Theo Wanne NY Link Tenor Mouthpiece

This is a NY link that I won off ebay that was advertised as worked on by Theo Wanne.  When I received this piece it was a 7*.  It had a nice sound but I felt that when I pushed it hard it got too bright and harsh sounding.   It has a medium baffle that Theo put in it for the previous owner and the chamber looked like it had been enlarged.  I had Brian Powell open it to a .110 tip to get rid of some of the brightness. (He told me Theo’s work was perfect on it) It helped a bit but it still had that sound to it that I didn’t quite like. Tonight I took a small file and took down the baffle right where it curved down into the chamber.

Just a little at a time and then I would play it. I didn’t want to take out too much.  It took away some of what I didn’t like.  It’s amazing what a little bit taken off or added to the baffle will do .  I’m thinking Theo new AMMA piece is a bit similar to this one.  I’m dying to try one.  This is me playing to “Someday my Prince Will Come” quietly because I don’t want to wake up my family.  The second clip is of me messing around with a blues scale. I could play louder because everyone’s awake!

Someday My Prince Will Come

Blues Scale Ramblings

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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. Hi Steve,

    I really like your sound on this NY Link. It has a big husky sound and also warmth.

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