Discounted items are Final Sale and will not be accepted for refunds or exchanges.
- Characteristics - This mouthpiece is designed to meet the needs of a player who likes the characteristics of the Bach 5C mouthpiece. The B5C is an excellent choice for a beginning player as an alternative to the Bach 7C. The Wedge B5C has a much more comfortable rim and is a size well managed by young players. The diameter is slightly smaller than a Bach 3C or Wedge B3C, however the cup is slightly deeper.
- This top is designed to be used with a Wedge, Warburton, or similar backbore, which can be purchased separately here.
- Standard Brand Design - All mouthpieces in the SB line are made by doing a digital scan of the conventional mouthpiece. The cup and alpha angle are slightly modified, and a Wedge rim is programmed to produce a mouthpiece that has a feel and performance similar to the original, but with Wedge advantages. 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.