ALL OF MY MOUTHPIECES are offered in both the finest German bar stock hard rubber and Orange Ultem. All of my tenor mouthpieces are full sized tenor mouthpieces.
My 3 tenor saxophone mouthpiece categories.
These are listed from warmer to more powerful. Its that easy!!!! This greatly simplifies your choices for you. I only sell my new 2020 Generation ll models in all of my designs. The hard rubber pieces have USA stamped on the side and gold paint. The Ultem pieces are a semi transparent orange with black paint, and USA stamped on the side.
Category 1 mouthpiece—Warm category mouthpiece
“THE CLASSIC”: Warm, pure, focused, even sound
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.
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— All-around, middle category mpc that offers warmth, fatness, and punch with some sizzle.
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 Classic mouthpiece. 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.
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 and some more brights available, along with more focus….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!