British Cornet vs. Regular Cornet Styles

Understanding the Difference Between American and British Style Cornet Mouthpieces

Cornet mouthpieces made by American manufacturers such as Bach and Schilke are typically their trumpet cup on a cornet backbore. They produce a relatively bright, focused sound. They are best suited for Dixieland jazz and concert band settings, and are often uses as piccolo trumpet mouthpieces.
 
British cornet mouthpieces typically have a deeper, more V shaped cup, producing a broader, darker, warmer sound. They are popular for British brass band and similar ensembles.




Wedge British Cornet Mouthpieces Overview

* Similar to Denis Wick mouthpieces
* Shorter than regular cornet mouthpieces
* Deeper cup options than American style models
* Larger throat
* Broader, darker sound
* Popular for Brass Band

One Piece British Cornet Models
* One piece models are available in silver plated brass, the Wedge hybrid model, or black delrin plastic (*delrin mouthpieces have been discontinued and are only available while supplies last)
* Optional 5 or 10 degree angled rim on two piece models for players with overbite


Two Piece British Cornet Models
* Two piece models have a top and separate shank
* Tops are available in clear Acrylic or black Delrin plastic.
* Tops can be used with specific shank for British cornet, flugelhorn, or trumpet
* Optional 5 or 10 degree angled rim on two piece models for players with overbite


British Cornet Cup Depths
We offer three cup depths:

Shallow (Similar to Wick S cup)

Medium (Similar to Wick B cup)


Deep (Similar to deep Wick Cornet cup)

British Cornet Throat Sizes
British Cornet Mouthpieces come with #18 and #15 throat sizes.




Wedge Regular Cornet Mouthpiece Overview

* Similar to Bach, Schilke, and Yamaha regular cornet mouthpieces
* Offered only in a two piece design
* Made by using a Wedge Trumpet Top with a Wedge Regular Cornet Backbore
* Throat sizes are #27 (.144 inches, 3.66 mm) or #25 (.1495 inches, 3.80 mm)
* Threads compatible with Warburton and other similar threads
* Optional 5 or 10 degree angled models for players with overbite
 
The Wedge 66S, 66MV, and 66MDV trumpet tops are the most popular tops for use with a cornet backbore. Email drdave@wedgemouthpiece.com for a recommendation.


Regular Cornet Backbores
* Available in Small, Medium, Medium Large, and Large.