New mouthpiece rim material

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  1. WilsonBrothers

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  2. WilsonBrothers

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    We're not interested in a better Bach or Schilke clone either. We would, however, be interested in cloning any mouthpiece/rim you'd like to trial... at no cost, no time limit, yours to keep. Remember, we also manufacture several other brasswind products - we can afford to finance everything we develop. Would you like a container of slide grease? Or a patented string linkage system for your French horn?

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    P.S. - We will never solicit endorsements, but we welcome informed suggestions.


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    Wilson Brothers Musical Products
    2146 SE 54th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123-7831 :: Office: 206.939.2083
     
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  3. WilsonBrothers

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    The need for an indestructible mouthpiece rim was recognized several years ago when taking an inventory of all the mouthpieces in a large mouthpiece collection that was rendered useless due to irreparable rim damage (the financial loss amounted to more than $2000).

    It was then that Wilson Brothers Musical Products began searching for an ideal rim material that would withstand severe impact damage.

    After a thorough search for an ideal material to replace conventional plated brass rims, Wilson Brothers settled on yttria-stabilized zirconia, an engineered ceramic alloy.

    Typical applications for yttria-stabilized zirconia include bullet-proof body armor, military tank armor, surgical bone replacement, dental replacement, and heat-shielding.

    Upon testing, the completed prototype rims have also revealed additional properties that were not anticipated - ideal thermal behavior, comfortable smoothness, and increased mouthpiece mass, a desirable component of mouthpiece acoustics.

    See also -

    http://www.ceramics.net/services/materials-engineering-expertise/ytzp-yttria-stabilized-zirconia

    http://www.ceramics.net/sites/default/files/files/YTZP-Property-Chart.pdf

    Wilson Brothers Musical Products
    2146 SE 54th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123-7831 :: Office: 206.939.2083

    Email: [email protected]
     
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