Houghton Horns Mouthpiece Underparts

(2 customer reviews)

$135.00

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. They are all made of surgical-grade stainless steel, and come in 3 different models which are available in a variety of configurations. 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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Description

Why stainless steel? Stainless steel is one of the most advanced manufacturing alloys in use today. It is corrosion-resistant, hypoallergenic, lightweight, scratch-resistant, and more durable than silver-plated or gold-plated brass. There is no plating to erode or chip. A stainless steel mouthpiece will outlast its plated counterparts by many years, and can be re-polished if scratched.

H1

    • High volume, bowl-shaped cup
    • #14 bore
    • Medium backbore
    • Morse (American) or European shank taper

 

H2

    • Standard volume, bowl-shaped cup
    • #14 bore
    • Medium backbore
    • Morse (American) or European shank taper

 

H3

    • Deep, funnel/bowl combination cup
    • Based on the original 1960’s era “block-letter” Farkas mouthpiece
    • #17 bore
    • Specialized backbore
    • Morse (American) or European shank taper

 

H4

    • Medium, funnel/bowl combination cup
    • A shallower version of the original 1960’s era “block-letter” Farkas mouthpiece
    • #16 bore
    • Specialized backbore
    • Morse (American) or European shank taper

 

Exterior Profile

The exterior of the mouthpiece was designed to provide exceptional playability along with unmatched beauty. The uniquely positioned “knurled bulb” adds increased mass to the middle of the mouthpiece, aiding in efficient resonance, projection, response, and weight balance. The knurl also provides helpful traction for assembly of the cup and rim, and a handy grip for mouthpiece buzzing. The outside of the mouthpiece is “bead-blasted” for a durable satin finish.

Rims

All Houghton rims have an ultra-smooth, comfortable feel, with special bites and contours to accompany each model.

Cups

The cup designs are largely sourced from successful designs of the past, with modifications for enhanced performance. The H1 and H2 cups are bowl-shaped for excellent response, with maximum resonance and life. The H1 has a slightly larger volume than the H2. The H3 cup has a combination funnel/bowl shape that is based on the original 1960’s era “block-letter” Farkas mouthpiece. The H3 is relatively less resistant, and produces a rich, velvety sound.

Bores and backbores

Each of the models is mated to a bore and backbore that complement their individual characteristics.

Shanks

The mouthpiece shanks are sized for optimum fit and response in most horns with a Morse (American) or similarly tapered receiver. European shanks are also available.

Compatibility

All Houghton rims and cups are equipped with standard Giardinelli threads and a .660″ junction, making them compatible with the vast majority of rims and cups on the market, including the entire line of standard Houser mouthpieces.

Additional information

Weight0.25 lbs
Dimensions1.5 in
Model

H1, H2, H3, H4

Fit

Standard (Morse), European

Finish

Stainless Steel, Raw Brass

2 reviews for Houghton Horns Mouthpiece Underparts

  1. Devin Cobleigh Morrison (verified owner)

    After playing on a shallow cup and small bore for almost a year, the same cup shape of the h4 and the slightly more open bore (16) has been a great balance for me. The raw brass not only looks but also sounds great and is capable of producing a wide array of colors, and the efficient cup depth is a great tool for helping with immediacy. Very happy- thanks guys!

  2. James Boldin (verified owner)

    Great product! High quality, professional-level mouthpiece. Was looking for something in-between the H1 and the San Francisco cup, and the H2 fits the bill. I have this cup in brass and stainless, and they are both fantastic.

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