The DW/Paxman range of mouthpieces has been developed with LSO principal horn Tim Jones, and uses the ideas underlying the Denis Wick Heritage range. This principle is based on a late 19th century design, where the cup wall is very thin near the mouthpiece rim, combined with the new idea to have substantially more mass lower down the cup.
The results are amazing. The mouthpieces have an immediate, easy response, particularly in the high register, a smooth legato and a sound rich in overtones over the whole range. The 3, with a cup diameter of 18.25mm, gives a powerful sound and great volume whilst maintaining focus. This size is very popular with orchestral horn players, and gives a rich sound which projects well. Can be used by both high and low players.
Rim width: 4.30mm
Designed in conjunction with Paxman, these mouthpieces provide the classic French horn sound with the consistency and quality of Denis Wick.