The Wedge mouthpiece was invented by Dr. Dave Harrison, a doctor and trumpet player who was unhappy with the outdated design of traditional mouthpieces. By using his medical knowledge, recognised theories about why some players have “natural” high chops, and extensive testing, he developed his own unique mouthpiece. The design has undergone years of refinement since the original patent application in 2007.
The basic Wedge design is the same for all brass mouthpieces; instead of a flat rim, it curves away from the player at the sides, where the corners of the embouchure form. The curve follows the natural shape of the teeth, making the Wedge mouthpiece very comfortable, especially for players with braces, because it curved rim arches over them.
By using a Wedge mouthpiece many players find not only is it more comfortable than a traditional mouthpiece but also they experience an increase in range and lip strength.