Denis Wick Mutes for French Horn
Designer: Denis Wick
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Denis Wick manufactures 4 models of mutes for the French Horn. They have set the standard for tone and intonation for many years. They bring an amazing range of tone colours to any brass section and are essential for the performance of a huge range of music, from classical composers such as Mahler and Shostakovich to film scores, avant-garde music, big bands and small group jazz.
The DW5524 Denis Wick mute offers an amazing range of tone colors to any brass section and is essential for the performance of a huge range of musical styles. The hand crafting of these mutes gives the high-quality aluminum a "work hardened" quality, which makes for a very resonant product that will give a wonderful fortissimo when it is needed. The mute is designed to work in all registers, so even the very difficult low notes work perfectly. Made from high purity spun aluminum, "scotchbrite" finished and bright silver anodized. This mute is widely respected amongst professionals as it has excellent intonation and is well matched when played together in a section.
The DW5525 Denis Wick stopping replaces the hand for the traditional "hand-stopping" effect, giving a perfect result with an exact semitone transposition every time. An absolute necessity for players with small hands and a great asset to all hornists.
The DW5530 Denis Wick practice mutes are perhaps the best teaching aid ever invented. Not only do they fulfill the need for the IN TUNE painless practice, so essential in the development of every young player and an indispensable 'hotel mute' for the professional, but they also possible an enormous improvement in tone quality using the entire vital capacity as a vibrating air column by opening the throat spaces through playing loudly in the low register.
The DW5554 Denis Wick mute offers an amazing range of tone colors to any brass section and is essential for the performance of a huge range of musical styles. This wooden straight mute gives a very special tone color, especially in soft playing because they must be hand-made, which has always been expensive and difficult to find. By using new and ingenious manufacturing techniques, it has been possible to produce these mutes at reasonable prices. Construction is of Finnish birch faced plywood for the sidewalls and marine ply for the bases. Lined with vulcanized fiber.
The hand-made wooden mutes are especially effective in quiet, spooky music and are widely used in orchestras for the performance of early twentieth century music. All Denis Wick mutes are designed to work in all registers, so even the very difficult low notes of the bass trombone work perfectly whichever Denis Wick mute is being used.
Made in England.