The Wedge appeared on the market late in 2007. Since then thousands of brass players have converted to use the Wedge design. The Wedge mouthpiece is used by members of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, National Ballet Orchestra of Canada, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Kansas City Symphony, La Scala Orchestra, Boston Phil, Buzz Brass, Gomalan Brass, Presidio Brass, Philadelphia Brass, BBC Orchestra in Wales, numerous military bands in Canada, the US, and the UK, and by thousands commercial, jazz, and freelance artists all over the world. The majority of our customers are professional musicians, but the design is equally beneficial for players at all levels, including beginners. The Wedge rim encourages the formation of a proper embouchure and discourages the use of excessive pressure. It is also very effective for players who have braces because the curved rim cups over the braces, improving comfort and clarity of sound. These features have made the Wedge very popular with educators.