Florida/Early Babbitt HR Link 7* Tenor Mouthpiece

This is a piece I bought about 4 years ago.  I got caught up in the whole “slant” hard rubber link thing and I emailed a guy who had a slant.   He had just sold it but said he had this piece that was as good or better than any slant he had ever played.  Supposedly it has the same dimensions as a slant but has a straight signature on the top.  The Duo sound clips on my website are with this mouthpiece before I sent it to Jon Van Wie.   I sent 4 pieces at different times to Jon Van Wie and with this one he called me and said “This is the real deal” “This mouthpiece is great”(He didn’t say that about the other pieces I sent him) I actually don’t play this piece too much.  It plays great though and has a big rich sound. There’s nothing better than a great hard rubber link!

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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. Hi Steve….wonderful!!!! This is the SOUND!!! I bought ones like this last year. It is a mouthpiece that you can play everything you want …
    Can i send you some photos of it? so you can say me what do you think about, in particular if it is original…
    thanks for attention

    • Domenico,
      That’s great! Sure, you can send me some photos although I get as confused as anyone when it comes to recognizing a HR Link. I’ve seen so many over the years that are claimed to be from the “Slant” mold that are all different now I’m confused also……..Congrats on the new mouthpiece……..

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