- Inner Diameter: .640 measured .04 inches into the cup.
- Outer Diameter: 1.094
- Cup Depth: This mouthpiece has an MV (Medium V) cup, which is similar to a Bach 3C cup shape and depth. It is medium in depth with a slight V shape leading into the throat. It is an excellent all round mouthpiece with a very versatile sound. It is suitable for concert band, marching band, and jazz or big band. It functions well as a Piccolo trumpet mouthpiece with a medium cup is desired.
- Wedge Generation 2 Line - The Generation 2 trumpet mouthpieces are designed to incorporate the advantages of the Wedge rim and oval cup in a mouthpiece that is very comfortable and easy to adapt to from a conventional rim. The rim is slightly wider than our original Standard Brand rims. This mouthpiece has our new Double Oval Cup (DOC). The diameter of the rim and cup in the vertical dimension is 10/1000 of an inch larger than it is from side to side. This means that the oval shape of the Wedge rim is continued down to the base of the cup where it joins the throat. The DOC design, found only in Wedge mouthpieces, provides the added efficiency of a smaller mouthpiece with the big sound, clear attacks, and flexibility of the larger mouthpiece.
- Acclimatization - Acclimatization time varies, but most players find they have fully adjusted to the new rim shape within a few days. Most players are able to alternate between a Wedge rim and conventional rim, although the vast majority of players will convert all of their mouthpieces to the Wedge design because of its obvious advantages once they have adapted. We do offer discounts to players who need to purchase a number of Wedge mouthpieces for various instruments.
Good. I'm using the same rum size as before but a slightly larger cup. My wedge gives me a more efficient airstream and a better sound. It fits my face better than a standard, flat rim. My endurance is slightly better, making it more fun to play and practice.
I know they old adage of 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months for confirming a good mouthpiece switch. I'm at roughly 3 weeks and currently have no intention of going back to my prior mouthpiece.
Thanks, Dr. Dave!