Denis Wick 'Ultra' Euphonium Mouthpieces by Stephen Mead - Performance By Design
Steven Mead designed his original SM series for Denis Wick back in 1995, but recent changes in instrument design and Stevenís desire for perfection, have been the spur
to create the new Ultra design. After many prototypes, the Ultra SM3U was finally given Stevenís consent and the other models soon followed.The new mouthpiece has a
different, heavier outer shape, a slightly more rounded cup and a slightly sharper inner edge to the rim. The sound is powerful, with a beautiful singing high register. The
gold-plated version has triple-thickness gold plate.
Steven Mead said:
From an initial concept drawing we started to get closer to the desired goal. Each prototype was
subjected to rigorous testing in different acoustics, using Ďblindí judges listening to the new mouthpiece in relation to others. Each time following the tests we were able to
make it a little better, then again a little better. Finally, we arrived at the finished version and Iím delighted with it!
Available for all modern euphoniums.