The New Apredato trumpet mouthpieces from Schagerl are a revolutionary step forward in mouthpiece design. This new Schagerl trumpet mouthpiece design was crafted with input from Prof. Hans Gansch (former Principal Trumpet Player of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and Thorsten Benkenstein (Lead Trumpet, North German Broadcast Big Band Hamburg, Germany).
The Schagerl Apredato Trumpet Mouthpiece started with the intention of providing players with a fuller, darker sound and a deep, resonant quality without drastically changing the usual rim and cup shape. Most heavy trumpet mouthpieces can be difficult to play, having more resistance than normal. At first glance, the Schagerl Apredato trumpet mouthpieces appear to be like most heavy mouthpieces, but Schagerl took a different approach with the Apredato.
The mass of the Schagerl Apredato Trumpet Mouthpiece is reduced to a minimum, then an attachment is fitted and filled with water. The attachment is coated in waterproof materials to prevent corrosion and sealed with rubber to prevent leaks.
Compared to normal trumpet mouthpieces the Schagerl Apredato mouthpiece produces a darker, richer tone with higher volumes. Big Band trumpet players will love the "fat" sound.
Replacing the water can be done by hand and should be changed at regular intervals.