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LOTUS Generation 3 Mouthpieces

Lotus TurboWood Trumpet Mouthpieces

Introducing a truly new class of mouthpieces with unique tonal & playing characteristics -
LOTUS TurboWood!

How does a TurboWood mouthpiece perform?   


  • When you play soft, it’s even warmer and sweeter.

  • When you play loud, it’s even LOUDER & meaner.

  • There is noticeably more headroom to play louder than on the same mouthpiece in Brass, Bronze or Nickel Silver. In other words, TurboWood has a higher “Max capacity” of volume output.

Great for:

  • Playing in extreme temperatures, such as outside gigs in the winter. The wood never feels cold on your lips even in an extremely cold climate.

  • Players who are looking for the warmest tone possible.

  • Players who want a higher maximum volume capacity. 

Not so good for:

  • Players who don’t have a well-developed control of their airstream. The same effect that makes the tone warmer and sweeter when you play softly can diffuse the sound and make articulations too fluffy or undefined for beginners or intermediate players.

  • If you have a diffuse tone quality and want it to be more “centered,” you’ll likely be better off with a mouthpiece made in Brass, Bronze or Nickel Silver.

  • Not many classical players have chosen a TurboWood mouthpiece for traditional Classical repertoire so far. However, we’d be happy to be proven otherwise!

Adam Rapa and Ashlin Parker have been our long-term playtesters. Here are their experiences:


  • The material feels very comfortable on their lips, especially after extremely long days of playing. For example, Ashlin played an intense 18 gigs in 10 days exclusively on his TurboWood 3M. He says that this was the first time he didn’t develop some kind of blisters on his lips after such an intense period of playing.

  • The lower register is even more open and rich, with a remarkable vibrating quality that you can literally feel in your bones. The material vibrates much more, and it actually transfers more vibration into your skull. This added form of physical feedback makes it even easier to hear and feel your sound in a loud environment.

  • The spectrum of tone colors is even wider across the volume range, giving you the ability to make micro changes in tone color for added drama and even greater artistic nuances.


  • Nicholas Payton also has a version of his mouthpiece (1L) in Turbowood. He told us: “This wood piece is really interesting. I wouldn’t use it on everything, but it’s nice for a color texture. So many of my influences are sax players, so it’s nice to get a more reedy texture out of the horn. I feel like my Sonny, Wayne, and Joe ideas have more gravitas. It’s really interesting.”

Frequently asked questions:

  • Does it have or need any kind of oil/lacquer treatment?

    No.  The patented material we’re using is extremely dense; so dense that it can be machined in a CNC machine just the same as our brass, bronze & nickel silver.  We’ve field-tested the mouthpieces for more than two years, and haven’t seen any signs of the material deteriorating with time.

    The color of the wood might change slightly, but the surface texture remains the same.

  • Will the wood crack?  Is it sensitive to damage?

    Due to the density of the material and how they’re designed, there is no chance of the mouthpieces cracking from normal use.  They are, however, equally receptive to damage from any kind of activities that would damage a Brass mouthpiece.

  • How to clean it?

    As with any mouthpiece, occasionally it’ll be necessary to use a mouthpiece brush to clean out the backbore (as well as the receiver on your trumpet).  Also, after a while, if you start to notice the buildup of any mineral deposits from your spit around the outside of the rim (which has nothing to do with the mouthpiece material) you can easily make the mouthpiece look nicer by scraping it away with your fingernail and rinsing with water.

Rim and Cup Size: 1XL2
Rim and Cup Size: 1XL2