“The XR range was introduced to great critical acclaim with its extra-comfortable curved rim edge and massive projection in the high range. The 5XR is the latest addition and we feel sure that it will meet the needs of many euphonium players around the world, especially those used to be slightly smaller rim diameter. Comfort and stability are the watchwords here, giving the musician hours of pleasure without fatiguing the lips.”
Professor Steven Mead
All Wick euphonium mouthpieces are based on the proven principles of the trombone mouthpieces and offer subtle, yet significant, refinements to the throat and backbore to complement the euphonium’s conical bore. Steven Mead models feature further refinements and result in a mouthpiece that excels in accuracy, articulation, flexibility, range and overall response.
The Steven Mead Ultra X series is for players looking for a sound that has more brilliance than the standard Ultra Series or classic Steven Mead Series. The cup has been rounded to a more defined bowl shape which adds more brilliance to the tone and provides better upper register response. The rim has been altered to have a slightly sharper inner edge which increases articulation response and accuracy.