Eric Falcon Custom Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Here is my review of a custom hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece that Eric Falcon made.  A friend of mine sent me this to try with 2 metal links as well.  This is an example of a great hard rubber mouthpiece.  I actually have played this mouthpiece for about a week now and love it a lot. (It hasn’t left me horn) It is the type of mouthpiece that sounds great on a laid back jazz gig but also has enough kick to it that you can push it into overdrive and get some nice volume on a funk or rock gig.

I emailed Eric and asked if I could order one myself.  He just sent me two to try which I look forward to reviewing.  The new mouthpieces are under the Warburton name.   I will do a review and clip of those very soon.  The recording of this mouthpiece is a great example if you want to hear the difference between HR and metal.  This clip has a thicker fatter sound to it than many of my metal mouthpiece clips.  That’s a sound that I love!  Nice, thick and textured.  When I go up high it sound nice and round just like I like my high notes to sound.

I don’t go into overdrive on this clip but I have a lot in the past week and it sounds great in that kind of setting also.  This is a beautiful sounding mouthpiece. Great Job Eric…………….

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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. Ryan Knight says:

    I really like your sound on this hr mouthpiece…You also sound great on your metal links…

    Best wishes, Neff

    Ryan
    US Army Band

  2. Jack Li says:

    Hey Steve,
    I love the sound of this piece and i’m wondering how much it cost your friend as well as if they are still available.
    Thanks,
    Jack Li

  3. This specific piece isn’t but I contacted Eric and he’s making a similar piece for Warburton. They are shinier and have a gold band around the shank. I have two samples but haven’t had time to play them yet.

  4. Alright thanks for the info Steve. You sound great on the clip btw.

  5. Jack Li says:

    Hey Steve,
    I do have I more question and that is if you are going to try the Theo Wanne Amma or Gaia HR Alto pieces any time soon.

  6. I don’t think so. I’ve emailed Theo a few times about it but not received any response about trying one out for a review. I’m sure sooner or later one will come my direction…………..

  7. Alright thanks for the response Steve

  8. Cool piece, if you haven’t had a chance to try a Bob Sheppard model, those pieces are really special too.

    Best!

    Jonathan

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