Range & Technical DataRims
Halstead and Chidell have introduced 2 'American-style' narrow rims into the range so that the many horn players who prefer this type of rim will be able to use any of the 15 PHC cups.
For Philip Farkas, the ideal rim was one that was 'neither too large nor too small'. An ideal description for these four rims which have long been popular with the many players who find a slightly larger internal diameter rim comfortable.
To meet a demand for an internal diameter that falls between that of the 'AS' and the 'S', these two most popular rims are now available with an internal diameter of 18.00mm.
The advantages of using wider internal diameter rims are immediately apparent. More of the lip is free to vibrate within the mouthpiece, which allows greater mobility over the entire range and gives the potential for developing a greater variety of tone colours.
All 12 rims are available in a choice of 3 finishes - silver plate, gold plate and white acetal, which is hypoallergenic, has a more constant temperature and a unique 'soft' feel. All of these rims can be used with any of the 15 PHC cups.
Mk 11 Cups
All new PHC mouthpieces are made of brass and then silver plated
The PHC "First" mouthpiece has been introduced to meet the needs of students and teachers. It gives the best starting point for players beginning to learn the horn as well as for students of other brass instruments moving to the horn.
The 'high performance' version of our existing cups, the Z cup enhances the excellent qualities of the PHC horn mouthpiece and offers enhanced resonance and sensitivity to the discerning horn player. This is achieved by a unique super-annealing process which de-stresses the molecular structure of the brass cup prior to plating. The Z cup will 'play in' over a period of time and offers an instant response to the softest tongue action or the lightest impulse of breath. It also displays the ability to create more clearly defined pitch 'slots' in the higher register, whether tongued or slurred. Because of the sophisticated techniques involved in the manufacture of these cups supplies are limited.
To order please
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