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Michael Sachs

Cleveland Orchestra

“My Sparx 2C cornet mouthpiece is terrific! It gives me the exact cornet color, blend, and sound that I am looking for in the orchestra- warmth and a beautiful glow in softer passages, and depth and body along with keeping that uniquely cornet color in louder sections.”

Michael Sachs

Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra

Mike Baker

Brass Band of Battle Creek

The Sparx 2* is a cornet mouthpiece that can do all things very well. It can soar with a big bold beautiful sound as well as play the most intimate of passages at pianissimo with gorgeous sound. For those players who play a lot of trumpet and dread the switch to the cornet because of the wild differences between mouthpieces, I highly recommend the Sparx 2*. I know you will find it comfortable, well balanced, and a joy to play.

Mike Baker
New York City freelance musician
Brass Band of Battle Creek

Todd Holland

2nd trumpet Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

My new Sparx 1.5B cornet mouthpiece is so incredibly comfortable and responsive. It provides the best of both worlds, with a warm round sound as well as a beautiful brilliant quality when needed! The articulation can be both subtle and crisp! You can play the full range of repertoire on it, from brass band to orchestral excerpts to the most beautiful romantic cornet solo works! By far one of the best investments I’ve made!

Todd Holland, 2nd trumpet Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Toronto freelance trumpeter

Yngve Rasdal

Avid Cornetist

Sparx mouthpieces have made my cornet playing much more comfortable. The Sparx 4* is a perfect match with my Besson Prestige cornet. I have tried many mouthpieces, but when I tried Sparx 4* my search for an ideal mouthpiece ended. It has a very nice mellow tone, not too bright or too dark, just what I was looking for in brass band settings.

Yngve Rasdal

Larry Larson

Principal Trumpet, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Stratford Festival Orchestra

I used your Sparx 2C on my Bach cornet through the entire run of Billy Elliot at Stratford in 2019, and it was absolute genius!

Larry Larson
Principal Trumpet, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Stratford Festival Orchestra

John Etherson

Trumpeter – Sale Brass Band, UK

Just to say; absolute revelation!!!

The search for the ‘perfect’ soprano cornet mouthpiece is a thankless task. You usually have to sacrifice range for tone or vice-versa.

I am no top section player, but this piece (Sparx 4E) is perfect in my eyes as it achieves both. I can only wonder what a better player can do with this piece of witchcraft you have created 😁

John Etherson – Sale Brass, UK

Derek Ganong

Assistant Professor of Applied Trumpet &
Director of Jazz, Boise State University

The Sparx 2* is a fantastic cornet mouthpiece that offers that traditional “British” sound but provides the playability of other American-oriented (but oftentimes American-sounding) mouthpieces. The standard length contributes to excellent intonation and just a touch of support behind a wonderfully open but also focused cup that retains core in the upper register. This design allows me to have a true British cornet sound but also the ability to keep up with those who employ more trumpet-centric designs. Thanks Ted!

Derek Ganong – D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Applied Trumpet,
Director of Jazz, Boise State University.

Phillip Davis

Trumpeter – Essex Police Band, Colchester Band

Having tried many mouthpieces, from many manufacturers, I came across the Sparx mouthpiece (from the review on 4barsrest).

From the first time I played using my Sparx 3DV I noticed excellent intonation, greater comfort, incredibly even response, more security at the extremes of my range, and lovely sweet, rich tone with lots of presence.

The Sparx mouthpiece makes me want to play all the time.

(great customer service, as well).

Phillip Davis – Essex Police Band, Colchester Band