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  1. Tenor mpc
    I'm retired and started taking Sax lessons a couple of years ago for fun. I bought a used Yamaha tenor sax student model and recently discovered that rather than the standard Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, mine came with a Brilhart Ebolin, which also says Special directly below Brilhart. I never...
  2. Baritone mpc
    I've got a Brilhart which appears to be like new - it says "Designed by Arnold Brilhart" and looks like a Level Air, but does not say "Level Air." The SN is 933x. What model might this be? At 4* it's probably not valuable, but I'd like to know. Thanks!
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi everyone, so I recently found this old brilhart ebolin streamline mouthpiece serial #5135 in an old mouthpiece drawer and I'm trying to figure out if the ligature is an actual brilhart ligature too. It seems to match the mouthpiece (because streamlines are thinner mouthpieces) but i can't...
  4. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi everyone, so I recently found this old brilhart ebolin streamline mouthpiece serial #5135 in an old mouthpiece drawer and I'm trying to figure out if the ligature is an actual brilhart ligature too. It seems to match the mouthpiece (because streamlines are thinner mouthpieces) but i can't...
  5. Tenor mpc
    I recently acquired a Brilhart Ebolin tenor mouthpiece and I'm hoping to get some help figuring out its age. The mouthpiece was in the case of a 1968 Mark VI that I found at a garage sale. The seller told me it had been sitting in a closet untouched for at least 15 years. I've done some...
  6. Alto mpc
    I came across this listing and it raised an eyebrow, I thought brilhart mouthpieces were vintage and or discontinued. Can someone enlighten me ? http://www.wwbw.com/Brilhart-Ebolin-Alto-Saxophone-Mouthpiece-467378-i1412713.wwbw#/product-details
  7. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    So I bought this old Vox-branded, Beaugnier alto off ebay with the intent to restore. It was a cheap buy, which is good because the sax was in worse condition that I expected and the case has the worst smell I've ever encountered. There were several Brilhart mouthpieces inside the case, which I...
  8. Alto mpc
    Hello all, I am a highschool saxophone player, and I just bought a Buescher 1927 True Tone, and the guy who I sent it to to get some work done threw in the above "vintage?" mouthpiece to go with it for $20 dollars. I've played on it and it sound kinda nice and its in great shape. I have only...
  9. Baritone mpc
    I have a level air bari mouthpiece that the bite plate fell off. It had been repaired several times over the decades and was ready to fall off. There are several layers of old, dry adhesives on both the metal and plastic (rubber cement and possibly super glue). Assuming I clean of as much as the...
  10. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    hello everybody, So for my birthday last year my dad decided i could get a pair of mouthpieces. I got a Brilhart tonaline and a brilhart eboline for 50 a piece. The tonline is the one that i like to play most but i was just wondering why this wont speak very well. On inspection i noticed 3 nicks...
  11. Baritone mpc
    Hello! :) I'm interested to hear expert bari player's opinions about "high end" vintage mpcs. My setup is currently '67 The Martin bari with Brilhart Tonalin mpc (w/Rico Select Jazz 3S). I haven't measured the tip opening yet, but it feels about same size as modern Meyer 7M. I like very much...
  12. Alto mpc
    Title states the obvious question. Any general info of what these mouthpieces are known for? Any good?
  13. Ligatures
    I have a 3-band Ligature I got with a Brilhart Tonalin mouthpiece. I was planning on selling the ligature on ebay. I was looking for markings but did not find any clear markings. How can I make shure this is a Brilhart. I do not want to false advertise.
  14. Tenor mpc
    Hey guys, I'm currently an intermediate player headed off to college, and I have been using my grandfather's old setup for about 6 or 7 years now. It's a Buescher Aristocrat with a Brilhart Ebolin Special mpc. I don't know too much about these mpcs, but from what I understand the Specials were...
  15. Tenor mpc
    I use a Rovner light ligature, but I'm considering getting a Rovner Mark III. I bought a Brilhart Ebolin 4* to use in addition to my Hite Premiere mouthpiece, and I'm having trouble finding a good strength of reed and a brand of reed. For the Hite, I typically get by with Rico 2 1/2 - 3s or...
  16. Baritone mpc
    Anyone here use a Brilhart Tonalin bari piece? I use them for alto and tenor and really like them....
  17. Alto mpc
    The mouthpiece that came along with my '58 Conn Director Alto is definitely a Brilhart Ebolin but I cannot seem to find a serial number on it. The words Brilhart and Ebolin was only distinguishable by carefully turning it and only in the right lighting conditions, so I'm wondering if perhaps the...
  18. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi, I'm a high school student and I've been playing the tenor saxophone for four years now. I had a David Hite mouthpiece, but it cracked during marching season so I'm looking for a new one. I want a versatile, good all-round mouthpiece that will accommodate the music in concert band and jazz...
  19. Alto mpc
    Hey guys, I was wondering your opinions and experiences with the modern plastic Brilhart Ebolins. How would you describe the way they alter your sound? They seem like reasonably neutral mouthpieces, but do they lean toward making you sound a bit brighter or darker? Thanks guys. I've been...
  20. Tenor mpc
    So a couple months back, I purchased a tenor mouthpiece from saxquest that was listed as "Brilhart designed for Bosey and Hawks", but it's completely blank (I trust saxquest's claim). Apparently, it plays with very similar characteristics as the Brilhart Powertone (although I don't know this for...
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