The Wedge Mouthpiece

Performing or practicing for long periods of time can be a painful task for brass musicians. The Wedge Mouthpiece aims to be the solution to this problem.

Dr. Dave Harrison, a physician who also plays the trumpet, decided to combine his knowledge of human anatomy with his trumpet experience to create a revolutionary new mouthpiece.

The Wedge’s rim has an oval shape instead of being round. And instead of being flat, the rim’s surface “slopes away from the embouchure in the opposite direction at the corners,” Harrison says.

Musicians who switch to the Wedge may experience increased range, greater endurance and better flexibility. “Endurance has been the biggest advantage in switching to the Wedge,” says trumpet soloist Brandon Ridenour. “Now, when I get to the end of a solo or quintet concert, I feel like I could play another one!”

The Wedge Mouthpiece is available for trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, French horn, trombone and tuba and is available for “every kind of playing, whether you’re an orchestral player or in marching band,” Harrison says.

The company also offers a 90-day money-back guarantee and free shipping.

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Emily Moneymaker

Emily Moneymaker is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning and Development and a minor in marketing. She has played trumpet for more than 12 years. She marched in the USC Trojan Marching Band and served as the organization's recruitment manager.

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