The Speak-Easy is a small inline weight that goes up to the top of your backbore on your Warburton mouthpiece*. It is extremely simple to use: it just slides on or off and it’s held on by a simple O-ring.
Most weights on the market are bigger and down farther on the resonating part of the backbore, and tend to deaden the sound and tighten the feel. Because of the way it floats on top of the mouthpiece, the Speak-Easy doesn’t do any of that!
Using Speak-Easy inline weights, Warburton mouthpiece users have experienced improvements in stability, sound quality and even endurance! Often the "dead notes around high D and Eb seem to "speak" easier, giving the tool its name. Each size weight (.600" and .620" outer diameter) offers unique benefits in different playing conditions and musical styles. Works great for Bb and C trumpet work!
*Sorry, the Speak-Easy only works with Warburton backbores.
This accessory is great when the sound is somewhat diffuse. You also manage to have more precision in the articulation. Thanks Terry.