Cornet Mouthpiece Reviews

British Cornet Mouthpieces
 
5 star review
Title: Thank you!
Better endurance and register improved. -Daniel P
 
5 star review
Title: Comfort and control
As a background to my review, I have been playing for 50 years, and 39 years ago I moved to soprano cornet. I am the 2021 New Zealand soprano solo champion, and by virtue of being no contest held since 2019, I’m still the current Australian champion. My soprano cornet mouthpiece history: apart from a Besson 1 I played for the first 2 months, I have only used 3 mouthpieces in my career, a DW5b, a DWS, and a Yamaha 6B4. Last month, I took possession of my new Wedge 64S. This is now my new go-to mouthpiece. First impressions: I had literally not touched my instrument in 3 weeks. I normally use a Denis Wick S, which produces a solid, big mellow tone, and when I want to cheat I use the Yamaha 6B4 for projection and range, at a cost of tone. Both are very tuneful in my Yamaha Xeno soprano. When I practice after a break of some weeks, I can only go for about 10 minutes before my mouth muscles give out. I started with the Wedge and immediately got a tone almost as round and full as the DWS, but with the projection and brightness of the 6B4. Tuning is on point! I proceeded to play through some challenging stuff over my full range (not what I normally do when starting afresh with false lip). I kept playing… After a few minutes I started playing identical passages with all 3 mouthpieces and the other two were hard work. I worked through another very tough piece and played it through almost faultless! It had taken me weeks previously to get it near acceptable. Then I put the other mouthpieces in and tried, but while I was getting tired on the Wedge, I could hardly produce anything on the others. I stopped after 17 minutes solid playing (stopwatch timed), and could have carried on. It seemed too miraculous to be true after this first attempt but became obvious to me over the following weeks that this mouthpiece is freakishly good. It becomes noticeable the moment I attempt to revert back to my other 2 usual mouthpieces. As I practice more, the overriding sensations are “comfort” and “control”. I can see I need to start saving up to buy a spare identical mouthpiece, as if anything happens to this one, I can’t afford to be without it for the time it would take to replace it! I’m looking forward to big improvements in my playing thanks to this awesome mouthpiece. -Fendall H
 
5 star review
Title: The Perfect Duo
This mouthpiece made the switch from trumpet to cornet seamless. I true need for those who use the wedge on their trumpet. -Logan W
 
5 star review
Title: Spare needed as insurance
The 64S mouthpiece was so good that I needed to buy a second as a spare in case I inexplicably lost it. It has now become indispensable -Fendall H
 
5 star review
Title: Pierre review wedge 66S and Wedge mouthpieces in general
I’m using Wedge mouthpieces for quite a long time..more than 10 years. As a recording artist I’m very satisfied with the grip of the mouthpiece and the comfort provided, but above all, the sound is very centered and well projected. I recorded with a wedge mouthpiece for piccolo (C Findley M, WCM) most of the baroque repertoire for trumpet and chamber orchestra…Regarding the 66S: the overall feel is great on my Eb Cornet, the high register easily playable with good intonation. -Pierre K
 
5 Star Review
Title: New to Wedge
After years of neglect, I unearthed my coronet, with the intent of renewing my embouchure and playing again. I decided to spring for a new Wedge mouthpiece after some research, and so far, I am really pleased. -Jeffrey S
 
5 Star Review
Title: My New Primary
Awesome piece, I’ve been looking for a cornet piece to give me the flexibility but also deep warm sound and response, and this is it! Benjamin A
 
5 Star Review
Title: Daughter played last post on this mouthpiece recently
My daughter who started playing cornet about 9 months ago was asked by her principal to play last post during the school’s Anzac Day special assembly. She has the 66 version of the wedge mouthpiece, but I suggested that she try my 65, and after playing it with the 65 for a few times, she preferred it over her 66 version as it requires less effort and she still produces the beautiful cornet sound. -Ching YT
 
5 Star Review
Title: My New Primary
Awesome piece, I’ve been looking for a cornet piece to give me the flexibility but also deep warm sound and response, and this is it! -Benjamin A
 
5 star review
Title: It is like magic....
I am a comeback player. In the last two months I have been playing with Yamaha 16E (lovely tone!), DW3B and tried a few others, but I was having range and endurance issues. I received my wedge mouthpiece on the day I am joining a local brass band. After testing the mouthpiece during the day, I felt very confident that I will be able to last through my first rehearsal after many years, and I did! Now that I have played my wedge mouthpiece for about a mouth, I have no hesitation to recommend it. I experienced the advantages of the wedge mouthpiece that are listed on this website. As Dr Dave said, everyone should give it a try! In fact, I have placed another order to buy one for my daughter who found it to be the best mouthpiece too after trying out all the mouthpieces in my small mouthpiece collection (Wedge 67, Yamaha 16E, DW4, DW3B, JP603 4B, Besson 7). -Ching Y T
 
5 star review
Title: Exactly what the advertising says
When purchasing this mouthpiece I didn’t know whether I could believe all the hype, but now, in my experience, it is all true. I have been playing brass instruments for over 60 years, mostly sitting on the solo cornet bench of brass bands in the UK and NZ. After a few minutes the mouthpiece felt similar to and more comfortable than my Denis Wick #3. The Denis Wick gives my very early Getzen Eterna (1978?) a luxurious deep dark tone almost as if it is trying to be a flugel. However I have always had difficulty pitching above top G. After about 20 minutes experimentation my impression was that the tone seemed thinner, by that I mean more clear, focussed and actually more consistent with other members of the front row. Ease of working at the top end of range improved considerably and immediately. After a few weeks I can say that the range is extending and the C above the stave is achievable and getting more reliable The lower end tone is starting to fill out a little, it will be interesting to see how far this develops. I shall try working on it as I feel the warmth of sound really comes into its own in slow melody solo work.. With this mouthpiece the instrument now feels much more agile and responsive. I can now play for much longer sessions with less worry about running out of lip. Definitely an excellent mouthpiece that does all that is claimed. A qualified 5 stars because of my current concern about losing some of the warmth of sound, even though the sound produced is superb anyway, Hope this helps someone. -Dr C
 
Discounted B1.25C British Cornet Mouthpiece (Discontinued)
5 star review
Title: Wedge mouthpiece
Excellent product and service. -Treena M
 
5 star review
Title: First time Wedge - 67D cornet
Simply fantastic piece of kit. Delivered promptly to the UK despite lockdown. I received advice on which MP to choose from Dr. Dave, who knew my requirements and concerns exactly, taking into account my current playing skill level and what sound quality I was after. An expensive MP choice for an amateur but I'm glad I did. I will definitely consider another Wedge as I might look at the slightly smaller size in time but at the moment the 67D does everything I need it to. Beautiful, smooth, full sound and no compromise in my overall playing range. -Daniel P
 
5 star review
Title: Wedge British Cornet Mouthpiece
I have been using Wedge mouthpieces since 2013. First for my trumpet and later for my Flugelhorn. Recently, I was asked to join a British style brass band playing my cornet and use a British mouthpiece. Since I was very comfortable with Wedge mouthpieces that had matching rims, I decided to order a 66D British Cornet Mouthpiece. It turned out to be the right decision as it matched the sound that the band was playing. Wedge mouthpieces are a unique design that allows excellent intonation, flexibility, range and comfort not always achieve on the more traditional mouthpieces for me. -Jim C
 
5 star review
Title: Great service!
I`m happy so far, I got my 66 British cornet plastic cup few days ago. -Ivar (from Norway)
 
5 star review
Title: Nice
Best cornet mouthpiece I have tried -Erlend A.
 
5 star review
Title: Very nice improvement of tone
I play in a British style Brass Band in the front bench. A very demanding part with frequent solo work. I didn’t need any acclimation time. It worked right away. I was able to get a greatly improved tone in the middle of the horn and a very solid low register. I’m very pleased with the Wedge and other players are noticing, so I expect more players to put orders in. It would be nice to see you folks at NABBA in April. All the best players in North America will be there. -Eric C.
 
Regular Cornet Backbores
 
5 star review
Title: Wedge regular cornet backbore
This has been exactly the backbone I was looking for my top rim of my wedge mouthpiece. Its the perfect compliment for my cornet. This combination helps me move around my horn freely and effortlessly. -Simon G
 
5 star review
Title: Enjoying Playing on the Wedge.
It takes only moments to get the feel of the difference in shape of the wedge mouthpiece and only moments more to confirm that you made the right decision to buy one. Even though I've been using the mouthpiece (acrylic version) for only a few weeks it has made a significant (positive) difference to my playing and I'm enjoying playing on it. -Stephen A
 
5 star review
Title: Great Product
I have a Yamaha Cornet and I bought a regular cornet backbore with a 65MDV trumpet top and from the moment I started using this mouthpiece I found I could hit the centre of the notes better and, as advertised, my endurance was much better. I can recover quicker from tired lips and I can play longer than before. Also I'm gradually extending my range little by little. I sometimes play with the old mouthpiece, but it feels odd now and I immediately go back to the Wedge mouthpiece. The trumpet top makes the cornet have a brighter sound which is important in a concert band. -Robert
 
5 star review
Title: Training wheels
All good. I am developing my embrasure. I’m 73 and have never played an instrument. This has made it easier for me to make progress. -Ed C
 
5 star review
Title: Happy customer 
Top quality backbore -Ron L
 
5 star review
Title: Great addition
So glad I decided to give this a try. Better range right from the start and took next to no time to get used to! -Brenden McL
 
5 star review
Title: Great Backbore!!!!!
I use this with my Piccolo Trumpet (P5-4). Paired with a 65S I'm getting better articulations, endurance and range then my old mouthpiece. I haven't used it with a deeper cup for cornet yet, but I'm looking forward to it. An absolute improvement on what I think is an amazing mouthpiece in the Schilke Symphony P6. -Jeff L
 
5 star review
Title: Wedge Regular Cornet Backbore - the perfect fit!
The Wedge Regular Cornet Backbore was the perfect solution when I was looking for a suitable cornet top and backbone combination for my B&S Brochon Cornet. The Wedge Regular Cornet Backbore is beautifully made and fitted perfectly with my cornets mouthpiece receiver. -Greg H.
 
5 star review
Title: Delivers on their promises
Dr Dave was extremely help on selecting the right product. When I received put it to immediate use. Product preformed as promised. -Vernon L.
 
5 star review
Title: Cornet Back bore with a 25 Throat
After consultation with Dr. Dave I purchased this item to use with a 66 MDV Trumpet top to replace my Giardinelli 3vm cornet mouthpiece. I have used the same mouthpiece for almost 45 years so I was a little apprehensive. The process was very easy and I am very pleased with it. -Richard P.