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French Horn Mouthpieces

Moosewood - Giddings & Webtster - Mark Atkinson - Giardinelli - Farkas - Faxx
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Moosewood Horn Mouthpieces
Thomas Greer in Arizona makes the fine line of Moosewood mouthpieces. All of the Moosewood models are hand crafted the old fashioned way - a few at a time. The A & C model cups are designed specifically for Kruspe and other large throat Horns (a great piece for Hoyer 6800 and 7800 series).  Rims have standard Giardinelli threads.

Thomas also makes a series of Dell'osa cup copies which are by special order only.

Here's a list of what we stock at all times; these are his most popular sizes.

Moosewood Cups - $105

Model Bore Depth Backbore Description
A 11 23.7mm A Medium dark sound without sacrifice of tone. Classic mouthpiece design.
AH 12 Deep V custom Dark, from original 1928 Anton Horner mouthpiece, deep double cup. Huge tone, limited edge. Also excellent in Natural Horns.
AL 2 Deep V custom Largest cup
B 12 21.4mm A Most popular Moosewood cup, medium size, original Thomas Greer design.
BD 20 medium shallow D Descant horn, for Baroque and chamber work.
BV (B16) 16 21.4mm A Bill VerMeulen cup.
BW 12 21.4mm A Similar to model B, but with large diameter cup. Wide open sound and very free blowing
C 8 25.4mm A Modeled after a 1950 original James Chambers mouthpiece. Excellent in Kruspe style horns.  Dark, powerful, esp. good choice for orchestral/studio playing
C "NSP" 1 25.4mm custom All-time secret formula. Smoothest-responding studio mouthpiece on the planet.
D 6 28.5mm A Very deep, smaller cup volume than model AL. Very flexible.
E 5 medium A Medium cup with large bore, ideal orchestral and studio mouthpiece.  Very quick response, powerful Fortes, easy Pianos.
JA 8 medium A Jim Atkinson cup.  Favorite solo mouthpiece of this well-known LA studio musician. Farkas cup variant.
JB       Dell'Osa style as made for John Barrows
L 8 medium deep L (original long bore) Jeffrey Lang (Philadelphia) Model, Medium-deep Chambers variant. Flexible & potent.
MJ       Dell'Osa style Mason Jones cup

 

Moosewood Rims - $55

Model Inner Diameter Outer Diameter Rim Thickness Description
C        
M1 Medium 17.15mm Medium Narrow Medium 3.8mm Dave Stoller, medium curved
M2 Medium 17.15mm Medium Med. Thin 3.7mm Cushion rim, medium curved
M4 Medium Wide 17.5mm Medium Wide Medium 4mm Bill Vermeulen rim, medium curved
M5 Medium Wide 17.5mm Medium Wide Medium 4mm Medium concave rim contour
M6       Medium round
N Medium 17.15mm Narrow 24mm Narrow 3.5mm Narrow round
R1 Narrow 17mm Narrow 24mm Round Round inner edge, narrow
R2 Medium 17.3mm Medium 24.7mm Round Round inner edge, medium
R3 Wide 18mm Wide 25.4mm Round Round inner edge, wide
R4       Round inner edge
R5       Round inner edge
W4       Wide, thin
W6       Wide, medium thick

       

Giddings & Webster Horn Mouthpieces

11.13.2014: Here's some info pasted in from our new website-to-be...

Giddings & Webster French horn mouthpieces are made from stainless steel in Puget Sound, Washington.  Produced since 2000, the G&W line is used by many professional players worldwide. 

We just began stocking these and have a few sizes.  For availability, please call or email.

Frequently asked questions about G&W mouthpieces
 

Features

  • Exceptional responsiveness, with quicker, cleaner attacks and articulation.

  • Delivering more tone and impact to the audience.

  • Superior to brass for resisting scratches, dents, and corrosion.

  • Rich, pure tone with more core,  but with a brilliant sparkle when pushed.

  • Significantly better than gold or silver plating. Never needs re-plating.

  • A huge improvement over plating for people who are allergic to silver or gold plating.

  • Satin finish is similar to silver grip

  • Polished finish is very smooth, comfortable surface similar to gold.

  • Machined from 304 surgical stainless steel

  • Years of experience working with top level musicians throughout the world

 
Size Chart

Model

Cup
Diameter

 

Throat
Diameter

Cup
Depth

Rim Width

 

FH-5

 

.668”

 

.228”

 

1.155”

 

.135”

This is the Big Daddy. What can we say? Designed to generate an expansive huge sound, without sacrificing control due to the relatively small rim diameter.

 

FH-1

.678

.165

.787

.152

Based on the Farkas Medium deep cup horn mouthpieces. Very popular for beginning players, with clean articulations, and ease of playability throughout the range.

 

FH-1.5

.678

.185

.787

.152

Based on the Farkas Medium deep cup horn mouthpieces. Very popular for beginning players, with clean articulations, and ease of playability throughout the range, however we opened the throat giving a classic design a larger core of sound.

 

FH-2.5

.679

.175

.995

.152

Designed for players who have developed a good embouchure and are in need of a mouthpiece that provides the stability of a traditional rim diameter, but need more versatility for expanded literature.

 

FH-2.75

.679

.185

.995

.152

Designed for players who have developed a good embouchure and are in need of a mouthpiece that provides the stability of a traditional rim diameter, but need more versatility for expanded literature. A larger throat adds core to the sound.

 

FH-200

.685

.180

.985

.150

Based on the larger french horn mouthpieces, with a deeper cup and more rounded rim. Designed for section playing and producing a large tone without being to large or unwieldy.

 

FH-2 

.685

.183

1.025

.151

Based on an older Chris Leuba French horn mouthpiece. The cup is almost like a double cup with a deep funnel section and a much shallower cup section. This mouthpiece is very resonate, with an expansive sound.

 

FH-3 

.700

.173

1.050

.142

Our most versatile mouthpiece that really covers the entire literature very well. Clean crisp highs, and solid lows, this mouthpiece can literally do it all.

 

FH-3.25

.700

.185

1.050

.142

With a larger throat creating more impact, core, and projection this is our most versatile mouthpiece that really covers the entire literature very well. Clean crisp highs, and solid lows, this mouthpiece can literally do it all.

 

FH-3.5

.700

.173

1.010

.140

Designed for advanced players who like a large rim diameter, a relatively deep cup and a sound that is at home in any ensemble. With an expansive sound and a more open rim diameter this mouthpiece works great for advanced musicians.

 

FH-3.75

.700

.185

1.010

.140

Designed for advanced players who like a large rim diameter, a relatively deep cup and a sound that is at home in any ensemble. With an expansive sound and a more open rim and throat diameter this mouthpiece works great for advanced musicians with strong chops and lots of air.

 

FH-4.25

.705

.173

1.045

.138

A large rim and deep cup create a massive powerful sound. A good choice for advanced orchestra and large ensemble section players.

 

 

Mark Atkinson Horn Mouthpieces

Mark Atkinson Cups

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

CLOSEOUT - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Model

Price

Specs
C 1 $75 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
Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm thru 4.50mm
Cup Depth: Deep Bowl

B 1 or B 5 $75 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 or 5 Drill  (B1 or B5)
Bore Size-Metric: 5.79mm or 5.22mm
Cup Depth: Deep Bowl

D 10 $95 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: 10 Drill
Bore Size-Metic: 4.92mm
Cup Depth: Deep German V Cup

H 8 $95 This is the Horner model, other details unknown. 

Bore Size-Inch: 8 Drill
Bore Size-Metric: 5.05mm
Cup Depth:

 

Mark Atkinson Rims

Prices are for silver plate rims.

CLOSEOUT - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

 

Model

Price

O.D. Inch
I.D. Inch
O.D. mm
I.D. mm
Specs
1 $50 0.975 0.684 24.76 17.37 good cushion, slight inside bite
2 $50 0.975 0.670 24.76 17.01 wide rim, slightly flat on top
3 $50 0.975 0.685 24.76 17.40 wide semi-flat, good cushion, popular European rim
4 $50 .975 0.680 24.76 17.28 wide slightly rounded
D $50 0.998 0.680 25.35 17.27 very rounded, excellent curve, wide rim, good clear attack and staccato, DeRosa model

 

Giardinelli Horn Mouthpieces


Two-piece models - limited availability: C1, C12 in stock, $40

We also have threaded "C" rims in stock in silver plate - $20 each.  These rims fit many other threaded mouthpieces
 

 

Farkas Horn Mouthpieces

Farkas MC medium cup, silver plate $59
Farkas MDC medium deep cup, silver plate $59

 

Faxx Horn mouthpieces

These nicely made and favorably priced horn mouthpieces are CNC made in Germany and USA. The machining quality on these is superb, and the price is low. They are perfect for a student or for a school to buy.  
 
2 Conn Constellation style, good beginner size, medium wide rim, medium cup $25
7 Bach 7 style,   17.25mm cup diameter, medium cup $25
11 Bach 11 style, 16.55mm cup diameter, best selling Bach size, medium cup $25
MDC Farkas MDC style, medium deep cup $25
MC Farkas MC style, 16.81mm cup diameter, medium cup $25
C6 Giardinelli style,   17.50mm cup diameter, James Chambers model, medium drill $25
C8 Same with medium-small drill $25
C10 Same with small drill $25