JX Custom JXKM 8 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the JX Custom JXKM 8 soprano saxophone mouthpiece that is said to be similar in design to a Miami Dukoff 8 soprano sax mouthpiece like Kenny G plays.    This is made by Jianxing Li in Guangzhou, China. A number of months ago, I was contacted and asked if I would Read More…

Comparison of the Theo Wanne Gaia and the Gaia 2 Soprano Sax Mouthpieces

I did a review a few weeks back of the new Theo Wanne Gaia 2 soprano sax mouthpiece and have had a few people ask if I could make a comparison between the original Gaia mouthpiece and the Gaia 2 soprano mouthpiece. I have been playing the original Gaia for about seven years now and it has been Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia 2 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne at TheoWanne.com.    Theo Wanne was one of the first mouthpiece makers to reach out to me and ask if I would be willing to do some reviews of his mouthpieces years ago.  I had heard his name for years as the guy to go Read More…

Johannes Gerber Solo LC Soprano Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece by Johannes Gerber in South Africa. Mr. Gerber has been making mouthpieces for many years and I reviewed a tenor mouthpiece of his a few years ago.  The Gerber Slant model.  Johannes Gerber has a great reputation amongst sax players as well as craftsman for his excellent work Read More…

Absolute “Soprano +” Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by the Absolute company.  These are made in Italy and this model is called the “Soprano +”.  (I call it a ST model in the recording but it is the + model)   There is also a Soprano AL, Soprano ST and a Soprano R model on their website. Read More…

Rafael Navarro Maestra Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have another Rafael Navarro mouthpiece up for review today.  This is a hard rubber Maestra 6* soprano saxophone mouthpiece.  I used a Vandoren Java 2 1/2 reed on it with a Vandoren Optimum metal ligature.  My soprano sax is a Yamaha YSS-62. Like all of Rafael’s mouthpieces I have tried so far, this one Read More…

Soprano Planet Missing Link Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today I am reviewing the Soprano Planet “Missing Link” soprano saxophone mouthpiece by Joe Giardullo.  I first discovered the soprano planet site  a few months ago while meandering around the internet.  I was immediately curious in Joe’s mouthpieces because he specifically focuses on just soprano mouthpieces.  He has a number of models listed on his Read More…

Ishimori Woodstone Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have an Ishimori Woodstone hard rubber soprano sax mouthpiece to review and play for you today.  I’m not sure what tip opening this mouthpiece is as I don’t see any number markings on the mouthpiece.  It feels like it is around a .065 to me. Ishimori Woodstone Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Over the Read More…

Lamberson F Major 7 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today I’m reviewing a Fred Lamberson F Major 7 soprano saxophone mouthpiece.  Fred Lamberson is a great mouthpiece maker that I have known about for years.  I’ve tried most of his mouthpieces on my tenor saxophone and one of my favorite is my Lamberson J7.  Over the years,  I have never tried a Lamberson soprano Read More…

“My Favorite Things” Solo- Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano Mouthpiece

Every month my friends on SOTW (Sax on the Web) do a fun thing called “the tune of the month”.  Each month a different member of the site calls a tune that many of us will do a recording of.   This is a great tradition because it gets many of us out of our comfort Read More…

Drake Son of Slant Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a Drake vintage resin soprano mouthpiece. It is called the “Son of Slant” in reference to a vintage Otto Link Slant soprano mouthpiece.  Here is the description from the Drake website of the mouthpiece: The design of this mouthpiece has been modeled after the Otto Link Slant model, with a few modifications to Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I have the Theo Wanne Gaia soprano saxophone mouthpiece up for review.  It is made of hard rubber and I believe it is a .065 tip opening ( that is what I had asked for……..the markings on the table say 7 x 113 but I have no idea what that means).  I have tried Read More…

Warburton Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece by Eric Falcon

This is a Warburton soprano saxophone mouthpiece made by Eric Falcon.  This is one of the best soprano mouthpieces I have had the pleasure of playing.   It plays effortlessly and has a big fat soprano sound to it.  The first day I played on it, I actually recorded a few lessons with it because I Read More…

Morgan 6J Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is an old Morgan 6J soprano mouthpiece that a student of mine let me borrow.   These were made by the legendary Ralph Morgan.  Ralph passed away in 2007 and it was a great loss to the saxophone world.  I’ve told this story before but one time I had a Morgan mouthpiece that was Read More…

Drake Ceramic Small Chamber Soprano Mouthpiece

This is a new Drake ceramic soprano mouthpiece that I am trying out. This piece has a .065 tip opening and a small chamber.  The mouthpiece plays with a nice  focused tone. Much more focused sounding than the Drake large chambered mouthpiece. If you listen to both clips you can hear the difference between a Read More…

Drake Ceramic Large Chamber Soprano Mouthpiece

This is a another new Drake ceramic soprano mouthpiece that I am trying out.  this piece has a .065 tip opening and a larger chamber in it than I have seen in other soprano mouthpieces.  This mouthpiece plays with a big fat tone.  Much more spread sounding than the  Drake small chambered mouthpiece. If you Read More…

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