Endorsed and played by the legendary Alan Wise! The Legends Wise rim is rounded and extremely comfortable. There is some nice undercut, which makes the .560″ inside diameter feel a little roomier than it actually is. The cup is very shallow (similar to a Bach F) with a shape similar to the famous “SL” cup. The entrance to the throat is rounded, which allows plenty of air flow for a big sound. This piece has the Legends enhanced throat (#27), enhanced throat cylinder length, and the Legends S backbore. These elements enhance endurance, range and slotting for the player.
Mr. Wise’s endorsement of this mouthpiece:
“Through the years I have been fortunate to have been associated with some of the great mouthpiece makers. As wonderful as these experiences were, they pale in comparison to my association with Derek and Legends. This new mouthpiece is far beyond any that I have performed on throughout my career. In developing the “Wise” model Derek has surpassed all the others and has made a model that I am delighted to have my name associated with.”
I truly mean each and every word. The “Wise” model is just fantastic!
Legends Brass is honored to partner with the legendary Alan Wise to offer this piece to our customers! Born in Loveland, Colorado, Mr. Wise began his trumpet career studying with Gil Garcia. Later, he went to Colorado State University and studied with the well respected Dr. Jacob Larson. Influenced by trumpet greats such as Bill Chase, Al Hirt and Doc Severinsen, the realization of Mr. Wise’s longtime dream was spending almost seven years touring with Maynard Ferguson.
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