Laskey Horn Mouthpieces
"For over 20 years, musicians from around the world came to me for custom mouthpieces. They came because they could not find a mouthpiece that had the look, the feel, and produced the sound they were after. Sometimes I would make a simple modification to their existing mouthpiece. Other times, it was necessary to make something new. Even though they described their needs in different ways, I began to see common elements. It made sense to make these designs part of a line of mouthpieces available to everyone."
the development of the french horn mouthpiece line:
For years, Scott Laskey has made custom french horn mouthpieces for players from around the world, which has helped him determine what players want and need to make a difference in their sound. This dedication and experience is the foundation for the production of the Laskey standard product line of french horn mouthpieces. His work with so many professional players from around the world who helped in this development results in a concise and exceptional line of french horn mouthpieces consisting of seven rim sizes and four cup sizes.
The Numbering System
Laskey french horn mouthpiece models are designated using the metric system. The first digit is dropped and the decimal is removed. The model numbers refer to the rim inner diameter.
17,0mm is our 70 series
17,5mm is our 75 series
18,25mm becomes our 825 series
A Unique Rim Contour
The unique rim contour offers a round shape and definition to the inside diameter, which gives the player the feeling of easy movement, control, accuracy, improved intonation, and flexibility. All Laskey french horn mouthpiece models share the same rim contour.
The Euro Shank Series
The Euro Shank Series, by the Laskey Company, offers a solution to many who play a German made instrument with the larger mouth pipe receiver, such as Schmid, Hoyer, Alexander, etc. With a better fit, the mouthpiece adds more "presence" to the sound, crisp response and attack, and improves intonation. The Euro Shank Series is identifiable in 2 ways, a small letter "e" following the model number, and a pronounced ring cut into the top of the shank.
French Horn Cups
Most models are available in 4 cups, designated by a letter. All cup sizes are made with a standard throat size of .182"/("14")/4,62mm.
- J --shallow-- slightly more shallow than the G cup with a brilliant round and sweeter sound. The more conical shape offers a brilliance with a bite.
- G --standard-- fantastic mix of tone and color available in all models and has an extremely clear, centered, focused sound
- F --medium deep-- more funnel shaped with a thicker rounder sound, without sacrificing clarity of attacks
- E --deep-- although a deep cup, the sound profile is rich while maintaining some brilliance
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