Denis Wick DW5884 Flugel Horn Mouthpiece
Denis Wick makes one of the largest ranges of accessories for brass instruments available in the world today
Denis Wick makes one of the largest ranges of accessories for brass instruments available in the world today. He achieved a worldwide reputation as both a player and teacher and has used his vast experience and knowledge to create mouthpieces and mutes which have become the favourites of brass players all over the world.
Denis Wick uses both the latest in computer-controlled technology, and traditional handcrafting skills to produce a range of accessories that are designed to give the best possible results.
Many Denis Wick mouthpieces are now available in the Classic, Ultra, Heritage and Heavytop shapes.
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.
The true flugel horn sound is not found on any other brass instrument. By using really deep cups and carefully matching throats and backbones, Denis Wick has created the real flugel horn tone quality that is possibly one of the most beautiful sounds ever made on a brass instrument. Flugel horn players can enjoy their own special sound with perfect intonation. There is also a range of flugelhorn mouthpieces for German-style flugelhorns. These mouthpieces have a smaller fitting and much shallower cup suitable for use in rotary-valve flugels and for playing the high, melodic lines associated with these instruments. They have 'D' (for Deutsch) suffix.
|Size||Cup||Cup diameter (mm)||Rim width (mm)||Bore (mm)||Backbone||Description|
|2F||Very deep cup||17.00||4.88||4.6||Open||All these models give a particularly rich and beautiful tone to the flugel horn not found in any other make. Made for European fluegl horns|
|2FL||Very deep cup||17.00||4.88||3.6||Open||As above, with large fitting for USA and Japanese instruments|
|3F||Very deep cup||16.75||5.00||4.6||Open||As 2F|
|3FL||Very deep cup||16.75||5.00||4.6||Open||As 2FL|
|4F||Very deep cup||16.50||5.13||4.6||Open||As 2F|
|4FL||Very deep cup||16.50||5.13||4.6||Open||As 2FL|
|2BFL||Medium-deep cup||17.00||4.88||4.6||Open||* See note below|
|3BFL||Medium-deep cup||16.75||5.00||4.6||Open||* See note below|
|4BFL||Medium-deep cup||16.50||5.13||4.6||Open||* See note below|
|5BFL||medium-deep cup||16.00||5.30||4.5||Open||* See note below|
|5EFL||Shallow cup. A specialist jazz model developed with Henty Lowther||16.50||5.30||3.9||V-type||Shank to fit copies of the popular Cuesnon jazz flugel|
|SFL||Large fitting||16.00||5.30||4.5||Open||A specialist model for jazz flugel|
*Note: All these models have less deep cups than 2F, 2FL, 3F, 3FL, 4F, 4FL. They use the original DW cornet cups 2-5 and are intended for use in Northern European 'Fanfare' bands where flugel horns replace cornets. May also be used by players who prefer more traditional flugel mouthpieces. NB - these are NOT the same cups as the 'B' range of cornet mouthpieces.