Wedge mouthpiece - anyone tried one?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by hicks, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. hicks

    hicks Member

    Anyone tried one of these?
    What did you think of it?
     
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  3. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    yes i have tried a wedge mouthpiece brilliant! It does take a while to get used to but i found it makes lip slurs harder
     
  4. hicks

    hicks Member

    How did you think it was better than a standard mouthpiece? Was it more comfortable? Did it make a difference to the sound quality? Also, where did you buy it from?
    Thanks
     
  5. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    I thought it was better than a standard mouthpiece however i got a stainless steel wedge cornet mouthpiece because i am allergic to silver and brass so i might be giving a biased opinion.However once i got the mouthpiece it took a while to get used to the shape of it and once i had got used to it i improved alot.I bought it direct from harrison wedge directly!.However it also depends on what diamter eg.rim size and depth of cup!i got a flugel mouthpiece with cornet shank it made a beautiful and excellent dynamic contol!You need to speak to harrison wedge!He is brilliant and emails back he trys and works out the best possible mouthpiece for you.I have changed mouthpiece to a dennis wick 4 stainless steel because i found with the odd rim shape it was hard to do lip slurs
     
  6. monody

    monody Member

    Where did you get the stainless steel Wick?
     
  7. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    I have contacted a company in america! I sent a dennis wick no.4 mouthpiece across there they have copied it but in stainless steel
     
  8. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    The only place to get stainless steel mouthpieces from are america! I spoke to roger webster last week and he is thinking of bringing out stainless steel mouthpieces this year!
     
  9. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    Hicks i also found that it did sound slightly trumpety but that also depends on what size and depth of mouthpiece you go for
     
  10. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    It doesnt really sound trumpety its only when you get really really loud
    i have pm'd you about something
     
  11. DrDave

    DrDave New Member

    Hi Dominic,

    Thanks for your positive comments. It is interesting that you found the Wedge made slurring more difficult. How were you playing it? Did you have the sloping shoulders of the mouthpiece top and bottom and the high points of the rim at the sides?

    Cheers,
    Dave Harrison (Dr Dave)
    www.wedgemouthpiece.com
     
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  13. bariwizard

    bariwizard Member

    Do you do snake-oil & patent medicines as well?
     
  14. cornetdom

    cornetdom Member

    hello Dr.Dave
    I followed the instructions sent with it
     
  15. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    No I think Snake Oil is done by a bloke called Will Spencer :rolleyes:
     
  16. DrDave

    DrDave New Member

    Hi Dominic,

    OK, I just thought I would check. It is unusual to have a decrease in flexibility, and the most common cause is playing it sideways.

    Regarding the patent medicine question, the only patent I hold is the one issued by the US patent office for the Wedge rim. All of our claims were approved in December 2010. I do dispense medicine though as an MD specializing in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric (diving) Medicine. The snake oil I cannot help you with.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  17. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Just out of interest. How much is a cornet mouthpiece?
     
  18. DrDave

    DrDave New Member

    Hi Donna,

    Some forums frown on manufacturers quoting prices on forums. It is seen as trying to sell on the forum, and being new here I do not want to abuse my priveledges :) Please have a look at the website where you can find out details.

    www.wedgemouthpiece.com

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  19. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Do you have a UK distributor who has "try-out" stock?

    I gather from your website you operate a flexible (and generous) returns policy, which allows for some experimentation, however with import duty and taxes to consider, it's not really a viable option here in the UK ...
     
  20. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Eek! Pricey......
     
  21. DrDave

    DrDave New Member

    The VAT is annoying. Our return rate is about 10%, so it usually is not an issue, but there is some risk. We have similar issues in Canada.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  22. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Active Member

    As someone who has tried these (Hi Dave) - they are well worth trying out. Personally I wasn't as comfortable on a Wedge as on my regular Warburton, but it was certainly an interesting experience.
    I know a lot of people who have tried these and now swear by them.

    Dave - are you going to be at ITG this year? If so, see you there :)
    I may even do another playtest - on cornet this year, for the tmp crowd
     

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