Houghton Horns Mouthpiece Rims

(4 customer reviews)


Houghton Horns mouthpieces possess a special external profile and a uniquely-balanced rim, cup, bore, backbore, and shank. The entire line was designed by Mark Houghton and Derek Wright and manufactured by Dave Houser. All Houghton mouthpiece cups (underparts) are made of either raw brass or surgical-grade stainless steel. Houghton mouthpiece rims are exclusively stainless steel, with optional H-kote. Houghton mouthpiece cups are available in three distinct models and a variety of configurations when paired with various rim diameters, contours and coatings. The intent was to design a line of mouthpieces that addressed the needs of real-world players by combining proven design concepts with the latest in technology and materials. Ultimately, the emphasis was on balance, focusing on the versatility and functionality that most modern players require. Between the three models any horn player, high or low, orchestral or commercial, solo or section, should be capable of finding a mouthpiece that provides a sense of comfort and identity.

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All Houghton rims have an ultra-smooth, comfortable feel, with special bites and contours to accompany each model. All rims are crafted in surgical grade stainless steel, with optional H-Kote.


H-Kote is a very thin, hard layer of vaporized titanium/ceramic composite that is deposited on the surface of our stainless steel mouthpiece rims. It is commonly used on implantable medical devices and surgical tools because of its biocompatibility. H-Kote can be a good option for those looking to go one step further in terms of hypo-allergenic equipment, and has a slightly different feel on the lips than uncoated stainless steel.


All Houghton rims and cups are equipped with standard Giardinelli threads and a .660″ junction, making them compatible and completely interchangeable with one another and with the vast majority of rims and cups on the market, including the entire line of standard Houser mouthpieces. This compatibility extends to our Verus VX two-piece cups, and nearly any other ‘Giardinelli-threaded’ parts.




    • Comfort rim with carefully defined bite for ultra-clear articulation
    • Five rim inner diameters: 17.25 mm, 17.5 mm (Standard), 17.75 mm, 18 mm, 18.25 mm
    • Surgical grade stainless steel with optional H-Kote



    • Semi-flat, rounded rim based on a 1960’s era Giardinelli ‘wide rim’
    • Rim inner diameter: 17.75 mm
    • Surgical grade stainless steel with optional H-Kote



    • Semi-flat rim based on the original 1960’s era “block-letter” Farkas mouthpiece
    • Rim inner diameter: 17.75 mm
    • Surgical grade stainless steel with optional H-Kote


Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

H1 17.25 mm, H1 17.5 mm, H1 17.75 mm, H1 18 mm, H1 18.25 mm, H1 18.5 mm, H2 17.75 mm, H3 17.75 mm


Stainless Steel, Black H-Kote

4 reviews for Houghton Horns Mouthpiece Rims

  1. Billie W (verified owner)

    I love this rim. It is smooth & soft on the lips and extends my playing time. Thank you Houghton Horns.

  2. Devin Cobleigh Morrison (verified owner)

    The H1 rim has a special place in my heart for various reasons. I played it in 2016 after a bit of overuse turbulence and used it to figure out what cups work for me, while keeping the rim. I’d lately been experimenting with rims to fully understand what does and doesn’t work for me and why, and have come full circle back to the H1. The rim is comfortable, and the slightly more defined inner edge helps my lips relax more into the cup. As always, the high quality product is something you’d expect from Houghton and always delivers. I have two in 17.5 and .75 Thank you, guys!

  3. Alex Lawson

    This rim in the black H-kote is what really had me looking at Houghton Horns two part mouthpieces and I absolutely love the results I’ve gotten from this rim as it extends my endurance and just makes lip slurs that much smoother and although I came down to their shop all the way from Knoxville Tennessee for their horns finding this rim and their mouthpiece was a good unintended benefit my professor already loves the new sound I’m getting from this rim and their H1 underpart

  4. Andrew Lawson

    I’ve been playing on a Stainless Steel H2 cup with an H1 18MM rim for a little over 3 years now and the difference is amazing. The mouthpiece never becomes uncomfortable, and the response is incredible. I get asked all the time, “What kind of mouthpiece is that?” to which I always respond “Houghton!”. Great product for a great price. Definitely worth looking into if you’re looking to make a change.

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