Discounted items are Final Sale and will not be accepted for refunds or exchanges.
- Characteristics - The Gianluca C is one of the signature mouthpieces of Gianluca Scipioni of the Gomalan Brass Quintet. This mouthpiece has a rim inner diameter of 1.062 inches, making it feel intermediate in size between a Bach 3G and 2G (similar to an Alessi 3). The OD is 1.606 inches. The rim is wider and more cushioned that the stock Wedge trombone rim with a bite radius of .08 and a lateral dip of 13/1000". The cup depth is intermediate between a Bach 5G and 5GS (similar to the old Bach 5G). Gianluca's own mouthpiece is based on a Wedge LS2 blank and backbore with a .266 throat.
- 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.