This a Lawton 8*BB Special tenor saxophone mouthpiece. I’ve never tried a Lawton before so I was looking forward to playing this one. This a special one that Geoff Lawton made without the typical sliding ligature track he usually puts on his mouthpieces. This is a great playing mouthpiece. The 8* tip is a bit above what I am used to at .115 but I have a feeling that if I played this for a little bit I would get used to it.
The bigger tip opening requires a bit more air from me and the intonation is more flexible because of the larger tip. I found the tone to be in the middle of the dark/bright spectrum. Depending on how I play I could get it to head in either direction pretty easily. To me the tone of the mouthpiece sounded dense and rich. Kind of a thick kind of sound. The baffle was a pretty high rollover baffle that traveled pretty far into the chamber and squeezed together smoothly as it narrows into the chamber creating a smaller chamber that gives you more power I think. This is a very nice mouthpiece. i think anyone out there that likes a .115 tip would really love this piece. Let me know what you think. Steve