Peter Ponzol SS M2 Tenor Mouthpiece

This is a Peter Ponzol M2 tenor saxophone mouthpiece. It is Stainless Steel and has a .110 tip opening.  I have owned 3 M2 pieces before and was thinking this would be just like them.   I was actually surprised at how dark this mouthpiece played.  It had tons of power and a husky, robust sound to it.  It wasn’t near as bright as the other M2’s I’ve played.  I think it has a similar sound to the HR Berg I have. This is a great mouthpiece and perfect for those husky bluesy type tenor solos.

Peter Ponzol SS M2 Tenor Mouthpiece

I did this clip in my garage so the quality is a bit different than other recordings but it gives you an idea of what it would sound like with a bit a reverb.   I start out with “Amazing Grace” and go off from there. The clip is like 3:20. Sorry for the length, I just enjoyed playing it so much I got carried away.
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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.

Comments

  1. would you say the brass could be darker

  2. I thought the brass was a bit brighter. Although it seemed warmer than the stainless steel. Steve

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