Phil-Tone Tenor Mouthpiece

I received my Phil-Tone tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Philip Engleman.   Phil is known as Sigmund451 on SOTW. (Sax on the Web)  I opened the package and put the reed I had been playing on my hard rubber Otto Link on it and it played great right from the start.  I was very impressed with the way it responded.  It was right up there with my hard rubber Otto Links that Brian Powell did for me.  On SOTW a few people had said that they felt resistance when they played it.  I didn’t notice that at all.  I loved the way it responded.   Because it’s a .101 opening and I’m used to playing at .110 it felt small for me but that is to be expected.  I’d be very interested in trying a piece like this at a ,110 opening.  It has a higher rollover baffle and a medium chamber(my links are a tiny bit larger) so the sound is a tad brighter and more focused I think.  Although, it’s at ,101 I was surprised by how much power it can muster when pushed.  Also when you hold back a little it can get a nice lush sound to it. I think Phil did a great job with this. The first cut is a mellow rhythm changes.  The second cut is more of a loud R&B vibe. I had to do it in my garage because I kept distorting the recording in my studio.(Phil can be contacted at: ). Listen………​

Rhythm Changes Clip

Funky Clip

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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 conn-hunter says

    this a example of the sound of a customized Link. with a stock Link I doubt it would be possible to get such versatility.
    For my ears a nice allrounder piece.


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