10MFAN MOUTHPIECES: Innovation over imitation!
YOU asked for it, so here it comes.
10MFAN Mouthpieces is a collaborative effort, and I am grateful to have such great people working with me. Our engineer at the shop is tremendous at what he does, the guys at the shop do fantastic work, and my craftsman, BRIAN POWELL who does all the handwork, is the BEST OF THE BEST! We are working ridiculously hard here, so let me update you as to whats going on.
I’ve been asked for quite some time to make some mouthpieces with a rollover baffle, rather than just the step baffles that I have been using.
I’ve been working on the 1st rollover alto and tenor pieces for quite some time, to make available more unique ORIGINAL designs into the marketplace.
10MFAN NEW Chameleon tenor powerhouse mouthpiece
1st HR TENOR ROLLOVER MOUTHPIECE—–COMING EARLY APRIL!!! I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this, but tons of prototyping is always the answer to get what you want. The first rollover baffle tenor mouthpiece is done! It is a powerful and beautiful player with lots of volume and freedom in the blow, without having a step baffle there. I have had loads of guys tell me they want to try my mouthpieces, but they like roll-over type pieces and not step baffle pieces. I have worked extremely hard in making this happen and we are finally there. The shop is finishing up the last request that I had, and they will be getting the first group of these out to my craftsman in the next couple weeks. They will be ready for orders in April. This one I am releasing first, is the powerful model. Its got a huge, full open sound with tons of volume available, while retaining clarity, depth, richness, and focus. Definitely a “cross-over” category piece thats great for so many playing situations. It can be played subtle for a jazz setting, and balls to the wall when you need it. For all you players who want power and volume and feel its got to be a high baffle step mouthpiece or nothing—-YOU’RE WRONG!
I got a great compliment on this one from the first person to play it other than my craftsman and myself. He said it reminded him of a great Freddie Gregory Mark lll tenor piece he used to own……but better, with far more flexibility and versatility and a much bigger sound.
We are staring out with sizes 7, 7*, 7**, 8*, and 9.
1st HR ALTO ROLLOVER MOUTHPIECE—-AVAILABLE IN EARLY MAY. The 1st alto mouthpiece is almost done and it will appeal to all you Meyer lovers I want that beautiful even sound top to bottom but would like a larger chamber so that the sound is more full-bodied and has more spread than a medium chamber.. This was my objective with this piece. I have decided to go with a warmer and fuller approach for this model and make an original design alto piece that has a rollover baffle and scooped sidewalls, and a chamber like my Classic tenor model. It’s really a great combination and this mouthpiece will be available in May.
There are so many Meyer copies out there and everybody likes to raise the floors up and/or add more material at the baffle to give their copy pieces more punch. My thought process is to make something original that the Meyer and Link players will really enjoy. A deeper chamber that will still allow for plenty of volume and a really beautiful depth to the sound. My Daddy O and Showboat altos have step baffles and more punch and power than the Meyers, so this new alto will be my category one mouthpiece, and will really knock it out of the park. For the guys who play warm and like that warmth, this mouthpiece will make them incredibly happy, and a warm power and punch will still be there for them.
The 10MFAN 2020 TIME LINE CALENDAR FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR: Most of you know me for selling my mouthpiece line, but probably never think about how much work actually goes into designing and prototyping when you are making completely ORIGINAL mouthpieces. As we speak, I am working on everything listed below. I absolutely love what I do!
SPRING: 1. My website is being redone to make room for all the new things going on here, and will be done mid-March. 2. My new CHAMELEON tenor model in hard rubber is now available to pre-order in 7, 7*, 7**, 8* , and 9 tips.
SUMMER: My 1st warm and full sounding rollover baffle alto mouthpiece that all you Meyer and Link guys will go crazy for, will be completed.
FALL: My first HR SOPRANO rollover mouthpiece will be released. Tired of seeing all of these Selmer Soloist copy pieces out there and nothing new going on? I sure am. I will bring something new, original, unique, and exciting to the marketplace for soprano players.
WINTER: A very special tribute hr tenor mouthpiece will be released—–cant wait to show you this one!!!!!!!!
More to come….. Stay tuned!!!