60’s Brilhart Personaline Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is another great example of a Vintage Brilhart tenor mouthpiece.  This one was refaced to .105 by Brian Powell and then Eric Drake fine tuned it to meet the needs of the person that owns it.  This is a great playing tenor mouthpiece.  It has a great character to the sound that I really enjoyed.   This mouthpiece had a little more resistance to it than the other two but I think that resistance gives the tone a unique character that I really liked.  These all seem to have a smaller chamber than my hard rubber Otto Links so i think they have a more focused sound.  These  Personalines remind me of the Selmer Soloist mouthpiece I use to own (I do miss that piece………) I think if I was doing a gig of jazz standards this would be the piece I would pick of the three.   Listen………

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 25 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.

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