Here’s a hard rubber Freddie Gregory Mark IV 7** tenor saxophone mouthpiece. I really miss this tenor sax mouthpiece. I sold it not too long after I bought it because I thought it was too bright. To be honest, there were quite a few gigs I had during that time that were amazing with this mouthpiece. I’m sad that I sold it. I haven’t seen a hard rubber Mark IV since then anywhere. I think that is a sign that the people that have them are keeping them. The Freddie Gregory Mark IV tenor saxophone mouthpiece has a higher baffle than the Mark II model Freddie Gregory tenor sax mouthpiece. It’s a bit brighter than the Mark II, but not too bright in my opinion. I’ve played this on all types of gigs and it holds it’s own. I rank it up there with my Jon Van Wie Otto Link as far as versatility goes. Nice and bright when I want it but I can still play the standards. Check it out!
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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for over 30 years. He is the author of many best selling jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.
It’s the only piece Ive never played. Oh well.
Sorry if I’m breaking any rules by posting on an EIGHT year old video, but WOW! I think this is one of the best sounding mouthpieces I’ve ever heard!
Nick Martin says
It IS the best sounding mouthpiece you’ve ever heard. Extraordinarily balanced and lively.
Hey Steve I know this is an old review but I just picked up an Aaron Drake “Freddie Gregory” BCFG in 8* that is really great! I got it used and not sure if this is modeled after the IV or not. It was a special order and not listed on his website. It’s very free blowing, almost too much so as it offers little resistance to blow against but even at this bigger tip opening it’s not tiring out my chops at all. Have you heard of these?
Hi David, I actually have an 8 version of this Drake FG mouthpiece sitting on my shelf waiting for a review. I had hernia surgery last week so I need to heal up first before I can start playing again but then I plan on reviewing it. Steve