Here is an incredible Florida Link saxophone mouthpiece that was refaced by Erik Greiffenhagen from a 6 to a 7* (.105). I bought this mouthpiece from Les Arbuckle about 6 weeks ago and have been playing it ever since. Les came on SOTW (Sax on the Web) and said he had a link for sale that was one of the best he had ever played. Now I hear that quite often from people selling mouthpieces but I had never heard that from Les before so it caught my attention. I knew he had been around probably hundreds of links and if he thought this one was great then it must be.
The first thing that struck me about this tenor mouthpiece is that it has a huge fat low end. I’m talking lush here. Every time I play the piece I go to that low end and want to play a nice lush tenor saxophone ballad. The tone throughout the range of the saxophone is even and round sounding. It’s actually a bit darker than what I sound like on almost every clip on this site but I’m really digging that out of this mouthpiece. The last thing that strikes me about it is the playablity of it. I know that sounds like a vague concept but certain mouthpieces connect to a player in a way that really allows them to express themselves more than on other pieces. Even though I’ve only played this mouthpiece for a short time I’ve already had some moments with it where I was playing things that I wouldn’t normally play. It’s as if the mouthpiece is a fine tool that is letting me play better than other pieces I have played. I’ve had a few of these pieces throughout the years that I’ve really connected with (most I still have sitting on my shelf) Anyways, I want to thank Les again for selling me a great mouthpiece. Let me know what you think……..seriously. I listened to the clip a number of times and part of me thinks it might be too dark for my tastes but I’m curious what you all think. Now I have to take it into battle against my other reigning florida link! Here’s a link to contact Erik. Steve