Denis Wick DW4917S Small Mouthpiece Brush
Keep your mouthpiece hygienic and fresh with this practical, well-designed brush. from Denis Wick. Manufactured to rigid quality standards, the DW4917S mouthpiece brush has firm, non-abrasive nylon bristles and will not scratch your mouthpiece.
The DW4917S mouthpiece brush is suitable for:
- Tenor Horn
- French Horn
Baritone, euphonium, trombone, tuba and sousaphone players should use the larger DW4917L brush.
It is essential to keep mouthpieces clean at all times. If dirt and debris are allowed to accumulate in the backbore, the mouthpiece becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. The warm, wet conditions allow microbes to thrive.
Clean the mouthpiece with warm, soapy water, using the mouthpiece brush to scrub the bore of the mouthpiece. Use the mouthpiece brush to scrub the bore of the mouthpiece from the shank end, and make sure all dirt from the bottom of the cup is removed by brushing from the other end as well.
After thoroughly cleaning the mouthpiece, let it air dry, or use a disposable cloth or paper towel. If you use a cloth you might be transferring germs to the cloth and risk causing onward transmission.
The Denis Wick mouthpiece brush has a plastic covering on the point ensure that it will not scratch your mouthpiece during cleaning. Even with the plastic protector, always be careful when brushing your mouthpiece not to scratch it, especially when brushing a gold plated mouthpiece, as gold is a very soft metal.
Remember to clean your mouthpiece at least once a week, and never share it! This will keep the mouthpiece spotless and will prevent infections and cross contamination.