Dave Jary Customized Otto Link Tenor Mouthpiece

I received this from a friend of mine to try.  It is an old metal link that Phil Barone worked on at one time.  It has the Barone engraving on it and the link ridge is gone as Phil does when he refaces a link.  You can’t tell it use to be a link except by looking at the bite plate.  This piece was then worked on by Dave Jary who refaced it to .104 and put a rollover baffle in it.

Dave Jary Customized Otto Link Tenor Mouthpiece

This piece has a very centered core sound to it and can be pretty powerful when pushed.  It has one of those in your face type sounds.  I consider it a great all round piece although I think I would prefer it around a .110 opening. It isn’t as bright as my JVW metal link.  It was fun to play it.

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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 Neffmusic.com.


  1. Avatar Dave Callaghan says

    I have a Jary Custom Link somewhat similar to this in a .110 facing. I agree that this mouthpiece is centered and can be loud when pushed. However, I find it odd that you classified this as ‘high baffle’ ?! I would say medium baffled at the most. Can you explain.

    • Dave, I did this review years ago and then later when I changed the website decided to put the piece in categories of low baffle, high baffle and medium baffle. I think you are right and this would be a medium baffle. I’ll change it. Thanks, Steve

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