This is a new Warburton alto saxophone mouthpiece. These are made by Eric Falcon who is a top notch mouthpiece refacer. This mouthpiece has an .080 tip opening. I consider it to have a brighter sound but still fat sounding. It’s a bit fatter sounding than the PT Meyer that I put up yesterday. There is tons of volume that I could get out of this mouthpiece. The altissimo was easy to get also. In this clip I am just playing around with a simple Bb blues and using a bunch of lines from my “Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale ” book.
Warburton Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
The tip and rails of this mouthpiece are great. The arc of the tip is a little different than my Java reeds but it is very close. It makes no difference in playablity that I can notice. The chamber is nice, smooth and looks to be very symmetrical and balanced. The outside of the mouthpiece is beautiful and the gold band around the shank is a nice touch.
Beautiful brighter tone. Very even up and down the horn . Easy to sub-tone down low. The notes have a nice focus to them but still have a nice round sound to them. The high notes had a tendency to get overly bright but once I got use to the piece it was easy to control. I could morph into a Sanborn type sound pretty easily up high if I wanted to.
Intonation was very good on this piece and I had no problems playing it..
Easy mouthpiece to control from the bottom to the top of the horn. At first I felt like the high end was getting away from me but once I fattened up my lower lip and took a little more mouthpiece the high notes were great. Easy piece to bend notes with.
This mouthpiece had some great volume to it when I really blew. It got a tad brighter but never lost it’s fat sound. Down low it was very focused and I tended to want to sub-tone more down there to fatten it up a bit. It was easy to play from ppp-FFF.
Great Job Eric!