LOTUS Mouthpieces are masterfully designed and crafted to make playing the trumpet more fun for YOU
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LOTUS Mouthpiece Descriptions:
Classical players and Jazzers alike: If you’ve ever fallen in love with your sound on a B cup but decided against using it because it felt restrictive in the upper register or limited your endurance, we have cracked the code!
Our XL cup is particularly useful for orchestral players; especially the 1XL & 2XL. This mouthpiece lets you maintain a sweet sound with tremendous core, but holds off on the brilliance until you start playing at or above forte. This can really help you to blend within the ensemble and avoid getting “the hand” from the conductor. It’s also great for helping you ace all the articulation qualities the repertoire demands with ease.
Jazz players: This mouthpiece instantly adds a very warm, thick, sophisticated sound to your ballad playing or any other playing with a gentle approach related to Chet Baker, Blue Mitchell, etc. Don’t worry about using a heavy or large-bore trumpet before you have heard how much richer your sound becomes just by using this mouthpiece.
Comparison info: (Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, 7 in Brass or Bronze)
1XL = Bach 1B, GR 67LX, Monette B1-1 S5, Reeves 43.5BX, Schilke 17E, Warburton 2D, Yamaha 16D4
2XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 2 rim, GR 66LX, Monette B4D, Reeves 43BX, Schilke 14E, Warburton 4D, Yamaha 15E4
3XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 3 rim, GR 65LX, Monette B6DS1, Reeves 42BX, Schilke 13E, Warburton 5D, Yamaha 13E4
7XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 7 rim, GR 64LX, Monette B7, Reeves 41BX, Schilke 11E, Warburton 6D, Yamaha 11E4
Orchestral & Chamber music playing with a warm concept of sound (avoid getting "the hand" as often)
Rotary Trumpet and those performing often in smaller or older halls
Jazz soloists who prefer a warm and round sound and don't often venture too far up into the upper register
XL XL2 L L2 M M2 S XS | F-XL F-L F-M
HC (High Compression) Throats Explained:
We offer High Compression (HC) versions of our L cups only
For our HC mouthpieces, we reduce the throat diameter by 0.2mm
Our normal L, mouthpieces have 3.9mm throats,
the L HC have 3.7mm throats.
Our M2, S and XS mouthpieces have a 3.6mm throat
Throat size affects how freely air flows through the mouthpiece (the "resistance") and the breadth of tone projection.
When buying a LOTUS mouthpiece, you may want to look up the throat size of your current mouthpiece first and choose the one that's the closest match - either our HC or normal throat.
Our mouthpieces are machined from solid Brass, Bronze & Nickel Silver.
We tested a variety of alloys before selecting our favorites
The differences are remarkable and offer you an unparalleled amount of control over every aspect of your playing experience.
All of our mouthpieces come to you silver plated
Brass is full, well
balanced and sonically
For plenty of players it offers a familiar playing experience
Will most likely blend with other brands in a section setting
Added warmth and richness to tone color
Normal trumpet "brilliance" is held off until Forte (high-end cut)
Increased note stability
Intimate sound for Jazz playing
Anytime your goal is to fill a hall without getting "the hand" from the conductor
More focused and brighter sound
Maximised note targeting
Extra clarity to articulation
Lead, Big Band and Commercial playing
Anyone looking for maximum help with accuracy
Adding extra life to duller-sounding/older horns