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Denis Wick DW5286 Classic Tuba Mouthpiece

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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.

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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.

Specification

Size Cup Cup Diameter (mm) Rim Width (mm) Bore (mm) Backbone Description Notes
1 Extra deep cup/small fitting 32.50 7.48 8.43 V-type For all large tubas. Enormous volume and range. Needs strong embouchure. No VB equivalent
1L Extra deep cup/large fitting 32.50 7.48 8.43 V-type For all large tubas. Enormous volume and range. Needs strong embouchure. No VB equivalent
2 Very deep cup/small fitting 32.00 7.73 8.45 V-type Large funnel-shaped Helleberg type cup. Clean and clear sound with good projection in all registers. VB18/Schilke 67
2L Very deep cup/large fitting 32.00 7.73 8.45 V-type Large funnel-shaped Helleberg type cup. Clean and clear sound with good projection in all registers. VB18/Schilke 67
3 Deep cup/small fitting 31.25 8.11 8.78 V-type Deep well rounded cup and huge throat and backbone give rich organ-like tone VB24AW/Schilke 66
3L Deep cup/large fitting 31.25 8.11 8.78 V-type Deep well rounded cup and huge throat and backbone give rich organ-like tone VB24AW/Schilke 66
2SL Shallow cup/large fitting 32.00 7.73 7.65 V-type Soloist mouthpiece with tremendous projection and clarity in all registers  
3SL Shallow cup/large fitting 31.25 8.11 7.62 V-type Soloist mouthpiece with tremendous projection and clarity in all registers Mirafone C4
4 Deep cup/small fitting 30.50 6.89 8.27 V-type Scaled down version of 3L. Good projection with less effort. Good for young players. No VB or Schilke equivalent
4L Deep cup/large fitting 30.50 6.89 8.27 V-type Scaled down version of 3L. Good projection with less effort. Good for young players.

 

No VB or Schilke equivalent
5 Deep cup/small fitting 30.00 7.14 7.89 V-type Deep cup and matching backbone give a compact tone. Suits F and Eb tubas. No VB or Schilke equivalent
5L Deep cup/large fitting 30.00 7.14 7.89 V-type Deep cup and matching backbone give a compact tone. Suits F and Eb tubas. No VB or Schilke equivalent

Single numbers (without 'L') are for older makes of European tubas with small mouthpiece fittings. 'L' models suit all modern instruments, especially German-type designs.

Size Cup diameter (mm) Rim width (mm) Bore (mm) Backbone
1XL 32.50 8.55 8.43 Open
2XL 32.00 8.60 8.45 Open
3XL 31.25 8.97 8.78 Large barrel

The rims are a little more comfortable and prefrred by tubists who have to play for extended periods of time. Soft articulation is easier although there is slightly less "grip" in the very highest register.

 

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