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Electric Horns

What electric horns are you using? I want something loud and electric and reasonably compact. My hot rod truck will be a 12vdc negative ground system. I found these but I'm not sure I like the sound.

https://www.autoanything.com/car-hor...supertone-horn

What are you using? Thanks ahead of time for you responses.

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I also found these with a different deeper tone:

PIAA | Automotive Superior Bass Horn (330/400Hz) #85115

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I like the Wolo horns
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00029XGNM/ref=twister_B00RCS5OSQ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00029XGNM/ref=twister_B00RCS5OSQ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
The ones you have cited are more like the Euro-style horn and do not have the rich tone sound. IMHO
 
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I used a pair of horns from a 67-72 ford truck nice and loud.
 
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hella's sound like a Prius horn..... cute and girly
Piaa's were like an import horn
Wolo's were louder but monotone... you need tuned horns (plural)
I agree with tudor.... salvage yard... truck horns or find a coupe/sedan deville those old caddy horns are the bomb.

I'm still looking for a deal on train horns but can visualize where to mount the compressor/tank and horns...

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I too have always wanted the deep melodious two-tone horns used on big Caddy's of the 60's/70's. Very classy. I went to the boneyard and couldn't find any (all taken) so grabbed some off a big Lincoln. Not as classy but authoritative.
 
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i went to the junkyard also to buy my horns.i found a real nice pair of horns off of a buick roadmaster. they sound great.i only paid $20
 
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Hey Bob,

Do you remember what year of Roadmaster those horns came from?
 
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I've done a little more research on Cadillac horns. Ross the Caddy sound you are looking for is from the big cars (I don't know what models) is actually from a set of four horns and are musical notes of A, C, D and F. You can buy complete, reconditioned sets of all four with a warranty for around $90.00.

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hooler1, i dont remember but i think that they were of somewhere in the 80-90 range.not sure,good luck
 
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If memory serves me right, most all of the upscale GM cars had great sounding, loud horns. I believe the dual and triple tone horn was an option on some models. This includes six volt cars dating back into the 40s and 50s. I remember a particular1950 Buick that I was privy to ride in once in a while. having a horn that sounded with authority and a great radio.
 
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I've done a little more research on Cadillac horns. Ross the Caddy sound you are looking for is from the big cars (I don't know what models) is actually from a set of four horns and are musical notes of A, C, D and F. You can buy complete, reconditioned sets of all four with a warranty for around $90.00.

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Thanks, I'll check them out! I used to work across the street from the Palmer House in downtown Chicago (upscale old hotel) and those big Fleetwoods and Model 75's would pull up to the curb and give a honk to let the doorman know they had arrived. Purely musical!

Not quite authentic, but this gives the idea:
(Go to 2:39 to skip to the sound)
 
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[QUOTE=ALBUQ F-1 Purely musical!

Not quite authentic, [/QUOTE]

Nice sound Ross, and I love that he went to the trouble to give his ride the unique sound.
 
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Wow! And I thought we were a little out there at times about our old trucks.
The Horn Guy on the video is mmm.... fixated on getting his horn to sound right.

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