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Wedge Trumpet and Cornet Mouthpieces 

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

Players using a Wedge mouthpiece can expect:

  • A fuller sound and more even response in all registers

  • Improved flexibility

  • Better articulation

  • Greater comfort

  • Less swelling

  • Easy adaptation with no need for a change in your embouchure

 

We stand behind these claims with:

  • Free shipping to most locations 

  • 90 days to try the mouthpiece

  • Full refund or exchange if the mouthpiece does not suit you


"Endurance has been the biggest advantage in switching to the Wedge. Now, when I get to the end of a solo or quintet concert, I feel like I could play another one! The shape of the rim distributes the pressure in a way that allows any efficient player to play for hours on end.

Wedge mouthpieces provide excellent focus for both sound and pitch. This tonal focus makes finding those note "slots" much easier and aiming for those slots becomes much more reliable. In addition to these characteristics, the Wedge is the most comfortable feeling mouthpiece I have ever played. If all of these assets are something you're searching for, then try out a Wedge!"
Brandon Ridenour – Trumpet Soloist and Clinician - Wedge Endorsing Artist

One and Two Piece Options

Wedge trumpet mouthpieces are available as one-piece mouthpiecs or as separate tops that can be used with Wedge, Warburton, Pickett Brass, or similar backbores. One piece mouthpieces are an excellent choice for most players. The modular system allows the use of different combinations of backbore sizes, weights, and lenghts in order to fine tune your mouthpiece. 

Bb length and C Length Backbores

 

Materials

One piece mouthpieces are available in silver and gold plated brass and black Delrin plastic.

Tops are available in silver and gold plated brass, stainless steel (by special order), black Delrin plastic, and clear acrylic. For information about the playing characteristics of different materials visit the FAQ section of our homepage.

Backbores are available in silver and gold plated brass and stainless steel. 

 

Addition Special Features 

Wedge Angled Rim for Overbite and Underbite

Wedge trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn mouthpieces can also be ordered with an optional angled rim for players whos teeth force them to hold the horn at an undesirable angle. The combination of the angled rim and curved shape of the Wedge design combine to correct the horn angle and provide greatly improved comfort. It also decreases the TMJ discomfort often associated with trying to thrust the jaw forward to compensate for an overbite. 

  • Five degree or ten degree tilt, in addition to the patented Wedge rim design.
  • Mouthpiece can be rotated in the horn by 180 degrees to compensate for an underbite or overbite
  • Modified cup redirects airflow smoothly into throat.
  • Shape of throat remains round, unlike what can happen when bending a backbore.
  • Email to discuss your needs for an angled rim.
 

Wedge top with 10 degree angle for overbite

 

Sizing

Happy with the size and sound of your current mouthpiece, but want better performance? Simply find your size or a similar model on the right side of the table and choose the matching Wedge on the left.

Ready to order, but not sure about size? Complete the Wedge Fitting Survey. Dr Dave will personally analyse your responses and get back to you by email with suggested sizes. 

Wedge Trumpet Mouthpiece Sizes

Wedge

Sizes

Description Bach Sizes     GR Sizes Monette Sizes Schilke Sizes

Warburton

Sizes

Yamaha Sizes
B1B

Extra Large, orchestral mouthpiece with a deep modified V shaped cup.

Diameter larger than Bach 1C and 1-1/4C.

   

1B 2MD
B1C

Large orchestral mouthpiece with bowl shaped cup.

1C 3MD 17C4
B1.25C

Very popular mouthpiece for orchestral and chamber work. Good for player who needs slightly more room in Bach 1-1/2C or similar size.

 

1- 1/4C 3MD 17B4
B1.5C

Signature mouthpiece of Brandon Ridenour. Most popular size for advanced player in orchestra and chamber groups. Versatile, all round mouthpiece for players with a well developed embouchure. Slightly larger diameter and softer bite than the B3C, with a deeper cup.

 

1-1/2C 3MD 16C4
B3B

Relatively deep, modified V shaped cup with medium diameter rim. Deeper than B1.5C cup. Produces dark sound. Popular choice for orchestra, chamber, and Jazz.

 

3B 4D
B3C

Most popular mouthpiece size, good for many applications.  Not all Bach C cups are the same. The Bach 3C cup is shallower than any other C cup in the Bach line. Sound is therefore brighter than B1.5C and other Bach C cup mouthpieces. Very efficient and versatile mouthpiece.

 

3C 15B 4M
B3D

Same rim as B3C with shallower cup suitable for pops, pit, and even lead. Also popular as a moderately shallow piccolo trumpet mouthpiece. The B3D has a diameter slightly larger than the S14A4A, and roughly the same cup depth with a more modified V shape, making it sound slightly darker.

 

3D 4S
B3E Same rim as B3D with shallower cup suitable for pit, and lead. Also popular as a shallow piccolo trumpet mouthpiece.  3E
B5C

Slightly smaller diameter than B3C with sharper bite. Cup is deeper than B3C, producing a darker sound. Highly under-rated size suitable for a wide variety of playing situations, including orchestra. Excellent alternative to the deeper B7C for young players.

 

5C 5MD 14C4
B6B

Intermediate in diameter between B5C and B7C. Deep cup produces dark sound, great for Jazz.

 

6B 5D 13C4
B7C

Most commonly recommended "beginner" mouthpiece. However, the original Bach rim feels smaller than it is because of the rim high point is shifted to the the inside and the rim is narrow. The cup is very deep for a C cup - deeper than a Bach 1-1/2C or B5C. The Wedge version has a more comfortable, wider rim.

 

7C 6D 11C4
B7D

Mostly used as a piccolo trumpet mouthpiece. The original Bach 7D and Wedge B7D have a sharp bite and smaller diameter than the B7C or B7E.


7D 5M 11B4
B7E

The Bach 7E is the most popular piccolo trumpet mouthpiece in general use. The Wedge B7E is also available as a separate top for use on a cornet backbore for piccolo. Cup is actually just slightly shallower than a B3C and deeper than a B3D. Also works very well for pit and lead.

 

7E 11A 5S 11A4
B10.5C

Small size and relatively deep cup for the diameter produces a surprisingly efficient and dark sounding mouthpiece. More shallow than the very deep B7C. 

10-1/2C 6MD 8C4
B10.5D

Same diameter as B10.5C with medium shallow cup. Great for pic and pops.

 

10-1/2D 6M
GR67MX 67MX
GR66M 66M
GR66MS 66MS
GR66S 66S
GR65M 65M
GR65MS 65MS
MB2

Similar in size to a Bach 1-/14C or Wedge B1.25C. Deeper than MB3. This is an excellent orchestral mouthpiece.

 

B2 
MC2

Same cup as MB2, but with shorter overall length, matching that of original Monette C2. Shorter length improves pitch and slotting on C trumpets, reducing the need for alternate fingerings.

 

C2
MB3

Similar in size to Bach 1-1/2C or Wedge B1.5C, but with a slightly shallower cup. This is an excellent orchestral mouthpiece.

 

B3
MC3

Same cup as MB3, but with shorter overall length, matching that of original Monette C3. Shorter length improves pitch and slotting on C trumpets, reducing the need for alternate fingerings.

C3
MB4

Similar in size to a Bach 3C or Wedge B3C. Suitable for a wide variety of playing situations. 

B4
MC4

Same cup as MB4, but with shorter overall length, matching that of original Monette C3. Shorter length improves pitch and slotting on C trumpets, reducing the need for alternate fingerings. 

 

C4
MB4LS

Same rim as MB4, but with medium shallow cup, suitable for lead playing.

 

B4LS
MB6

Slightly smaller diameter than MB4 with similar cup depth and shape. Good all round mouthpiece.

 

B6
MB6LS

Same rim as MB6, but with medium shallow cup suitable for lead playing. The medium-small diameter and medium-shallow cup make this a very efficient lead mouthpiece. 

 

B6LS
S20 Extra large diameter and deep, bowl shaped cup make this an excellent orchestral mouthpiece.  20
S19

Large diameter and deep, bowl shaped cup make this an excellent orchestral mouthpiece. 

 

19
S18

Similar in diameter to a B1.25C, with a larger, more bowl shaped cup. Big, orchestral sound.

 

18
S15A4A

Slightly larger diameter than S14A4A and a medium shallow cup make this and excellent choice for lead trumpet.

 

15A4A
S14A4A

The 14A4A has been the "workhorse" lead trumpet mouthpiece for decades. The Wedge S14A4A greatly improves on the original design, providing a vastly superior mid and low register and improved upper register performance. If you want the lead qualities of a 14A4A "on steroids" and the low register of a Bach 3C this mouthpiece is for you.

 

14A4A 14A4A
S13A4A

The S13A4A is significantly smaller and shallower than the S14A4A. It crosses the line from the "medium-small" to "small" category of lead mouthpieces. However, the S13A4A has been a very successful size, being the model on which mouthpieces such as the Bobby Shew Lead was based.

  

13A4A 13A4A
S10A4A

Intermediate in size between the S13A4A and the S6A4A.  Excellent Lead mouthpiece.

10A4A
S6A4A

The S6A4A is our most popular small lead mouthpiece. The Wedge version of the 6A4A has a much more even response from top to bottom, and has a surprising full low register for such a small mouthpiece. No more sounding like a quacking duck when playing below the middle of the staff.

 

6A4A 6A4A
Y14C4

Simillar in diameter to a Bach 3C with a slightly smaller diameter and deeper cup.

 

14C4
Y14B4

Similar to a Bach 3C with a slightly smaller diameter.

 

14B4
YAV

Based on the Yamaha Allen Vizzutti with a medium diameter rim, soft bite, and shallow cup.

 

Vizzutti
YBSL

Based on the Yamaha Bobby Shew Lead.

 

Bobby Shew Lead

Uncertain of your size? Fill out a brief  Wedge Fitting Survey. Dr Dave will personally analyse your responses and get back to you by email with suggested sizes. 

Wedge Cornet Mouthpieces

We also offer a selection of 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 original Wick 3 and Wick 4 mouthpieces.

One piece British Cornet style

Cornet mouthpiece tops are available as Regular or British cornet styles.

British Cornet Style Mouthpieces

  • One and two piece models
  • Larger throat for a darker, richer cornet sound suitable for British brass band style playing.
  • Two piece models are made from our flugelhorn blanks, are shorter than regular cornet mouthpieces.   
  • Two piece models used with short British cornet style shank.
  • Two piece models can also be used on trumpet or flugelhorn with the appropriate dedicated shank.

American Style Cornet Tops

  • Made from the same blank as our trumpet tops.
  • Can be used with regular length Wedge or Wabrburton cornet backbores.

Cornet Mouthpieces can be ordered through the on-line store

 

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Testimonials

"To say the Wedge solved most of my problems sounds too good to be true, too much like any other mindless ad -- except it has been true."

Ron Shapiro (Ph.D)