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Denis Wick - Paxman French Horn Mouthpieces

Designed in conjunction with Paxman, these mouthpieces provide the classic French horn sound with the consistency and quality of Denis Wick.

The DW/Paxman range of mouthpieces has been developed with LSO principal horn Tim Jones, and uses the ideas underlying the Denis Wick Heritage range. This principle is based on a late 19th century design, where the cup wall is very thin near the mouthpiece rim, combined with the new idea to have substantially more mass lower down the cup.

The results are amazing. The mouthpieces have an immediate, easy response, particularly in the high register, a smooth legato and a sound rich in overtones over the whole range.

The 2, with a cup diameter of 18.50mm, is the largest of the range. Although this diameter would have previously been thought very large, mouthpieces of this size are now commonly used by orchestral horn players, and give a very dynamic and exciting sound in large symphonic works. This mouthpiece will help create an incredibly rich and dark sound. A very large mouthpiece for strong players.

The 3, with a cup diameter of 18.25mm, gives a powerful sound and great volume whilst maintaining focus. This size is very popular with orchestral horn players, and gives a rich sound which projects well. Can be used by both high and low players.

Size
Features
DWPAX-2

A very large mouthpiece for strong players
Cup diameter: 18.5mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.8mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-3

Big sound, can be used by both high and low players
Cup diameter: 18.25mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.8mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-4

Especially good for the low register. Good volume and warm tone. Perfect for 2nd & 4th.
Cup diameter: 18mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.7mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-5

Versatile mouthpiece with rich tone. Great in all registers.
Cup diameter: 17.5mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.6mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-5.5

Good all-rounder. Perfect for beginners and skilled players alike.
Cup diameter: 17.4mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.5mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-6

Rich and full sound with excellent flexibility
Cup diameter: 17.00mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.5mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-7

Versatile with good high register and a strong, powerful sound.
Cup diameter: 17.25mm.
Rim width: 4.1mm.
Throat: 4.5mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-8

Solid and bright sound. Great response especially in the upper register.
Cup diameter: 16.89mm.
Rim width: 4.3mm.
Throat: 4.5mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

DWPAX-9

Easy high register with a brilliant tone.
Cup diameter: 4.55mm.
Rim width: 3.85mm.
Throat: 4.5mm.
Backbore: V-Type.

      Shipping specs

      Weight: 0.05 kg
      Dimensions: 7.32 × 3.81 × 3.81 cm

      About Denis Wick mouthpieces

      The first Denis Wick mouthpieces were made in 1968, and range has grown so much, that it is now one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. They are famous for their wonderful sound and brilliant designs, and are produced to the highest technical specifications.

      Special attention is paid to the rims, which are both comfortable and consistent. Special techniques are used to produce beautiful and extremely hard-wearing silver and gold plating. Many mouthpieces are available in Heritage and Heavytop formats as well as in the Classic shape.

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