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French Horn Mouthpieces

For solid rips and beefy low end, take a look through our various makes of mouthpieces. We've got Atkinson, Giardinelli, Farkas, Moosewood, and Faxx!

Atkinson

These fine two-piece mouthpieces are made just down the road in Burbank, California. Rims and cups are sold separately, and prices vary depending on model.

 

Cups

Model Specs

C

This is the New York style mouthpiece, based on a 1948 James Chambers mouthpiece.  It has a deep bowl cup, and is excellent for orchestral and studio playing. The C-1 uses a back-bore reamer obtained from Vince Derosa, which feels like a C-8, but is much more efficient.

Bore size-inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: Deep Bowl

B

This is the Cleveland style mouthpiece, based on an old Giardinelli from Myron Bloom.  It's deeper than a C, with a deep bowl cup.  Has a very rich sound.

Bore Size-Inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: Deep Bowl

D

This is the Philadelphia style mouthpiece, which has a deep German V-cup, and is based on a popular mouthpiece made by Vincent Dell'osa, who was a renowned brass technician in Philadelphia in the 1930's and beyond.

Bore Size-inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metic: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: Deep German V Cup

D2

The deepest of all Philadelphia style Dell'osa mouthpieces, recommended for players who need extreme volume.  This mouthpiece plays very loud when necessary.  Made for Ward Fern of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.

Bore Size-Inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: Extra Deep German V Cup

G

This is the Geyer Chicago model, and is medium depth, which produces a clear, vibrant sound.  It is comparable to Holton MDC & Schilke 32.  Mr. Geyer was a renowned horn and mouthpiece maker in Chicago in the 1920's.

Bore Size-Inch: 8 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.05mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: medium

G2

The G2 is a Geyer style with a deep bowl cup, which allows more volume and projection, and also gives a warmer and darker sound for a live hall.

Bore Size-Inch: 8 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.05mm thru 4.50mm

Cup Depth: Deep Bowl Cup

V

This is the descant cup, which is shallow for more secure high register playing.

Bore Size-Inch: Special Order

Bore Size-Metric: Special Order

Cup Depth: shallow Cup

O

This is the orchestral cup, similar to a C, but with better control at softer dynamics, deep cup.  Inspired by John Cerminaro of the Seattle Symphony.

Bore Size-Inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm

CC

This is the cantata cup, also inspired by John Cerminaro, which is a medium cup for chamber music and situations requiring a more compact sound.

Bore Size-Inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50

DR

This is the Vince DeRosa model, for that classic Los Angeles studio and symphonic sound, which is similar to a Giardinelli Chambers cup, but it's modified like an Anton Horner model.  Enhances center and projection in large bell horns.

Bore Size-Inch: 1 thru 16 Drill

Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50

 

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