Ponzol M2 Gold Tenor Mouthpiece

This is another classic Peter Ponzol M2 tenor mouthpiece.  I’ve played about 5-6 of these and they were all great.   This one is a .110 tip opening which feels perfect for me.   They have a brightness and kick to them that really comes out when you are on the gig.

I’ve played many of these on gigs and they always sound great.  They have the brightness and power that you need when you are performing live without getting thin sounding.  It also has a rich tone to it that other bright mouthpieces lack.  I actually have a few friends that play in the New England area with these that get an incredible sound with them.   Listen to the clip and let me know what you think. Steve

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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. Eric Spaulding says:

    Steve,

    Sounds great. What is that you are playing at 1:22? That riff in 5ths sounds like a tune I’ve heard before…

  2. No idea. I was just improvising. Alternating between a E minor and F minor sound.

  3. Sounds nice. I’m trying to get a nice rich fat tone with my brass M2 .100 tip. Was playing on a 3 rico. But I went down due to the trouble from playing the piece. I think getting use to the chamber is the biggest thing. Any tips?

  4. I have been playing a Ponzol brass M2 tip 110 for about a year and half. I use Rico Select Jazz 2 MED and I love the piece. I can play nice and soft using subtones or I can push as hard as I can and the mouthpiece maintains a wonderful tone and doesn’t break up. Many of my other mouthpieces I have tried over the years break up when I push hard but not this one. I would recommend it to anyone.

  5. Doron Sieradzki says:

    I have been playing a Ponzol M2 for about 2 years. I was looking for a bright tone and was prepared to spend what was needed when I found in my daughter’s saxophone case a used Ponzol M2 (she had her Selmer SAII tenor shipped from abroad thanks to Ebay). It is very edgy and exactly what I needed for my big band (I also have a Vandoren Java T75, but it sounds much softer compared to the M2). However I miss some richness in the sound and am eagerly waiting for my new Guardala MBII (LT) to arrive so I can get the fatter sound it allegedly offers together with its edgy sound. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all of you sax fellas!

  6. Doron Sieradzki says:

    Forgot to mention my set-up – Ponzol M2 with Vandoren Java #3 reeds on Selmer Refenece 54 tenor.

  7. John Tendy says:

    Nice playing, Steve. Sounds wonderful.

  8. Where can I find an Ponzol m2 100. Does the m2 plus come in a 100 ?

  9. Marcos, I believe it does but am not sure about that. Maybe try contacting Peter Ponzol and asking him? I don’t believe the gold ones are made anymore so your only hope might be looking on eBay until one pops up there………(Ponzol makes just the silver ones now……)

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