My tenor mouthpieces are made from the finest German bar stock hard rubber, and hand finished by the 2 most respected mouthpiece refacers on the planet…. Mr. Brian Powell and Mr. Erik Greiffenhagen.
My tenor saxophone mouthpiece categories.
Category 1 mouthpieces: TWO warm category mouthpiece options.
Option 1: The “CELEBRATION”: Celebrating the best vintage hr Link mouthpiece models ever made—->RESO, SLANT, AND EARLY BABBITT, with my 10MFAN originality, that takes it BEYOND what those Links offered, to make up one KILLER mouthpiece!!!
I was the biggest high end vintage mouthpiece dealer on the net for over 30 years and then I started my 10MFAN Company. This piece is long overdue for you Link lovers. This is an ORIGINAL design that has some Reso Chamber, Slant Sig, and Early Babbitt built into it, along with my 10MFAN contributions. For me, it outplays any Link type piece in the marketplace! All you see in the marketplace are copies of each of the Link models. This Celebration can do FAR MORE! Nothing ever made like this…..a true Celebration to Mr. Otto Links mouthpieces. Big, open, full, rich, powerful warmer sound and will stand up to ANY original vintage hr tenor Link that goes for $1500!!!!!! Are you tired of playing mediocre Link-type pieces out there??? I don’t blame you. So many stuffy and dull Link type copies out there but don’t worry—– this original design Celebration mouthpiece is not a copy of any one model, and it will take care of that for all of you. Full, warm, round, even, fatter sound with power. The chamber is large, so the sound has more spread to it than The Classic model.
Option 2: “THE CLASSIC”: Warm, pure, focused, even sound with very good power
Focussed, warm, rich, full sound with a warmer power and a beautiful deep core top to bottom. Very flexible! It can get a classic Blue Note type of vibe. Getz, Mobley, early Sonny, etc., but also Chris Potter, Joel Frahm, Seamus, etc. The sound is more focussed than the Robusto model. The sound is even and pure top to bottom and projects well out to the audience. Always retains a rich, focussed sound no matter what volume level, full tone or subtone. This is an incredible straightahead jazz mouthpiece. Fantastic altissimo for a lower baffle mouthpiece and the intonation is amazingly locked in.
The Classic model can get more punchy for me than the Celebration Model, as the chamber is a little smaller than the Celebration.
DESIGN: This piece has a short baffle, extremely scooped out sidewalls, a higher floor than the Robusto, and a wider med-large chamber.
Category 2 mouthpieces: TWO All-around, middle category mpc options that offer warmth, fatness, and punch with sizzle added. More sizzle and brights than the category 1 pieces.
Option 1: “ROBUSTO”: Gene Ammons vibe!!! Spread, fat, warm, with punch when pushed.
I designed the Robusto to be my personal tenor mouthpiece—-and it is. For me, this offers the perfect blend of lows, mids, + highs, and has a rich color palette and wide dynamic range. The sound has a really great classic warmth with beautiful punch available when you want it. More power, punch, and brightness available than the category one Celebration and Classic mouthpieces. This has a timeless “hard bop ny tenor sound” and a modern Jazz sound is available from it at the same time, with a nice classic sizzle on top when you want it. Plenty of room to let loose with this piece. It offers great body and depth. it’s clean and powerful with a huge, full body of sound. Like all my mouthpieces, the sound “opens up” beautifully as you push it. This piece is designed to release the sound up in the palm keys. The Celebration will stay more warm up there and the Robusto will let loose for the guys that need more punch and brights up there.
DESIGN: This has a medium height, medium length baffle, flat sidewalls, a nice med-large chamber, and the floor drops after the baffle. The altissimo sing with a fullness on this piece. They do not get thin or edgy for me. This piece is a phenomenal all-around straight ahead jazz hard rubber mpc. My hard rubber Robusto absolutely smokes the vintage slants, resos, and early babbitt links, for me.
Much more depth, body, and core!
Option 2: “SHOWTIME”: Focused, open sounding piece with warmth, extra punch, brights, and sizzle. Great all-around player to be used for anything. For all you guys who love the Robusto model, but want even more freedom in the blow with more punch, focus, and some more brights available….THIS IS IT!
DESIGN: This piece has a medium height baffle with straight sidewalls to the end of the baffle, and then the sidewalls are scooped out all the way to the med-large chamber. It has a higher floor than the Robusto and Classic models.
Category 3 mouthpiece: Very powerful “Cross-over” category mouthpiece. This is a POWERHOUSE roll over baffle like nothing in the marketplace.
“CHAMELEON”: This is a free blowing powerful rollover baffle mouthpiece designed for my 3rd category, that allows players who don’t get along with step baffle pieces, a real opportunity at finally getting some serious power and volume into their playing with a huge full-bodied sound. This is a rollover baffle design. It has brights and warmth and fatness depending on the players abilities. An open canvas of sound opportunities that fits in my 3rd Category so perfectly. Free and powerful with a full-bodied sound top to bottom!