The Denis Wick trumpet mouthpiece booster converts your classic mouthpiece to a HeavyTop by adding extra mass. It fits snugly around the existing mouthpiece.
The booster’s extra weight helps to transfer more energy through the horn and to the bell, resulting in a more powerful sound, more secure high register playing and more focused tone. Extra mass gives greater projection and also darkens the sound. The tone develops a deeper ‘core’ and takes on a darker quality, giving a greater depth even at extreme volumes and ranges without the sound breaking up. This extra projection is very useful when playing in a very large venue or in a situation where maximum volume is required.
That said, some of the ‘sparkle’ in the sound will be lost, so it is useful to be able to add the booster for, say, a concert in a stadium and remove it for a chamber music performance or an intimate jazz gig. The booster will add variety to a player’s sound and give options for different playing situations. Some players who put a lot of energy through the instrument will find the booster useful to stop the sound becoming too bright and overbearing, adding, instead, greater focus and projection.