1M2 Trumpet Nickel Silver Lotus
Unlike the multi-purpose M cup, the M2 is a killer. Pure and simple.
This new addition to our menu was designed at the request of players looking for a more fiery, aggressive alternative to the M cup, specifically geared towards lead, studio and commercial playing. It’s just a little bit shallower, has a slightly tighter throat, a different backbore design, and only comes in nickel silver — all of which contribute to this mouthpiece being a deadly weapon.
Much more so than with the M cup, this one really sounds more like a lead mouthpiece — BUT, it’s still got more volume than actual lead cups, so it’s perfect for players who “can’t play lead mouthpieces”. That makes it absolutely perfect for playing all those big band high-note ballads that still require low/middle register playing. It brings more richness and the opportunity for more musical nuance than a categorically ""Lead"" mouthpiece, but still lights up the sky like New Years Eve!
It’s also an excellent tool for Pop & commercial playing. It gives you articulations like armor-piercing bullets, and laser-guided note targets for sharpshooting the most dangerous phrases. ( I ❤️ metaphors )
If either of those types of playing are in your job description: Try. This. Mouthpiece.
LOTUS Mouthpieces are:
Remarkably easy to play in tune
Especially in the upper register
...which helps improve your tone, accuracy & endurance.
Familiar-feeling rims & cups for a very comfortable transition
Your choice of Annealed Brass, Bronze or Nickel Silver for finer control over tone color, projection, and the balance of stability vs. flexibility
Manufactured in Italy with remarkable precision