LOTUS Generation 3 Mouthpieces
LOTUS Generation 3 - XL Cup
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, we have cracked the code!
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 really help you to blend within the ensemble and avoid getting “the hand” from the conductor. It’s 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.
Comparison info: (Available in rim sizes 1, 2, 3, 7 in Brass or Bronze)
1XL = Bach 1B, GR 67LX, Monette B1-1 S5, Reeves 43.5BX, Schilke 17E, Warburton 2D, Yamaha 16D4
2XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 2 rim, GR 66LX, Monette B4D, Reeves 43BX, Schilke 14E, Warburton 4D, Yamaha 15E4
3XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 3 rim, GR 65LX, Monette B6DS1, Reeves 42BX, Schilke 13E, Warburton 5D, Yamaha 13E4
7XL = Bach 1B cup adapted to Lotus 7 rim, GR 64LX, Monette B7, Reeves 41BX, Schilke 11E, Warburton 6D, Yamaha 11E4
Orchestral & Chamber music playing with a warm concept of sound (avoid getting "the hand" as often)
Rotary Trumpet and those performing often in smaller or older halls
Jazz soloists who prefer a warm and round sound and don't often venture too far up into the upper register