Standard Brand names are based on the models that they are designed to replace. For example, a Wedge version of a Bach 3C, the Wedge B3C, has playing characteristics similar to the Bach model, but with Wedge advantages.
A mouthpiece in the SB line is 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.
Standard Brand mouthpieces have the added feature of our new Double Oval Cup (DOC). The diameter of both the rim and cup in the vertical dimension is at least 10/1000 of an inch larger than it is from side to side, depending on the model. For example, in the case of the Drozdoff Classic the top to bottom dimension is similar to a Wedge 3C rim and cup while the side to side dimension is that of a 5C rim and cup. 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 oval rim along with the oval cup (hence double oval), 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. The cup shape does add more compression, so many players will prefer to go up one throat size when converting to a DOC mouthpiece.
Return Policy: Discounted items are non-refundable, but will be accepted for an exchange within 90 days.