Ken Okutsu Traditional Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a great soprano saxophone mouthpiece made by Ken Okutsu at Okutsu mouthpieces in Japan.    This is a hard rubber Okutsu Traditional model soprano saxophone mouthpiece with an 8 tip opening. Ken Okutsu Traditional Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Here is some information from the Okutsu website about the Okutsu Traditional soprano saxophone Read More…

The SYOS Originals Smoky, Steady and Spark Model Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am comparing three new SYOS Originals series soprano saxophone mouthpieces.  SYOS mouthpieces has released this new Originals SYOS line of mouthpieces this month to give saxophone players a simpler way to order a quality mouthpiece at a more affordable price point. The SYOS Originals series comes in three models for tenor, alto and Read More…

10mFan Virtuoso Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new soprano saxophone mouthpiece from 10mFan saxophone mouthpieces.  This is the Virtuoso 7 hard rubber soprano saxophone mouthpiece and is the first soprano saxophone mouthpiece 10mFan has produced.   I have already reviewed a number of great 10mFan tenor saxophone and alto saxophone mouthpieces in the past that you can find Read More…

SYOS Dayna Stephens Signature Model Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Dayna Stephens signature model 7 soprano saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my first soprano sax mouthpiece from SYOS that I am reviewing and I have to admit that I am pretty blown away by this Dayna Stephens soprano mouthpiece.   I literally took this mouthpiece out of Read More…

JX Custom JXKM 8 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the JX Custom JXKM 8 soprano saxophone mouthpiece that is said to be similar in design to a Miami Dukoff 8 soprano sax mouthpiece like Kenny G plays.    This is made by Jianxing Li in Guangzhou, China. A number of months ago, I was contacted and asked if I would Read More…

Comparison of the Theo Wanne Gaia and the Gaia 2 Soprano Sax Mouthpieces

I did a review a few weeks back of the new Theo Wanne Gaia 2 soprano sax mouthpiece and have had a few people ask if I could make a comparison between the original Gaia mouthpiece and the Gaia 2 soprano mouthpiece. I have been playing the original Gaia for about seven years now and it has been Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia 2 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne at TheoWanne.com.    Theo Wanne was one of the first mouthpiece makers to reach out to me and ask if I would be willing to do some reviews of his mouthpieces years ago.  I had heard his name for years as the guy to go Read More…

Johannes Gerber Solo LC Soprano Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece by Johannes Gerber in South Africa. Mr. Gerber has been making mouthpieces for many years and I reviewed a tenor mouthpiece of his a few years ago.  The Gerber Slant model.  Johannes Gerber has a great reputation amongst sax players as well as craftsman for his excellent work Read More…

Absolute “Soprano +” Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a mouthpiece made by the Absolute company.  These are made in Italy and this model is called the “Soprano +”.  (I call it a ST model in the recording but it is the + model)   There is also a Soprano AL, Soprano ST and a Soprano R model on their website. Read More…

Rafael Navarro Maestra Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have another Rafael Navarro mouthpiece up for review today.  This is a hard rubber Maestra 6* soprano saxophone mouthpiece.  I used a Vandoren Java 2 1/2 reed on it with a Vandoren Optimum metal ligature.  My soprano sax is a Yamaha YSS-62. Like all of Rafael’s mouthpieces I have tried so far, this one Read More…

Soprano Planet Missing Link Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today I am reviewing the Soprano Planet “Missing Link” soprano saxophone mouthpiece by Joe Giardullo.  I first discovered the soprano planet site  a few months ago while meandering around the internet.  I was immediately curious in Joe’s mouthpieces because he specifically focuses on just soprano mouthpieces.  He has a number of models listed on his Read More…

Ishimori Woodstone Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

I have an Ishimori Woodstone hard rubber soprano sax mouthpiece to review and play for you today.  I’m not sure what tip opening this mouthpiece is as I don’t see any number markings on the mouthpiece.  It feels like it is around a .065 to me. Ishimori Woodstone Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Over the Read More…

Lamberson F Major 7 Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today I’m reviewing a Fred Lamberson F Major 7 soprano saxophone mouthpiece.  Fred Lamberson is a great mouthpiece maker that I have known about for years.  I’ve tried most of his mouthpieces on my tenor saxophone and one of my favorite is my Lamberson J7.  Over the years,  I have never tried a Lamberson soprano Read More…

“My Favorite Things” Solo- Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano Mouthpiece

Every month my friends on SOTW (Sax on the Web) do a fun thing called “the tune of the month”.  Each month a different member of the site calls a tune that many of us will do a recording of.   This is a great tradition because it gets many of us out of our comfort Read More…

Drake Son of Slant Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a Drake vintage resin soprano mouthpiece. It is called the “Son of Slant” in reference to a vintage Otto Link Slant soprano mouthpiece.  Here is the description from the Drake website of the mouthpiece: The design of this mouthpiece has been modeled after the Otto Link Slant model, with a few modifications to Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I have the Theo Wanne Gaia soprano saxophone mouthpiece up for review.  It is made of hard rubber and I believe it is a .065 tip opening ( that is what I had asked for……..the markings on the table say 7 x 113 but I have no idea what that means).  I have tried Read More…

Warburton Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece by Eric Falcon

This is a Warburton soprano saxophone mouthpiece made by Eric Falcon.  This is one of the best soprano mouthpieces I have had the pleasure of playing.   It plays effortlessly and has a big fat soprano sound to it.  The first day I played on it, I actually recorded a few lessons with it because I Read More…

Morgan 6J Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is an old Morgan 6J soprano mouthpiece that a student of mine let me borrow.   These were made by the legendary Ralph Morgan.  Ralph passed away in 2007 and it was a great loss to the saxophone world.  I’ve told this story before but one time I had a Morgan mouthpiece that was Read More…

Drake Ceramic Small Chamber Soprano Mouthpiece

This is a new Drake ceramic soprano mouthpiece that I am trying out. This piece has a .065 tip opening and a small chamber.  The mouthpiece plays with a nice  focused tone. Much more focused sounding than the Drake large chambered mouthpiece. If you listen to both clips you can hear the difference between a Read More…

Drake Ceramic Large Chamber Soprano Mouthpiece

This is a another new Drake ceramic soprano mouthpiece that I am trying out.  this piece has a .065 tip opening and a larger chamber in it than I have seen in other soprano mouthpieces.  This mouthpiece plays with a big fat tone.  Much more spread sounding than the  Drake small chambered mouthpiece. If you Read More…