Metal Freddie Gregory Mark IV Tenor Mouthpiece

I received this tenor mouthpiece in a trade deal for one of my other mouthpieces.  This is a metal Freddie Gregory Mark IV size 8.  It has the ridges on the outside and a high rollover baffle in it.  I have to say I am surprised that this tenor mouthpiece isn’t brighter than it is.  The baffle is pretty high and long.  Freddie’s description of this on his website is warm and medium bright.

Metal Freddie Gregory Mark IV Tenor Mouthpiece

I would say that is pretty accurate.  It’s like a link STM with more power without losing the fatness of that link sound.  This clip is with a 3 reed which makes it a little darker than if I played it with a 2 1/2.   I’m playing around on a blues using the diminished scale because of a lesson I’m working on along those lines.

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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. Avatar Javi Schvindlerman says

    Man, those are smooth overtones…!
    I loved your sound with this piece.
    And the lines are great also… thanks for the post!

  2. Hi Steve,
    I am wondering how could I purchase one of Freddie’s pieces I just love the tone on this piece but I tried emailing him and It didn’t work.
    Thanks in Advance, Jack Li

    • Last time I contacted him was about 4 years ago and that was by email. I don’t have any more info than that. Sorry.

  3. Alright Steve thats OK, Freddie finally replied today.

  4. Great tone man. Keep rocking, your the man! Decus69 😉

  5. You always sound like you’ve been playing for hours before you recorded. In other words like a master. K

  6. Hello there 🙂

    Some of you may have come across my father – Freddie Gregory in the Saxophone industry as the mouthpiece craftsman. In his celebration since his passing, I have created a Tribute Page to share with all of you. If you have any experiences or stories with my father I would love to hear, so please do stop by on the page and say hello! 🙂

    With Love,
    Joanna Gregory

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