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…

Westcoast Sax MoFo Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Westcoast Sax “MoFo” tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  Now, not being hip to the newest slang and terminology, I had to ask my teenagers what MoFo meant.  My daughters told me “Mofo” stood for mother-f*****, someone who is bad-a** or hard core.  My first thought was “Why would someone name a saxophone Read More…

Rigotti Gold Reed Strength Comparison

Today, I thought it would be interesting to write a reed strength comparison article on my blog.  I was trying a new Phil-Tone Mosaic 7* tenor mouthpiece this morning with different strength Rigotti Gold reeds when I had the idea to record some clips and throw it up on the site to see what some Read More…

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

(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…

Phil-Tone & Theo Wanne Tribute Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am excited to review a new mouthpiece made by Phil Engleman and Theo Wanne.  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, etc…………… Phil contacted me a few months ago and said he was going to Read More…

Theo Wanne Refaced Selmer Soloist Tenor Mouthpiece

Here’s another clip of a great Selmer Soloist that Mark Sepinuck let me  try.  For those of you who don’t know Mark he is one of the premier dealers of high end mouthpieces.  If you look on ebay he goes by “10mfan”.  I met Mark years ago when he used to live up near Boston.  Read More…

9 Great Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces to Compare

The most common question I get asked on this blog and in emails is  “Steve, which mouthpiece is the best?”  “Which one should I buy”.   I probably get 3-4 emails a week asking that question.   I always feel bad because I wish there was a simple answer to that.  The truth is that 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…

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…

Theo Wanne Hard Rubber Gaia Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Here’s another Theo Wanne tenor saxophone mouthpiece for you to check out.  This is a hard rubber version of the Gaia tenor saxophone mouthpiece. The Gaia is said to be a run at the florida link type concept. It has a medium baffle that does indeed remind me of my florida links. The difference hear Read More…

Theo Wanne Wood Gaia Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Here’s another Theo Wanne tenor saxophone mouthpiece for you to check out. I just received a ton of these and I’m working my way through them as you might have noticed.   This is a wood version of the Gaia tenor saxophone mouthpiece. The Gaia is said to be a run at the florida link Read More…

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