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The Original Wedge Two Part Mouthpiece Line

Better Sound, Range, Endurance, Flexibility and Comfort - Guaranteed.

The original Wedge trumpet line is still available in some sizes and is preferred by some players because it feels more like a conventional rim when you first try it. 


Original Wedge mouthpiece tops come in a full range of rim diameters and cup depths to allow you to fine tune your mouthpiece selection. Choose from this line if you want to change something about your mouthpiece offered in the Standard Brand line or if your desired mouthpiece is not similar to anything from the Standard Brand line. For more information about size options of our Original Wedge line visit our Top Size and Rim Style pages.

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Backbores are the other half of the part system. Trumpet backbores can be one piece or two piece. One piece backbores come in sizes S, M, and ML and a a great option when players do not want the option of gap adjustment or the potential to use a short shank for C trumpet.
Two piece backbores have an upper component and a matching shank. Shanks come in different optional lengths for gap adjustment.Wedge trumpet backbores can be regular weight or heavy weight. Trumpet backbores come in silver or gold plated brass or stainless steel with either a standard #27 or larger #25 throat.
Cornet backbores are one piece and can be used with Wedge tops for cornet or piccolo trumpet. They are available in silver or gold plated brass.
Wedge backbores have the same threads as Warburton, Kanstul, and Picket Brass backbores.
For more details visit our Backbore page. Backbores can be ordered in the online store.



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"This new Wedge Mouthpiece came to me just at the right time. I'm the Second Horn player in the Calgary Philharmonic, and we had a Beethoven Festival coming up. You all know how the Second Horn plays everything, and Beethoven can be brutal on the lip. Well, our orchestra had this idea to do the symphonies consecutively, and the last three concerts were the Fourth through Ninth Symphonies on consecutive nights, with dress rehearsals every morning. On top of it all, we were recording the Fifth and the Eighth, with recording sessions after the concerts. Crazy, right? I knew how this was going to cut up my lip, and I wasn't looking forward to it.

I'm not an equipment changer. Before this I had been playing a Holton MC for about thirty years. Then two weeks before the festival Dr. Dave provided me with one of his Wedge Mouthpieces. The bottom of the rim looked so fat and round I immediately thought, "Hey this won't cut me up as bad as what I'm playing", but of course I had to check out how it played first. It took a couple of days to get used to it, but it felt good. I played the Wedge for the festival, and I played fine. I still got cut up, but not as much as I expected. Those big skips that Beethoven liked to write were not a problem. I'm happy. The Horn section is happy. My Music Director is happy. I'm not going back to my Holton MC. I play the Wedge from here out.

Now, can Dr. Dave make a wooden Wedge Mouthpiece for my Alphorn?"

William (Bill) Hopson