Denis Wick DW4882 Classic Trumpet 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.
|Size||Cup||Cup diameter (mm)||Rim width (mm)||Bore (mm)||Backbone||Description||Comparison|
|1X||Extra Large symphonic||17.50||5.23||3.9||Barrel||based on 1870 F trumpet (Wallace)||VB1X: Schilke 20|
|1||Large symphonic||17.25||5.00||3.9||Barrel||Scaled down version 1X||VB1: Schilke 17D|
|1C||Large symphonic||17.25||5.00||3.9||Barrel||Easier to play and more flexible||VB1C: Schilke 16|
|1.5C||Large symphonic||17.00||5.00||3.8||Barrel||More brilliant and flexible||VB11/2C|
|2W||Large symphonic||17.00||5.50||3.7||Barrel||Scintillating high register||VB11/4C: Schilke 16B|
|3||General purpose||16.75||5.05||3.7||Barrel||Good all-rounder mouthpiece||VB11/4C: Schilke 14C4|
|3C||Shallow cup||16.75||5.05||3.7||Barrel||General purpose. Brilliant high register for C, D, Eb trumpets||VB3C: Schilke 14B|
|3E||Very shallow cup||16.75||5.05||3.8||Barrel||Very sucdessful 'screamer' jazz||VB7E DW more power|
|4||Viennese type||16.50||5.18||3.7||Barrel||Good all-rounder||No VB equivalent|
|4B||Medium cup||16.50||5.18||3.7||Barrel||All-rounder mouthpiece with great flexibility||VB7C DW more mellow|
|4C||Shallow cup||16.50||5.18||3.7||Barrel||All-rounder with great high register||VB7C DW more brilliant|
|4E||Very shallow cup||16.50||5.18||3.7||V-type||Like 3E||VB10E/DW better high register|
|4X||Shallow cup||16.50||5.75||3.7||V-type||'Cushion rim' for jazz. Tremendous projection in high register||VB7EW/DW better high register|
|5||Traditional cup||16.00||5.30||3.7||Barrel||Traditional French cup for jazz and light music players||No VB equivalent/Schilke 13|
|5E||Extra shallow cup||16.00||5.30||3.7||V-type||The ultimate 'screamer'||VB 10E/Schilke 5|
|5X||Shallow cup||16.00||6.00||3.7||V-type||'Cushion rim' for jazz||VB7EW|
|11/4CV||Paul Archibald model||16.75||5.40||3.8||Open||A v-shaped cup gives a dark tone suitable for Mahler and Bruckner||No VB equivalent - darker sound than Bach 11/4 C|
|3CV||Paul Archibald model||16.75||5.30||3.8||Barrel||developed specially for the Eb trumpet. Ideal for the Hayden and Hummel Concertos||like Bach 11/4 better high register|
|MM1C||Maurice Murphy model||17.50||5.35||3.70||V-type||** See note below|
|MM1.5C||Maurice Murphy model||17.25||5.35||3.70||V-type||** See note below|
|MM2C||Maurice Murphy model||17.00||5.35||3.70||V-type||** See note below|
|MM3C||Maurice Murphy model||16.75||5.35||3.70||V-type||** See note below|
|MM4C||Maurice Murphy model||16.50||5.35||3.70||V-type||** See note below|
**NOTE: Maurice Murphy, for 30 years Principal Trumpet of the LSO, and a truly legendary figure in the world of trumpet playing, has teamed up with former LSO Principal Trombonist, Denis Wick, to design these trumpet mouthpieces. reflecting Maurice's unique playing style, their customised Tottle backbores help provide a brilliant and powerful yet lyrical sound, with superb control at all dynamics.