|Our Flex VR (Very Resonant) mouthpieces represent a new paradigm in mouthpiece design. Achieved through the use of acoustic properties in line with mother nature and the harmonic series we have created the best in tune and thus easiest to play mouthpieces to date.|
It starts with the VR, or Very Resonant Cup shape. Our implementation of this cup shape is where the magic begins.
Although similar cup shapes have been used in the past it is our balance between the cup shape and the rest of the mouthpiece parameters which allows more harmonics generated by the player to excite the resonances in the trumpet. This, along with our extremely resonant Flex alloy enhances the coupling effect between the low and high frequencies resulting in a huge resonant sound.
Most players report that Flex mouthpieces are 10% to 30% easier to play with better intonation and resonance than other mouthpieces.
Our VR, or Very Resonant cup shape allows the upper register to remain in tune by diminishing it's volume at the optimum rate needed by the player as he/she ascends into the upper register.|
In other words, as you push your lips into the cup to play higher notes, the cup volume decreases at the proper rate to keep everything in tune and easy to play.
|Although a mouthpiece can be divided into different parts (as shown to the left), it is the marriage of all the parts that leads to a great mouthpiece. Using acoustic theory and decades of experience working with players and playing the trumpet, we have designed a line of mouthpieces to suit all situations from commercial, to classical, to extreme upper register demands
The "Flex" Effect