Wedge Trumpet and Cornet Mouthpieces - Standard Brand Naming System
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.
Mouthpieces are designed 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.
DOC (Double Oval Cup) Design
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.
To find your size locate your mouthpiece (or equivalent) in the left column and select the Wedge equivalent from the right column. You can also browse our complete line of mouthpiece in our on-line store.
|Bach Size||Wedge Size|
|Monette Size||Wedge Size|
|Schilke Size||Wedge Size|
|Yamaha Size||Wedge Size|
|BOBBY SHEW LEAD||YBSL|
We also offer a selection of Standard Brand cornet mouthpieces with rims matching the the most popular trumpet models. The mouthpieces usually have a medium deep cornet cup, similar to a Wick B cup. The W3 and W4 mouthpieces have deeper cups based on the origianl Wick 3 and Wick 4 mouthpieces. These mouthpieces have our new Double Oval Cup (DOC) design. Cornet mouthpieces are available as regular or British cornet styles. British cornet styles are made from our flugelhorn blanks, are shorter than regular cornet mouthpieces, and have a larger throat. They produce a darker, richer cornet sound suitable for British brass band style playing. They can also be used on trumpet or flgelhorn with the appropriate dedicated shank.
For the correct mouthpiece size select the rim size close to the one you currently use in the left column and find the corresponding Wedge model on the right.
Your Cornet Rim Size
Wedge Cornet Size