Ted Klum London Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today’s review is of a very used Ted Klum London model tenor saxophone mouthpiece that a friend of mine was nice enough to let me try.   Ted Klum is a great sax mouthpiece maker and refacer who has a great reputation among saxophone players.   His site is www.tedklummouthpieces.com.   It has been quite Read More…

Liu Shizhao MB Prototype Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

In todays modern world, you see new products popping up on the internet almost everyday.  About a month ago, I was on Facebook just browsing through friend’s posts when I came upon some beautiful pictures of some mouthpieces I had never seen before.  These were posted by Liu Shizhao who lives in Beijing, China and apparently Read More…

AM Mouthpieces “The Aras” Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Arnold Montgomery of AM Mouthpieces. It is “The Aras” model and has an 8 tip opening.  I hadn’t heard of Arnold Montgomery before but he emailed me asking if I would be willing to review his “The Aras” mouthpiece.  He hinted that there was something unique about it that he was getting Read More…

Ken Okutsu High Baffle Tenor Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing my first hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Ken Okutsu in Japan. It is the high baffle model and has an 8 tip opening which is .110.  I hadn’t heard of Ken Okutsu before but he emailed me asking if I would be willing to try his mouthpieces.   I of course Read More…

Attack of the Killer Monster Links on Steroids Part 1

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…

Vigilante Detroit Rock Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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

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

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…

PMS Guardala Michael Brecker II Tenor Mouthpiece

OK, It looks like January is high baffle, powerhouse, mouthpieces on steroids month so far. For this review I’m playing a PMS Michael Brecker II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece.  My last review was of the “Fat Boy” version of this mouthpiece.  This is the regular version from PMS. Supposedly, Mr. Guardala sold the rights to his Read More…

PMS Guardala Brecker II Fat Boy Tenor Mouthpiece

OK,   It looks like January is high baffle, powerhouse, mouthpieces on steroids month so far.  For this review I’m playing a PMS Michael Brecker II Fat Boy Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece.  Now, if that long name confuses you, you are not alone.  Anything connected to Dave Guardala is going to be a bit confusing  (I won’t Read More…

Drake Pete Christieb Tenor Mouthpiece

This is a new hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece by Aaron Drake.  Aaron has started a new series of mouthpieces called the “Masters” series  where he copies the favorite mouthpieces of the great players alive today.  So far, he has made mouthpieces for Dave Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi and Pete Christlieb. I have been a fan Read More…

Pete Thomas PPT Metal Tenor Mouthpiece

This is a new metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece by Pete Thomas.  The  PPT metal mouthpieces have similar internal dimensions to the Onyxite PPT that I reviewed a few years ago.  The facings are based on Ed Pillinger’s original facings, and are machined from solid brass.  They are then hand finished by Morgan Fry.  Morgan Fry Read More…

Ishimori Woodstone Silver Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have an Ishimori Woodstone silver tenor sax mouthpiece to review and play for you today. This is a 8 tip (.110) high baffled mouthpiece.  I have been eagerly wanting to play these Ishimori mouthpieces for quite a while. Ishimori Woodstone Silver Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Over the past few months, I have heard of Ishimori Read More…

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