- Characteristics - The 98C is an excellent choice for concert band, jazz ensemble, and commercial lead. It is similar in size to a Bach 7C and is an excellent choice for a developing player moving between a Bach 12C and the larger 6 -1/2AL. ID = .980 inch (24.892 mm). Throat = .250 inches (6.35 mm) for strong players wanting less resistance.
- The Gen 2 Wedge low brass mouthpieces have a second generation Wedge design that incorporates elements from our highly successful Gen 2 high brass rim. They have an accentuated oval rim shape that extends right down to the base of the cup. This unique oval cup shape amplifies the effect of the Wedge rim, providing greater responsiveness and more core to the sound compared to a conventional round cup of similar depth and volume.
- 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.
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Recently, I have been trying different trombone mouthpieces to accommodate the type of playing I do. Long sets of constant playing at extreme registers and high volume levels. When I contacted the people at Wedge, they suggested the 98C. As soon as I tried the Wedge, I was sold. The first thing I noticed was improved flexibility. Lips slurs were much easier to do on the Wedge. Not only did playing in the higher register improve, but so did the lower register. Amazing!
But the most amazing thing was the improvement in endurance. At the end of the first gig playing on the Wedge, I couldn't believe how good my chops felt. Sold, again!
Getting acclimated to the Wedge takes no time. I was able to play on it immediately. The only thing that takes some getting used to is placing the mouthpiece in the horn with the correct "up and down" orientation. I will definitely be placing an order for another Wedge for my larger horn.