Horn mouthpiece - moving on up

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Horn2A, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Horn2A

    Horn2A New Member

    I play on a Denis Wick classic size 2 and am thinking of upgrading to a 1 (i.e. a large bore). My hope is:

    - richer sound
    - flatten out a bit (I'm generally always a little sharp and my tuning slides have hit their capacity)

    Anyone have any advice or thoughts as to whether this is a good / bad idea? What advantages / disadvantages does a smaller or bigger mouthpiece bring?
  2. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    I've been using a 1a since they were first produced. It took me a few weeks to get used to it but the benefits are a bigger sound and slight 'flattening' (about 5mm on the tuning slide). I was playing a Prestige and found it really comfortable but had my round stamp sovereign refurbished and it took me a couple of weeks to 'centre all the notes' on the sov. Fine now though!
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