9 Great Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces to Compare

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This is from a comparison post I made some years ago of 9 great tenor saxophone mouthpieces.   I thought it was worthy of a repost since it has been awhile since I made it.   On all 9 clips I’m just playing a simple Bb blues (C for tenor) I’m trying to keep it relatively Read More…

Benjamin Allen 10E .135 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing another hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Benjamin Allen. It is another 10E model but this one is at a huge .135 tip opening. I have to admit that I have never played a .135 tip opening before.  I usually start complaining that a tip opening is too wide when I hit Read More…

Benjamin Allen Brighter 10E+ Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing another hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Benjamin Allen. It is the 10E model but it is a Ben’s brighter version of this model.  This model doesn’t have a name yet so for the sake of this review I will just call it the 10E+. Benjamin Allen mentored under “Doc” Tenney Read More…

Benjamin Allen 10E Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Benjamin Allen.  It is called the 10E model and if that sounds familiar it is because I reviewed a 10E years ago that was crafted by Paul “Doc” Tenney. Benjamin Allen mentored under “Doc” Tenney and after Doc’s death decided to carry on his Read More…

RS Berkeley Legends Dexter Gordon Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

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Today, I am reviewing another RS Berkeley Legends tenor saxophone mouthpiece that was sent to me by Les Silver at RS Berkeley.  RS Berkeley has come up with the revolutionary idea of trying to find mouthpieces that were played and loved by jazz legends (deceased and still living)………and then copying them exactly so that we Read More…

Attack of the Killer Monster Links on Steroids Part 1

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We have all heard of Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory.  From my memory of Science class,  it basically said that evolutionary changes occur in a species and those changes that benefit or make the species stronger endure while those who are eliminated in the struggle for existence are the unfit.  A similar evolutionary process Read More…

Phil-Tone & Theo Wanne Mosaic Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece (Updated)

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(Update: this original Mosaic review was of a prototype Mosaic mouthpiece but since the review Phil has tweaked and I think improved the original design of the Mosaic mouthpiece.  He has been kind enough to send me a new model to try.  I am updating this review and sound clip  for the new production model.) Read More…

Morgan Fry Ebonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today, I am reviewing another mouthpiece made by Morgan Fry. Morgan Fry is a great mouthpiece maker and refacer in England.  I have reviewed some of his mouthpieces in the past and had him do some refacing work for me.  I have always been impressed with his work and craftsmanship. If you do a search Read More…

Vigilante Detroit Rock Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by Jennifer Price at Vigilante Mouthpieces. There are 10 models to choose from on the Vigilante website. Today, I am reviewing the Detroit Rock which is the brightest mouthpiece that they make. (I also just did a review of the NYII to which is their 4th brightest mouthpiece) Read More…

Vigilante NYII Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by Jennifer Price at Vigilante Mouthpieces.  There are 10 models to choose from on the Vigilante website.  Today, I am reviewing the New York II which is the 4th brightest mouthpiece that they make.  (I also have a Detroit Rock to review next which is their brightest mouthpiece.) Read More…

Mouthpiece Recording Test Survey

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I have been experimenting lately with different recording distances and settings for my mouthpiece reviews.  Usually, I record dry with no effects about 2 feet from the microphone. I’ve noticed that darker sounding mouthpieces can sound rich and beautiful in this setting but many times the brighter more powerful mouthpieces can sound harsh, shrill, edgy, Read More…

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