Phil Barone NY 8 Tenor Mouthpiece

This is the mouthpiece that started it all!  I got this mouthpiece in a trade years ago. It’s a Metal Barone NY 7*  I wasn’t very impressed with it as it was, it was bright and stuffy and had way to much resistance.  I had the idea of sending it to Ed Zentera to reface it and open it to .110.  Ed did a great job on it.  I’ve sent it back to him 3 times.  Each time he lowered the baffle a bit to make it darker and reduce the resistance.  It plays very close to what I want now. This is the first mouthpiece that I put up when the website started so I have a sentimaental attachment to this clip.  As a side note, i haven’t played a Barone mouthpiece since this day.  I played a few before I started this website and  a couple of them were killing as I remember.  Phil says he’s making one for me to try so I hope someday to try an original Barone one again.

Here’s the Barone again by popular demand.  Playing “My One and Only Love”.

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Great mpc!!!I wonder what’s the difference between NY and Hollywood models.I’m thinking to ask Phil if he can make me a Hollywood that sounds like BD Hollywood.That’s the sound I’m after.Actualy I think to buy Barones for all my horns!:))))And end the pain!

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