Hi guys, I just celebrated my 6th year anniversary making my 10MFAN mouthpiece line, and it’s made me want to give back all year round.
In a move never seen in the mouthpiece world, I’m taking the finest original design hard rubber alto and tenor mouthpieces in the marketplace, to the next level. I have a new world-class craftsman doing all of the incredible hand work on my 10MFAN mouthpieces for me, and everything has been enhanced to the highest level possible with my new Generation ll mouthpieces.
Some of the changes made: I am no longer using Eric Falcon to reface my mouthpieces. The chambers and fhe facing curves have all been adjusted so that the pieces are absolutely at their peak. The curves have changed dramatically for all the models in all the tip openings, and this has made the playing experience off the charts for players! These changes have made the pieces play smoother without any buzz in the sound, and incredibly even top to bottom. Each model is locked in now because of the changes made, so when you blow as hard as you want, the parameters of the sound are tighter and won’t let the pieces get wild or loose feeling. These mouthpieces play incredibly in tune, no matter what volume level you are playing at.
As a major part of my living aside from being a player and an educator, I have sold the best vintage mouthpieces and modern mouthpieces in the marketplace for 35 years. I can honestly tell you that there is nothing out there that I feel even compares to what I am putting out. I say this with great pride because of all the incredibly hard work and efforts that have been made to make these original designs something incredibly special and unique in the marketplace. While everyone else seems to be making “tweaked up” or copy versions of vintage mouthpieces, my goal has always been to make pieces that play better and offer much more versatility and flexibility.
Because my 10MFAN mouthpieces are at their absolute peak, I have decided to do something in the marketplace that’s never done….. I would like to give back to everyone because of the worldwide success, so I will be lowering my prices for my hard rubber mouthpieces so that even more players can enjoy the experience. I would rather sell more hard rubber mouthpieces at a really fair price and get more players playing these, than ask super high prices like I see from other mouthpiece makers. Some of the prices I find absolutely ridiculous, because I know the truth. Metals are more costly to make so that’s why you will see higher prices on those pieces.
Thank you to all the friends I have made with my mouthpiece line, and I look forward to many more as the years go on. Enjoy my new pricing and I hope to see one of my mouthpieces on your saxophones in the near future.
NEW PRICING ALL YEAR ROUND:
ALTO HARD RUBBER AND ORANGE ULTEM PRICES——$365 TENOR HARD RUBBER AND ORANGE ULTEM PRICES—-$385
Best wishes to all of you, Mark Sepinuck
Jamie is a wonderful player living in the UK, and he is absolutely loving this mouthpiece. He has been on a vintage Meyer alto mpc forever, and he tells me he is so excited about what my Daddy-O is allowing him to do. Vibrant sound, better altissimo, bigger body of sound, and all the volume you could ask for in an mpc. His mouthpiece is a 5 tip, which measures .072. Made of the finest german bar stock hard rubber, and meticulously hand finished and heavily test played, one at a time.
It gets no better than this. I am so thrilled my friend Robert is enjoying this mouthpiece so much. There are a lot more videos of him on the website showing how this great mouthpiece sounds. No microphone, no gimmicks. Enjoy!
If you look out in the marketplace, all you see are loads and loads of copies of vintage mouthpieces. You see “replicas” and “tweaked” up versions of the same exact models of Otto Links, Meyers, Berg Larsens, Guardalas, Selmers, Dukoffs, and the list goes on and on. What an absolute shame for players today! The worst part is, you have all these companies copying the same models—- yet the prices can be astronomically apart. For what reason? Greed and someone trying to make you think their copies are infinitely better than everyone elses. What a disaster the mouthpiece market is.
I offer a heartfelt thank you to the big 6 original vintage mouthpiece makers, by NOT copying them!
I pay homage and will be forever grateful to the big 6 vintage mouthpiece makers who started it all and set the mark for mouthpiece making: Meyer Bros, Otto Link, Brilhart, Berg Larsen, Selmer, and Dukoff. These companies made original mouthpieces that sounded unique and offered players a great variety of different designs and sound choices to choose from.
These guys laid down the foundation for what makes a great saxophone mouthpiece, and I am forever grateful for their efforts. These designs are timeless but the demands on todays musicians welcome some new mouthpiece designs. It has been my vision to make original designs that sound and feel unique, embrace the past, and will accommodate todays players needs beyond the vintage mouthpieces.
Enter 10MFAN saxophone mouthpieces. Original designs that are new and timeless on their own merit. All of my mouthpieces are broken up into categories to make it easy for the player to choose what they want for themselves. I also offer tons of audios and videos from players of all levels, showing what each model is capable of. My website is set up like a blog with ton of useful information that is constantly being added to. When I started this company, I wanted to make better options in each of the categories, than the vintage pieces offered. Bigger sounds, fatter and richer cores, more volume available when needed, and better altissimo, etc.
My Classic model tenor mouthpiece was the highest ranked new mouthpiece in the recently published top gear list of 2018 from THESAXOPHONIST.ORG. This was for all the saxophone gear they reviewed for 2018. This is quite an honor. Its my warm category model mouthpiece that is round, even, lush, and offers so much more depending on reed choice, horn choice, player ability, etc… I personally use my Robusto and Showtime because they do what I need as a player, and all the choices are there for players so they can dial in what they want for themselves.
Come and read about what I offer, and more mouthpieces will be coming out in 2019. A new tenor and alto model Ive been working on, a couple soprano and bari mouthpieces, and perhaps a couple new metal mouthpieces for tenor!. I’ve been very busy here and I cannot wait to show you what I’ve been up to. 2019 is going to be a huge year for 10MFAN, so keep your eyes on my website. As the year comes to an end, I want to thank the thousands of players who have made the switch to 10MFAN mouthpieces over the last 6 years.