I first encountered the Wedge a few years ago and thought it was too strange to work for me. I just looked at it and thought - this is too radical.
Last year I met Dr Dave I decided to give it a go and we went through a series of fittings and modifications to suit my playing needs and embouchure.
I am very happy to say that this mouthpiece delivers in range, endurance AND sound. Even though my upper register has increased, my lower register actually got bigger! This has not been the case for any other conventional mouthpiece I've tried. I've got a flugel wedge as well and have used both mouthpieces in the studio and on stage with great satisfaction. They have made a huge difference in my enjoyment of trumpet playing!
Vince Mai's Biography
As a studio musician, Vince’s trumpet has been featured on numerous albums, commercials, feature films and TV series including DaVinci’s Inquest, Ed, Edd & Eddy Show, The Chris Isaak Show, McGyver, Lonesome Dove, and Scene of the Crime.
As a jazz artist, Vince has had the privilege of sharing stages and studios with top artists in Canada, the United States, and Europe including Tom Jones, David Foster, The Temptations, Long John Baldry, Maestro Fresh Wes, Chuck Israels, Bobby Shew, Steve Turre, Natalie Cole, Don Thompson, Eddie Daniels, Ernan Lopez Nussa, Danilo Perez, Robben Ford, and Daniel Binelli (of Astor Piazzolla). Recently Vince made a guest appearance on the new Divine Brown release “The Love Chronicles” and also guested as a soloist on Sarah McLachlan’s album “Wintersong”.
Also a composer, Vince’s film scores have been featured on TV networks – KNOWLEDGE, PBS, Fox Network, WTN and the CBC in North America. Vince’s scores have won awards and multiple nominations and have been featured in many film festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival.