Characteristics - The 98AL is similar in size and playing characteristics to a Bach 6-1/2AL or Yamaha 48L, but with a slightly small diameter. The 98AL has an ID of .980 inches and a .270 (.686mm) throat.
The Gen 2 Wedge low brass mouthpieces have a second generation Wedge design that incorporates elements from our highly successful Gen 2 high brass rim. They have an accentuated oval rim shape that extends right down to the base of the cup. This unique oval cup shape amplifies the effect of the Wedge rim, providing greater responsiveness and more core to the sound compared to a conventional round cup of similar depth and volume.
Acclimatization - Acclimatization time varies, but most players find they have fully adjusted to the new rim shape within a few days. Most players are able to alternate between a Wedge rim and conventional rim, although the vast majority of players will convert all of their mouthpieces to the Wedge design because of its obvious advantages once they have adapted. We do offer discounts to players who need to purchase a number of Wedge mouthpieces for various instruments.
Shank Options: Also available in small shank, medium European shank, and Remington shank. If you want a medium European shank or Remington shank please add that comment to the order notes at checkout.