Guardala Gold MB II Tenor Mouthpiece

I received this from WWBW about 3 weeks ago.  This is not a handmade Guardala tenor mouthpiece but one of the CNC made mouthpieces by WWBW.  Yes, I couldn’t resist.  I’ve tried Guardala mouthpieces before and they were always too bright for me.  This one isn’t.  It has a nice balance to it.  On the gig it sometimes seemed thinner in tone than some of my other pieces but I think you have to sacrifice some richness in order to get the power and lack of resistance that this piece has.  If you listen carefully you might be able to hear my kids yelling in the background.
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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.

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  1. Hey Steve, is this piece nearly resistance free or is there something there? I love the sound and I hear these CNC pieces are just as good as the real deal, with the handmade’s being full of ridiculous hype because Brecker played one.
    I’m really diggin your sound on this piece, but I always like something to push on so I can really shape the sound by myself and keep my own vibe to the piece. I’m just questioning back and forth to see if I should get MojoBari to put some resistance in this thing

  2. I remember it being pretty free blowing. Not as free blowing as the LAW pieces I tried but close. I would try one first before having Mojo work on it to see how it plays for you.

  3. Come on,Steve,let’s face it-it is either Guardala or Ponzol!Everything else is just trying to be something!:)))))))I like experiencing with mps,thats my hobby when I don’t realy play but haven’t tryed anything better then these two.Whatever anybody would say!:))))Now looking to buy a Ponzol for myself!Without any bad feelings!Cresent or SS M2!:)))Or if you are lucky-a nice,old Link!Atanas from Poland

  4. Hey Steve I really like this mouthpiece, I used to play an Otto Link Super Tone Master NY 8 and currently play on a Dukoff D9; which plays a lot easier and better than the Otto Link, but I like the sound of this mouthpiece better 🙂

    I seriously have to get myself one of these pieces for my tenor, it sound amazing, very close to the sound I get on my Dukoof only more refined and I really like that.

  5. That’s great Brian. I do think these are a great step up from most Dukoffs I have tried.

  6. Avatar Courtney Nero says

    So who actually makes the Guardala mpcs now? Is there any hand finishing, or do they take iff the CNC, buff the edges, and send it to retail?

  7. Hi Courtney,
    I don’t know the answer to your question. Maybe someone will come on here who does know and they can answer. There sure are a lot of Guardala copies out there right now though………….

  8. Avatar Axel Senge says

    Hi mouthpiece freaks….The Guardala mpcs were made now by a Mouthpiece-Maker in Germany Hamburg…..his Name is Nadir Ibrahimoglu and he makes the whole collection of the Guardals now. He bought the license from Guardala…his adress is pms-music.de. best wishes…..Axel

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