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Lotus Mouthpieces are designed with efficiency in mind.
They bring the full range of the instrument closer together and maintain excellent intonation across all registers of the instrument.
Looking closer at the Brass Mouthpiece:
- Full, well balanced and sonically well-rounded
- Offers a familiar playing experience
- Best option to blend with other brands in a section setting
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,you need to check this one out! The 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 help you to blend within the ensemble and is 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.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, and 7 in Brass or Bronze
The Orchestral/Classical player will feel right at home on a 1XL2 Brass when coming from a 1C. Any horn will get an automatic increase in resonance that translates exactly into one of Adam Rapa’s main goals for Lotus: you can back off of the energy input by 5-10% knowing that what is coming out of the bell is still more than what you had before. If you have always wanted the big sound of the 1C but need a narrower rim, no problem, simply choose your preferred rim number and add it to the XL2 cup.
Special note for Solo/Principal players in Orchestras or Wind Ensembles: The pitch of upper register notes WILL NOT go flatter as you play higher and you will no longer have to plan alternate fingerings for high D, Eb, or E (D3, Eb3, E3). This is crucial for success on certain passages in Mahler 6, Alpine Symphony, many film scores, etc.
Jazz players: This mouthpiece can absolutely help you add more personality and depth to your sound. The note targets are enormous, which adds a lot of confidence when improvising. The huge range of tone colors you can create makes it very easy to express yourself with tons of nuance and character.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, 7 in Brass or Bronze
Classical & Jazz superheroes to novices all agree: the vast majority of 1 1/4C, 1 1/2C, 3C, 5C and 7C players, find our L cup (or L2) to be IDEAL. Many players fall instantly in love with the gorgeous spectrum of tone colors and non-compressed intonation and auto-pilot note slotting. A huge difference compared to similar cups from other brands is how shockingly open and easy your upper register becomes. For Classical players, this means there’s no need to switch to something shallower for more extreme circumstances and/or piccolo playing. For improvisers, you’ll be able to take bigger risks with greater confidence. Capable of producing the sweetest whisper or most frightening roar; both regal and nasty; with no-brainer targets.
Special Note: If you have always wanted a big 1 1/4C cup sound but need a more narrow rim diameter like the 3C, 5C, or 7C, the Lotus L cup is for you. Achieve a full and rounded tone with better articulation clarity that blends perfectly in a Classical setting or for a big sound in a Jazz solo context, all on the rim that fits you best.
The L cup also comes in standard and High Compression (HC) configurations; the HC has a smaller throat (3.7mm) to aid in compression.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, and 7 in Brass, Bronze, or Nickel Silver.
The L2 is a C-cup equivalent optimized for Jazz & Commercial players willing to trade in a little bit of the warmth & width in their sound in exchange for maximum firepower in the upper register, and a more crisp, punchy playing experience all-around. Those qualities are especially pronounced in the nickel silver version, which effectively turns this mouthpiece into the L cup’s evil twin; a C cup that can become a flamethrower when you step on the gas.
If you’re a Classical player looking for the maximum amount of “pop” in your articulations, and super clear, almost percussive note divisions within slurred lines, definitely try this cup. If you’re the type to play lead on a 3C, or a Jazz soloist who wants some extra help to cut through the band on aggressive solos, you’ll adore the 2L2 (especially in nickel silver).
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, and 7 in Brass, Bronze, and Nickel Silver.
The Lotus M cup deserves special attention from the huge percentage of players who are a little less “specialized” in their musical context and simply need a cup that is neither too deep nor too shallow, produces a full and colorful tone that is neither too shiny nor too dark and offers a BIG boost into the upper register compared to any C cup. The M cup is perfect for a Classical player who needs some more sizzle when playing things like West Side Story or Star Wars, or for effortless piccolo playing. It lets Jazz players tear through an army of other instruments on stage while maintaining a fat, rich sound; perfect for Trumpet Hero moments or turning heads in a Second-Line parade on the streets of New Orleans. The backbore is designed to fatten the tone further, so while it's roughly the size of a D cup, it sounds as big as a C cup, only brighter. This makes it a great option for Lead players accustomed to shallower cups who want to add more depth to their sound, both for solos and milder section parts, without losing that lovely sparkle.
Special note to teachers: This is the top choice for beginners and for students who simply need help playing higher but with a full sound that works perfectly for Wind Ensemble, Solo recitals, Big Band, and Marching Band.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, and 7 in Brass, Bronze, and Nickel Silver
The Lotus S cup is what we consider to be our classic/traditional Lead cup. This might be the closest you’re ever gonna find to the age-old script: “The ultimate lead mouthpiece! Adds extra notes to your range! Has a great, big sound!” This mouthpiece produces a surprisingly rich tone for such a shallow cup. Many section players will appreciate that they can more easily match your tone color without having to resort to a shallow mouthpiece themselves while covering the 3rd or 4th book. The sound stays wide open from the highest notes in your range to low F#. This is the kind of lead mouthpiece that other musicians actually like to listen to. Classical players who are accustomed to using a Bach 7E or 7EW on piccolo will find this cup to be a good comparison. As with all Lotus mouthpieces, the tone will be broader, the articulation will be clear and clean and the upper register will not go flat.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, and 11 in Brass or Nickel Silver.
The Lotus XS perfectly fits the definition of “screamer.”
This cup creates a “very shallow” mouthpiece that has clear articulation, can still make a big fat sound when asked to, and has super secure note-targeting accuracy in the upper register. You can think of the XS cup as a trumpeter’s guilty pleasure. Anyone accustomed to using such a shallow cup will really appreciate the improved tone color. It is not often that a player can still sound big and bold on this type of cup only to be able to instantly flip the switch from Zippo to flamethrower without having to use excessive force. The upper register access is very easy and on target at all times. This is a great choice for anyone who has always dreamed of using a “very shallow” cup but gets turned off by the overly harsh tone most other brands create.
Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, and 11 in Brass or Nickel Silver.
|Bach 1, GR67.7, Monette B1, Reeves 43.5, Schilke 17|
|Bach 3, GR 66, Monette B4, Reeves 43, Schilke 15|
|Bach 5, GR 65, Monette B6, Reeves 42, Schilke 13|
|Bach 7, GR 64, Monette B7, Reeves 41, Schilke 11|
|Bach 10.5, GR 63, Reeves 40, Schilke 6|
|Bach 12, GR 62, Reeves 39, Schilke 5|
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