Mouthpiece Survey Results

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and find yourselves refreshed and ready to tackle another year! I’ll be posting my usual semester preview next week, but as promised, here are the results from the Mouthpiece Survey. Before getting to the results here are a few points to keep in mind.

  • Creating this survey was a learning experience, and I am grateful to those who offered input. I ended up throwing out one of the survey questions entirely because it was poorly constructed.
  • A free account with Survey Monkey only allows a maximum of 100 respondents per survey. Therefore, the scope of the survey is limited. It was suggested that I create multiple surveys to allow as many respondents as were willing to participate, but this would have made working with the data much more difficult. In other words, Survey Monkey wouldn’t have collated all of the data from multiple surveys and created the neat graphs and charts you are about to see. Based on the participation in this one small survey, I think a much more comprehensive and wide ranging study of mouthpieces would be well received by the horn playing community.
  • What do the results mean? By themselves, very little! Draw from the results whatever conclusions you like. It is simply information, which I hope in some small way will assist players in finding the right mouthpiece for them. Rather than attempt to interpret the results for you, I have simply included the survey questions, along with a graphical representation of the responses (for those who want an overview). For those who want all the gritty details, a more complete rundown of the responses can be found at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Please indicate your primary mouthpiece, i.e. the one on which you do the majority of your playing.

Primary_Mouthpiece

OtherMouthpieces

MouthpieceRim

MouthpieceCup

InnerDiameter

PrimaryInstrument

PrimaryOccupation

Please indicate your primary mouthpiece, i.e. the one on which you do the majority of your playing.

Answer Choices Responses
Alexander

1%

1

Antoine Courtois

0%

0

Atkinson

2%

2

Bach

0%

0

Benge

0%

0

Beck

0%

0

Best Brass

0%

0

Blessing

1%

1

Breslmair

1%

1

Bruno Tilz

0%

0

B&S

0%

0

Cantesanu

1%

1

C. F. Schmidt

1%

1

C. L Hmann & Co.

0%

0

Champion

0%

0

Conn

2%

2

Couesnon

0%

0

Crampone Buffet

0%

0

Curry

0%

0

DEG

0%

0

Dell ‘Osa

0%

0

Denis Wick

0%

0

Engelbert Schmid

4%

4

Faxx

0%

0

Finke

0%

0

Getzen

0%

0

Geyer

0%

0

Giardinelli

3%

3

Giddings and Webster

1%

1

Greg Black

0%

0

Hans Hoyer

1%

1

H. N. White

0%

0

Holton

2%

2

Houser

13%

13

Kanstul

0%

0

Kelly

0%

0

Josef Klier

2%

2

Jupiter

0%

0

Karl Hill

0%

0

King

0%

0

Kruspe

0%

0

Laskey

24%

24

Lawson

2%

2

L’Olifant

0%

0

Marcinkiewicz

0%

0

McCracken

1%

1

Miraphone

0%

0

Moosewood

7.00%

7

Olds

0%

0

Osmun

4%

4

Neill Sanders

0%

0

Patterson

1%

1

Paxman

0%

0

Paxman-Halstead-Chidell (PHC)

5%

5

Pizka

0%

0

Raoux

1%

1

Reynolds

0%

0

Sansone

0%

0

Selmer

0%

0

Seraphinoff

0%

0

Schilke

2%

2

Stölzel

0%

0

Stork

7.00%

7

Thein

0%

0

Thompson Edition

3%

3

Warburton

1%

1

Werner Chr. Schmidt

1%

1

Wedge

1%

1

Windhager

0%

0

Yamaha

2%

2

ResponsesOther (please specify)Schmid

Holton Farkas VDC

custom made by Stork since 1980

3%

3

Total

100

Please indicate any other mouthpieces that you currently use or recommend to your students (check all that apply)

Answer Choices Responses
Alexander

5%

5

Antoine Courtois

2%

2

Atkinson

2%

2

Bach

12%

12

Benge

0%

0

Beck

0%

0

Best Brass

0%

0

Blessing

0%

0

Breslmair

1%

1

Bruno Tilz

8%

8

B&S

0%

0

Cantesanu

2%

2

C. F. Schmidt

4%

4

C. L Hmann & Co.

0%

0

Champion

0%

0

Conn

6%

6

Couesnon

1%

1

Crampone Buffet

0%

0

Curry

1%

1

DEG

0%

0

Dell ‘Osa

2%

2

Denis Wick

3%

3

Engelbert Schmid

11%

11

Faxx

1%

1

Finke

0%

0

Getzen

0%

0

Geyer

2%

2

Giardinelli

16%

16

Giddings and Webster

4%

4

Greg Black

0%

0

Hans Hoyer

0%

0

H. N. White

1%

1

Holton

26%

26

Houser

16%

16

Kanstul

0%

0

Kelly

0%

0

Josef Klier

8%

8

Jupiter

0%

0

Karl Hill

2%

2

King

1%

1

Kruspe

1%

1

Laskey

35%

35

Lawson

12%

12

L’Olifant

1%

1

Marcinkiewicz

2%

2

McCracken

1%

1

Miraphone

2%

2

Moosewood

27%

27

Olds

0%

0

Osmun

12%

12

Neill Sanders

0%

0

Patterson

3%

3

Paxman

6%

6

Paxman-Halstead-Chidell (PHC)

13%

13

Pizka

0%

0

Raoux

1%

1

Reynolds

0%

0

Sansone

0%

0

Selmer

1%

1

Seraphinoff

3%

3

Schilke

25%

25

Stölzel

0%

0

Stork

15%

15

Thein

0%

0

Thompson Edition

4%

4

Warburton

2%

2

Werner Chr. Schmidt

1%

1

Wedge

1%

1

Windhager

3%

3

Yamaha

9%

9

ResponsesOther (please specify)

2%

2

Total Respondents: 100

From which material is the RIM on your primary mouthpiece constructed? Please answer even if you do not use a two or three part mouthpiece.

Brass, silver plated

37%

37

Brass, gold plated

28.00%

28

Brass, unplated

1%

1

Delrin

1%

1

Sheet metal

2%

2

Stainless steel

7.00%

7

Stainless steel, H-Kote (black)

9%

9

Stainless steel, H-Kote (gold)

3%

3

Sterling Silver

6%

6

Titanium

3%

3

ResponsesOther (please specify)

Unplated nickel silver

Silver, gold plated

one piece, brass, gold plated

3%

3

From which material is the CUP on your primary mouthpiece constructed? Please answer even if you do not use a two or three part mouthpiece.

Brass, silver plated

55.00%

55

Brass, gold plated

14.00%

14

Brass, unplated

3%

3

Delrin

0%

0

Sheet metal

3%

3

Stainless steel

15%

15

Sterling Silver

7.00%

7

Titanium

1%

1

ResponsesOther (please specify)

silver, gold plated

one piece, brass, gold plated

2%

2

Total

100

Please indicate the inner diameter on the rim of your primary mouthpiece. If choosing “other,” list measurement in millimeters (mm).

Answer Choices Responses
16.00mm to 16.49mm

6%

6

16.50mm to 16.99mm

10%

10

17.00mm to 17.49mm

16%

16

17.50mm to 17.99mm

39%

39

18.00mm to 18.49mm

18%

18

18.50mm or greater

5%

5

ResponsesOther (please specify)

Whatever an off-the-rack Stork C-12 is…

Don’t know. Standard Moosewood.

19mm

Conn Constellation 7BW – “average width” – mm unknown

Not sure

19mm

6%

6

Total

100

Please indicate your primary instrument, i.e. the one on which you do the majority of your playing.

Answer Choices Responses
Double Horn

92%

92

Single B-flat Horn

2%

2

Triple Horn

3%

3

Descant Horn

0%

0

Natural Horn

1%

1

ResponsesOther (please specify)

Alexander compensating double horn mod. 102st

Vienna Horn

2%

2

Total

100

Please indicate your primary occupation as a horn player.

Answer Choices Responses
Amateur

17%

17

College/University Student

27%

27

College/University Teacher

11%

11

High School Student

6%

6

Orchestral Musician

31%

31

Recording Studio Musician

0%

0

Soloist/Chamber Musician

1%

1

ResponsesOther (please specify)

Chamber Musician

Private pre-college teacher, chamber musician

Military Band

Semi pro

Student/Freelancer

Former military musician

orchestral musician and college/university teacher

7.00%

7

Total

100

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