The Gabriel line of mouthpiece tops was designed for our original endorsing artist, Vancouver performer and producer Gabriel Hasselbach. Gabriel plays exclusively Wedge mouthpieces on trumpet and flugelhorn. Harrison mouthpieces worked with Gabriel to design a special mouthpiece to his own specifications. The Gabriel has the following features. * Based on 10.5 cushion rim with increased OD for added comfort. * Extra wide shoulders on lateral rim. * Reduced (0.015") lateral dip for more even distribution of pressure around the circumference of the rim. The Gabriel JAzz has the Gabriel rim and a medium C cup, similar in depth to a Bach 3C.
The plastic version has the new DOC rim and cup for added efficiency. Wedge plastic mouthpieces are machined from black Delrin just like our brass and stainless steel models. They have all the advantages of a metal Wedge mouthpiece, the main difference being that they play with a darker sound. Slotting and response is excellent. Most players prefer a 25 throat on these plastic models.
This mouthpiece has our new Double Oval Cup (DOC). It differs slightly from the original metal Gabriel C in that way. The diameter of the rim and cup in the vertical dimension is 10/1000 of an inch larger than it is from side to side. This means that the oval shape of the Wedge rim is continued down to the base of the cup where it joins the throat. The DOC design, found only in Wedge mouthpieces, provides the added efficiency of a smaller mouthpiece with the big sound, clear attacks, and flexibility of the larger mouthpiece. This mouthpiece has a medium-large backbore and #25 throat.