ODYSSEY GETS WICK-ED

JHS Odyssey ‘Premiere Brass Band’ range now equipped with Denis Wick mouthpieces

John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. are pleased to announce that as from January 2014 their award winning Odyssey range is to become even better with the addition of original Denis Wick Classic Mouthpieces to selected models.

Denis Wick has been manufacturing mouthpieces since1968 and his designs have been used on some of the most high end instruments available, by world class players. Manufactured in the UK using the latest computer-controlled technology, to produce mouthpieces which are both consistently accurate and very comfortable to play. All the mouthpieces are hand-polished and ultra-sonically cleaned before being plated by state-of-the-art equipment designed to produce the best possible finishes.

Instruments in the Odyssey Premiere ‘Brass Band’ range will be supplied as standard with Denis Wick ‘Classic’ mouthpiece.

The original Classic design gives clarity, precision, and a very easily controlled, centred sound. It also adds more brilliance and richer upper overtones than the convex outer profiles of other designs. Very responsive and easy to play, the Classic has excellent flexibility with a rich tone.

Odyssey designer and Master Craftsman Peter Pollard said “What can I say about Denis Wick? A legend as a player and a great guy. British brass bands and Denis Wick mouthpieces are like apple pie and custard – you wouldn’t have one without the other. I am so happy that Denis Wick has allowed us to include his mouthpieces.”

Denis Wick said “The world of brass instruments is changing. With the Odyssey range John Hornby Skewes is giving us a series of quality instruments at affordable prices, and we at Denis Wick Products are pleased to be involved in this new enterprise”.

Models available:
OCR900 Bb Silver plated Cornet Outfit – £399.00 rrp
OTH1900 Eb Tenor Horn Outfit – £549.00 rrp
OBH1400 Bb Baritone Horn Outfit – £899.00 rrp
OEP1500 Bb Euphonium Outfit – £1,599.00 rrp
OTU1900 Eb Tuba Outfit – £4,449.00 rrp
OFG1300 Bb Flugal Horn Outfit – £399.00 rrp

Odyssey Brasswind instruments are available from all good music stores.

Odyssey Brasswind is distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes and Co. Ltd.

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About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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