Former Deputy Bandmaster & Solo Cornet Player with the Canadian Staff Band
Searching for the right mouthpiece can be a frustrating, tedious, time consuming task. This is usually the case until you try the new Sparx mouthpiece.
In my experience as a cornet player, I prefer not to switch mouthpieces. I have been using a very old mouthpiece that my favourite cornet player and teacher, Derek Smith gave me when I was a young boy. After 50 years, the Besson was showing wear, the shank was rotting and thought I had better buy a new one. The Wick line was OK but not what I was searching for. I tried the Sparx mouthpiece and immediately discovered a very comfortable mouthpiece. I am not a mouthpiece technician but there is something in the design that enhances endurance, tone and presence of sound. It would seem to me that Ted Sparks and Gary Radtke have discovered the secret in the making of an excellent brass band cornet mouthpiece. I would highly recommend this mouthpiece to anyone.