This is a sound clip of my main soprano saxophone mouthpiece for the last 6 years. It is a Selmer Super Session J mouthpiece that I bought from WWBW. At the time that I bought this, I also tried an I tip opening. I remember feeling like the I gave me a Kenny G type soprano sound (more of a pop kind of sound) and the J gave me more of a Coltrane type soprano sound. I went with the J after playing them for about a week. Up to this point in my life I have played very few soprano mouthpiece. Before the Super Session J I played on a Claude Lakey for about 16 years. The only reason I played on that was because it was the only soprano mouthpiece the store had. The Selmer Super Session was a much better mouthpiece for me compared to the Lakey.
The thing I really like about the Selmer Super Session is that it has that big hollow type soprano sound. I love it for jazz playing. It has loads of volume and doesn’t get too bright like my Lakey did. It is much more reed friendly than my Lakey was also. I still have my Lakey in a box so maybe I’ll put a clip of that up also. I’m not very experienced at trying soprano mouthpieces so I’m finding that it’s hard to make a call on what I think of the sound of a piece. On tenor and alto saxophone I can play for 10 seconds and know if I like a mouthpiece or not. On soprano, I don’t feel like my concept is shaoed enough that I know exactly what I like or don’t like. I’m sure as I try more mouthpieces that that sound concept will come into focus more clearly for me. Let me know what you think of the clip. I would appreciate any comments you might have. Steve