Lamberson F Major Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a Fred Lamberson F Major alto saxophone mouthpiece. Fred Lamberson has been making great mouthpieces for years. He hasn’t been making as many in recent years so they are harder to find recently. Most of the sax players who have one seem to be hanging on to them, as you don’t Read More…

Marmaduke Hard Rubber Alto Mouthpiece

Today, I am reviewing a new alto saxophone mouthpiece that is made by Alex Miyatake in Japan.   I have reviewed one of the Marmaduke tenor mouthpieces in the past.   These alto mouthpieces are brand new  and I am excited to try them out.   I am trying two alto mouthpieces today.  One has Read More…

Phil-Tone Solstice Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a Phil-Tone Solstice alto saxophone mouthpiece.  It used to be called the “West Coast” model but is now called the Solstice.  It has a .076 tip opening.  I have reviewed Phil Engleman’s mouthpieces before and every one has been excellent! Phil has just come out with a new website and a few new Read More…

SAXZ “Vintage 1950” Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a SaxZ “Vintage 1950” hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece.  SaxZ is a company in Japan which is run by Mitsu Watanabe.  I reviewed a SAXZ Dave Sanborn model which was a very modern sounding mouthpiece about a month ago.  This alto saxophone mouthpiece is SAXZ’s version of a vintage 1950 type mouthpiece. SAXZ  Read More…

Kanee Vintage New York Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a new  mouthpiece from Kanee mouthpieces in China.  Kanee mouthpieces has been working on a Vintage Series line of mouthpieces for both alto and tenor saxophones.  This vintage series alto mouthpiece is called the “New York” model. Kanee Vintage New York Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece I received a 6 and an 8 tip opening Read More…

SAXZ David Sanborn Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a SaxZ “David Sanborn” metal alto saxophone mouthpiece.  SaxZ is a company in Japan which is run by Mitsu Watanabe. SaxZ David Sanborn Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Man, I wish I had this mouthpiece when I was a kid.  When I was in junior high school, one of the first alto players I Read More…

Andreas Eastman EAS640 Alto Saxophone

Today, I am reviewing the Andreas Eastman EAS640 gold lacquered alto saxophone.  This is another great saxophone that is manufactured in Taiwan.  I had never heard of Eastman saxophones until a couple of months ago when I received an email asking me if I would be willing to review them. Andreas Eastman EAS640 Alto Saxophone Read More…

RSBerkeley Virtuoso Alto Saxophone

Today, I am reviewing the RSBerkeley Virtuoso black nickel alto saxophone.  I already own a couple of the Virtuoso tenor saxophones and have been curious about the alto for some time now.  I have never tried a saxophone in black nickel before so this will be my first time. RSBerkeley Black Nickel Virtuoso Alto Saxophone Read More…

Warburton A Series 16 Degree Alto Sax Mouthpiece

This is a Warburton A series 16 degree alto saxophone mouthpiece that I am reviewing today.  This alto saxophone mouthpiece has an 7  tip opening. It is silver plated and came with a Rovner light ligature.  These are made by the great mouthpiece refacer Eric Falcon down in Florida. I received a few of these Read More…

Warburton A Series 12 Degree Alto Sax Mouthpiece

This is a Warburton A series 12 degree alto saxophone mouthpiece that I am reviewing today. This alto saxophone mouthpiece has an 8 tip opening. It is silver plated and came with a Rovner light ligature. These are made by the great mouthpiece refacer Eric Falcon down in Florida. I received a few of these Read More…

9 Great Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces to Compare

The most common question I get asked on this blog and in emails is  “Steve, which mouthpiece is the best?”  “Which one should I buy”.   I probably get 3-4 emails a week asking that question.   I always feel bad because I wish there was a simple answer to that.  The truth is that Read More…

Jon Van Wie Modern Meyer 6MM Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is a modern Meyer that was refaced by the late great Jon Van Wie.  I had Jon work on a few tenor mouthpieces for me and his work was always great.  I don’t think I ever had him work on an alto mouthpiece so this is a real treat for me to play this Read More…

Ted Klum’s Versitone Acoustimax Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Frank Klum asking if I’d be interested in trying out Ted Klum’s new Acoustimax alto saxophone mouthpiece.  As I was reading the email, I got to the bottom and was in shock when I saw that Frank lives in Hollis, New Hampshire.  Hollis is the  Read More…

Kanee M5 Custom Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is another hard rubber custom mouthpiece from Kanee mouthpieces in China.  As I said in an earlier review, I received 7 mouthpieces from Kanee Music to try out. This model is the alto mouthpiece with the lowest baffle. It is called the M5 model for the alto saxophone.   Here is what is written Read More…

Kanee V5 Custom Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is another hard rubber custom mouthpiece from Kanee mouthpieces in China.  As I said in an earlier review, I received 7 mouthpieces from Kanee Music to try out. This model is the alto mouthpiece with a medium baffle. It is called the V5 model for the alto saxophone. Here is what is written about Read More…

Kanee Z5 Custom Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

This is another hard rubber custom mouthpiece from Kanee mouthpieces in China.  As I said in an earlier review, I received 7 mouthpieces from Kanee Music to try out.   This model is the alto mouthpiece with the highest baffle.  It is called the Z5 model for the alto saxophone.  Here is what is written about Read More…

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