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…

Phil-Tone Sapphire Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today, I am reviewing another new mouthpiece made by Phil Engleman at Phil-Tone mouthpieces. Phil Engleman is the founder of Phil-Tone mouthpieces and I have reviewed a number of his mouthpieces in the past.  The Equinox, the Eclipse, the Solstice and most recently the Tribute.  When Phil contacted me a couple of months ago about Read More…

Absolute “Tenorer” Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today,  I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by the Absolute company.  These are made in Italy.  This model is called the “Tenorer”.  There is also a Tenor AL, Tenor ST and a Tenor + model on their website. You can also find all these models for Baritone,Alto and Soprano saxophones as well.  The AL model Read More…

Drake Stubbie Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Today I am reviewing another great Aaron Drake mouthpiece called the “Stubbie”.  It is modeled after the Dukoff  “Stubbie” model from the 1950’s.  I don’t know much about the Dukoff  “Stubbies” and have never played one as of yet.  I’ll leave any facts about the original “Stubbie” model to the mouthpiece “gurus” and collectors out Read More…

10mFan Merlot Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Mark Sepinuck, 10mFan as he is known in the saxophone world,  has been selling high end vintage saxophone mouthpieces on ebay for years.  Whether it be vintage New York Meyers,  Double Ring Otto Links or handmade Guardala mouthpieces…………Mark has had them all and sold them all.  I met Mark years ago on ebay when I Read More…