SP Otto Link Tenor Mouthpiece

This is another SP otto link that Brian Powell refaced and brought the beak down on.  I love these mouthpieces.  They are not too dark, not too bright but can really blow when you lay into them.  This is a .110 and is a little darker than the .107 Otto Link I had.  I saw this one on ebay and made a low bid for a bit less than what I thought it was worth and won it to my surprise.

I have one of Brian’s new Bergonzi resin pieces on order.  I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten from Brian Powell so I thought I’d give that a shot too.  This clip is a bit quiet because my family is sleeping and I couldn’t wail on it but it’s a cool little diddy using some approach notes and blues scale type ideas.
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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.

Comments

  1. i’ll be the one to ask!!! what does SP mean???

  2. I have no idea. I asked back when I tried this one and no one knew. Maybe………”Special”?

  3. Avatar Ben Burke says

    I don’t know what SP stands for but I do know that model used to also be labeled ‘V’ and ‘PT’. I have been lead to believe that PT refers to Paul ‘Doc’ Tenney and ‘V’ for vintage. The reference to Doc Tenney is that I have been told that this is the same blank as what he uses for his Tenney Slant mouthpiece. I use one of these as my main tenor mouthpiece.

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