I thought I would put up a comparison clip of 3 metal STM Florida Otto Link tenor mouthpieces that I have. The first one is a Florida Link 7*(no USA) that was refaced by someone. If I had to bet money on it I would say it’s Theo Wannes work. It looks just like other Theo Wanne mouthpieces I have had and the tip rail has that characteristic thinness and curve that Theo puts on his pieces. It blows like it has a shorter facing to me. The other two are a 5 and a 8 that Brian Powell refaced to .105.
They both have substantial baffles in them which gives them some extra power and brightness. the 5 is my favorite to play in my garage with an echo. It reminds me of my Jon Van Wie Otto Link with a baffle in it. Recording it with the microtrack it sounds a bit bright but I think in a recording studio with some reverb it would sound killer. I’ve been playing these 3 mouthpieces for the last week trying to decide which one to keep and which ones to sell. Let me know if you hear a difference in the recordings and have an opinion.
Florida Link 7* no USA (refaced by Theo Wanne?)
Florida Link 5 (refaced to .105 by Brian Powell)
Florida Link 8 (refaced to .105 by Brian Powell)