Denis Wick Products

Trombone Mouthpieces

Written on 12/12/2019
Mary Galime


Denis Wick offers you 3 styles of trombone mouthpieces. As you can see, they each have a different shape, and as a result different weights. Mass, and where it is carried on the mouthpiece make a big difference in how that mouthpiece resonates in the instrument. These are our thoughts on what to expect from each option, but we want to know your thoughts too! Let us know what you play and what you love about it in the comment section at the top.

CLASSIC: Silver DW5880-# , Gold DW4880-#
The first mouthpiece ever developed by Denis Wick, this mouthpiece was designed for his section in the London Symphony Orchestra as they were dealing with less than perfect acoustics in the Royal Festival Hall. Since that day, Denis has been creating this series to help trombone players achieve clarity, warmth, and beauty of sound in a way no manufacturer has been able to duplicate.

HERITAGE DW3180-#
The Heritage design uses the same sizing as the Classic series, however the shifted mass of the mouthpiece affects the way it responds in the Cornet. Like the HeavyTop series, added mass near the throat/backbore provide focus to the sound. The upper walls and rim are thinned to compensate for the additional mass. This aids the player in easy articulation in higher registers, and a very colorful tonal response.

HEAVYTOP: Silver DW6880-# , Gold DW7880-#
Denis Wick HeavyTop mouthpieces are designed to reduce the amount of vibration lost through the mouthpiece. Additional mass around the cup, throat and backbore of the mouthpiece transfers energy much more efficiently, resulting in improved projection and stability, creating a strong, rich, and centered sound. 

 

00AL
Dark, round tone. Exceptional projection and clarity.

0AL
Clean, precise attacks in the low register.

1AL
Open sound in all registers. Near perfect amount of resistance.

2AL
Secure high register with full, dark lows. Perfect orchestral mouthpieces.

2NAL
Like the 2AL with a narrow rim for accurate attacks in the low register.

3AL
Ideal for tenor players who double on bass. Slightly narrower rim for increased endurance and accurate attacks.

4AL
Easy blowing upper register with dark tone.

4ABL
Dark core sound with excellent flexibility.

4BL
Ideal for solo playing. Excellent range with even tone production.

4BS
Big bore sound on a small bore horn. Dark tone.

4.5AL
Easy blowing upper register with dark tone.

5AL
Perfect for wind ensemble work. Deep cup and larger bore for improved projection and tone.

5ABL
Excellent high register with a rich tone. Our best seller.

5BL
Free and resonant highs. Ideal for principal players.

5BS
Free and resonant highs. Ideal for principal players.

6AL
Even tone quality. Big, full sound. Ideal for concert band and brass band players.

6BL
Even tone quality. Big, full sound. Ideal for concert band and brass band players.

6BS
Even tone quality. Big, full sound. Ideal for concert band and brass band players. Medium shallow cup for improved high register.

7CS
A great step-up mouthpiece. Clean tone, clear attacks and increased flexibility.

9BL
Brilliant high register with a full sound.

9BS
Brilliant high register with a full sound. A great alto trombone mouthpiece

10CS

Extremely comfortable rim. Clean, even high register.

12CS
Perfect for lead players. Wide rim for endurance and a clear, resonant high register.



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