It is the first product of its kind made for all types of brass instruments, allowing you to remove and attach a pencil quickly. The innovative design won’t scratch or mark up the instrument like the current hard plastic option does.

The use of strong NeoDymium “rare Earth” magnets is a perfect way to secure the pencil, write down notes, and reapply while only using one hand.

Brass Witch users have talked about being ‘converts’ when using the accessory because of the magnet’s pull. Try it once, and you’ll be under its spell!

Refer to this sizing chart to see what size would work best for your instrument.

Brass Witch accessories was founded by Met Opera Hornist Barbara Jöstlein Currie in 2020. The inspiration behind the idea came about from a trip to the Musée des Artes et Métiers, an industrial design museum founded in 1794 in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris. In its gift shop, Barbara bought a pencil which had a small magnet embedded within the cap.

At a Met rehearsal in early 2020, she discovered that the pencil would stick to the stand, but the magnet wasn’t strong enough to hold, so it would spiral slowly down the stand landing on the floor. This was certainly entertaining, but more than that, lightning struck.

With extra time on her hands during the pandemic, Barbara experimented using different materials, colors, magnet types and strengths to create the first prototypes.

While the Met Orchestra was furloughed, Barbara helped organize many activities for the MET Orchestra Musicians, including programming high profile concerts and organizing masterclasses. One of her favorite projects was organizing a series of Brass masterclasses with members of the Met Brass section and Marcus Bonna’s school, the Lyra Bragança. After three successful classes, she realized that perhaps Marcus Bonna could help manufacture her product.

It was a natural fit for Brass Witch to partner with Marcus Bonna to create the product, using their years of experience producing high quality instrument cases to create professional quality straps. The partnership was formed in July 2021, and they soon started perfecting the product.”

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. 

We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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