Phil-Tone Otto Link Tenor Mouthpiece

I received this from Phil as part of a trial that he is doing to promote his mouthpieces.  This is a modern hard rubber Otto Link that Phil Engleman has refaced and made much improved.   The mouthpiece plays great compared to other modern Otto Links that I have played.  Many of the modern ones I have played have sounded tubby or dead.  This mouthpiece has a nice dark sound to it that is very even through out the range of the saxophone.  It doesn’t have the volume that I normally like in a piece but I think that might be because I’m use to blowing a .110 tip and this is .105.  Phil does great work and I would feel great recommending these pieces to my students who need a hard rubber link that plays well.  For this recording I’m playing a blues solo I wrote for a lesson I did on the “Triad Pair Blues” . You can check out the lesson here.Listen………​

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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 Howard Barnum says

    Loved the sound of this piece (and the Phil-Tone Tenor as well). I’m assuming this is the one Phil lists as “Phil-Tone Custom Link”, using a modern Tone-Edge as blank, rather than the “Custom New Vintage Slant”?

    Thanks again for these reviews. I’ve been digging your clips of Early Babbitts and some other vintage Links but having just listened to the Phil-Tones, they may do me just about as well…

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