Wedge Trumpet Mouthpieces

Better Range, Endurance, Comfort, Flexibility, Response, and Sound

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  • One piece trumpet mouthpieces
  • Modular trumpet mouthpieces
  • Tops
  • Backbores
  • Rim diameters
  • Cup depths
  • Link to comparison tables
  • Links where you can shop for one piece and modular mouthpieces

One piece trumpet mouthpieces - $210 for silver plated brass, $100 for Delrin plastic

One Piece Trumpet Mouthpiece

One piece trumpet mouthpieces

  • Excellent choice for many players who do not need the flexibility of the modular system.
  • Full range of diameters and cup depths.
  • Available with the regular Wedge rim or optional 5 or 10 degree angled rim.
  • Throat sizes are #27 (.144 inch) or #25 (.1495 inch).
  • Materials include silver plated brass and black Delrin.
Angled Trumpet Mouthpieces

Angled rim option

  • Angled rims are an alternative to a bent backbore for players with underbite or overbite.
  • Avoid distortion of inside of mouthpiece caused by bending backbore.
  • Correct horn angle up or down depending on orientation.
  • Balance pressure between top and bottom lip.
  • Reduce strain and discomfort from pushing jaw forward.

Modular Mouthpieces - Separate Tops and Backbores

Modular Mouthpieces

Modular trumpet mouthpieces

  • Modular trumpet mouthpieces consist of a top and separate one or two piece backbore.
  • Tops and backbores work with Warburton, ACB, Pickett, Kanstul and similar mouthpieces.
  • Tops and backbores have a #27 or #25 throat, which must match.
  • Separate tops and backbores allow different combinations of backbore sizes, weights, and lengths for fine tuning your mouthpiece.

Tops - $155 for silver plated brass, $90 for plastic

Trumpet Mouthpiece Tops

Trumpet tops

  • Tops are also available with the regular Wedge rim or optional 5 or 10 degree angled rim.
  • Tops are available in silver plated brass, clear acrylic, or black delrin plastic.

Backbores - One and two piece options

Two Piece Backbore Components


  • One piece backbores are an excellent choice for most players.
  • Sizes include sizes Small, Medium, and Medium Large.
  • Made of silver plated brass.
  • Two piece backbores are available in regular and heavy weight.
  • Sizes include Small, Medium, Medium Large, Medium Large-Large, and Large.
  • Made of silver plated brass and stainless steel.
  • Stainless steel adds responsiveness, projection and brilliance.
  • Heavy weight backbores provide a darker sound, more core in the sound, and greater stability.
  • Regular weight backbores are more responsive.
  • Two piece backbores are available in Bb length and a shorter C length, which improves the pitch of most C trumpets.
  • Longer and shorter shanks available for adjusting mouthpiece gap.

Trumpet rim diameters

  • Trumpet rim inner diameters (ID) are measured at a point .04 inches into the cup.
  • Sizes range from 0.60 to 0.70 inches.
  • Rim sizes are expressed as the ID in inches without the leading zero or decimal point.
  • For example, a 66 rim has an ID of 0.660 inches.

Trumpet cup options

ES Cup

ES Cup

  • Similar in depth to a Schilke 6A4A or 13A4A cup.
  • Provides maximum brilliance, projection, and slotting in extreme upper register playing.
  • Most suitable for playing lead.
  • Better sounding low register than any comparable extra shallow cup.
  • Works best with Gen 2 rim 66 or smaller (.660 inches or less).
LV Cup

LV (Lead V) Cup

  • Double cup design with a shallow upper cup and a second deeper V cup.
  • The oval shape of the Wedge rim extends through the shallow cup and into the second cup all the way to the throat.
  • Low alpha angle to prevent bottoming out and a cup volume similar to the Gen 2 S cup.
  • Upper register performance of the LV is very similar to the Wedge S cup.
  • More open blow, similar to what players would experience with a larger #25 throat.
  • Bigger, broader middle and low register than the S cup, with no loss in upper register performance.
S Cup

S Cup

  • Similar to a Schilke 14A4A cup.
  • Excellent projection, slightly less support in upper register than the ES cup.
  • Less prone to bottoming out than the ES cup.
  • Most popular choice for lead when a solid mid to low register is also desired, marching band.
  • Works well to piccolo trumpet when players prefer a brighter sound with more projection.
  • Works best with Gen 2 66 or smaller rim (.660 or less).
M Cup

M Cup

  • Versatile medium cup for jazz, concert band, pit, and pops, marching when a lead mouthpiece not needed.
  • Works well for piccolo trumpet.
  • Good balance between upper register support and a balanced sound with solid low register.
  • Works best with Gen 2 67 or smaller rim (.670 inches or less).
MV Cup

MV Cup

  • Intermediate between M and MD cup.
  • Modified V shape at bottom of cup leading into throat.
  • Slightly darker sound than M cup.
  • Better upper register support and more projection than MD cup.
  • Similar in depth to Bach 3C cup.
MD Cup

MD Cup

  • Excellent all round bowl shaped cup for concert band, orchestral, chamber, and other playing requiring a dark sound.
  • Excellent balance between upper and lower register.
  • Good choice for C trumpet when a little extra brilliance is required, or for orchestral players wanting to add some sparkle to their sound.
  • Works well on all rim sizes, but most popular with rims 65 (.650) and larger.
  • Comparable to many C cups.




  • Similar to MD cup with a slightly modified V shape at the bottom of the cup meeting to the throat.
  • Slightly darker sound and smoother transitions from note to note.
  • Excellent choice for an orchestral mouthpiece when a slightly darker sound is desired or for players with a naturally bright sound.
  • Our most popular cup for orchestral players.
  • Works well on all rim sizes, but most popular with rims 65 (.650) and larger
D Cup

D Cup

  • Deep cup suitable for players who like an extra dark sound.
  • Similar to a Bach B cup.
  • Popular with players using large cup volume Schilke or similar mouthpieces.
  • Huge sound and low register.
  • Obvious trade off is less upper register support.
RT Cup

RT Cup

  • Well-balanced V shaped cup for Rotary trumpet.
  • Very efficient despite the deep V shape the cup.
  • Produces a well-balanced, rich sound on Rotary trumpet with ample brilliance at loud dynamics.
  • Also works extremely well for orchestral or jazz players looking for a darker sound and very smooth transitions from note to note.

Ready to choose your size? Use the Trumpet Mouthpiece Comparison Table

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One Piece Silver Plated Mouthpiece


One Piece Black Delrin Plastic Mouthpiece


Silver Plated Trumpet Top


Plastic (Black Delrin or Clear Acrylic) Trumpet Top


Silver Plated or Stainless Steel Trumpet Backbore (Two Part)

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“The Wedge is an The Outside-the-Box-Concept that has aided my playing like no other equipment – ever – in 50 years of playing!” –Daniel D’Addio, Soloist and Chamber Musician, Artistic Director and Conductor, The Hartford Independent Chamber, Orchestra Professor of Music at Central Connecticut State University