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  1. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Has anyone compared these two tenor mouthpieces?: Phil-Tone The Intrepid vs Drake Reso tenor. I'm looking for a new mouthpiece and considering one of these. What is your experience on these? How do they compare in tone, responsiveness, versatility, loudness, edge and darkness of sound?
  2. Alto mpc
    Has anybody tried the Drake Bebop Classic Alto mouthpiece? I believe it is a new model and there is not much information out there.
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi, in this page I have put together some mouthpiece video reviews that I have done over the years. I have just completely rebuilt my website, I hope you enjoy it!
  4. Tenor mpc
    So a while ago I saw a Drake Bergonzi for sale on a website for $350... Now it's on eBay for $340... Aren't these $345 new? I think you have to wait like 4 weeks or something to be made, but is the only reason the price is so close to new is to avoid waiting or am I missing something?
  5. Alto mpc
    I've heard great things about Drake alto mouthpieces, rarely any flaws about them in reviews I've seen. If anyone owns a Drake mouthpiece or has experience with one, please reply below. I am looking into buying one and I don't know a lot about them. Thanks! -Nick
  6. Tenor mpc
    Hey there So just recorded a round of play testing each tenor piece I have at the moment... all of them are quite open but feel good to me. Let me know what you think of the sound of each piece. I play mainly "free improvisation" and "noise" and whatever weird stuff, so my playing certainly...
  7. Tenor mpc
    I've been using metal pieces for a while, mostly in large tips (10*) and it feels good but I'm interested in trying out a dark, hard rubber, large chamber piece that is (ideally) affordable. I've been VERY curious to maybe pick up a Drake Bergonzi 10* or a Son of Slant Large Chamber in the...
  8. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hi there, Figured I should just give my two cents about this Son of Slant mouthpiece I got about a month ago from Drake. I'm playing a Son of Slant Large Chamber 8 on a Buescher true tone curved soprano with rico plasticover 3 reeds. I recently purchased an old Buescher true tone curved...
  9. Ligatures
    I tried searching, so forgive me if someone already asked this. But I wanted to try out some ligatures for my Aaron Drake Tenor Studio and was wondering what ligs fit. It's a little thinner than a HR alto lig.
  10. Tenor mpc
    Any reviews?
  11. Tenor mpc
    hey guys will be buying a new mouthpiece sometime very soon. whenever i want actually. i have the money just don't know what to buy. very seriously contemplating the new drake mouthpiece coming out next month (his "stubbie" model).
  12. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I just ordered a Drake Studio ,Contemporary HR and his latest GP Metal MP . The Studio reminded me of the silver plated Guardala MB2 I played in the 90s but warmer and was just on it with the early Brecker sound . The contemporary was like my fat boy MB1 and had a real complex sound and was not...
  13. Tenor mpc
    I'm not interested in a discussion about if these mpc's make you play like Getz, Griffin or Gordon. Drake is a great mouthpiece maker and these mpc's being based on vintage Link's (or Dukoff's?) makes them very interesting to me.
  14. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi everyone, Just joined last week, in case you missed it below is my introduction to the forum. -------------------------------- My name is Cavan, I work as the graphic designer and site administrator for Drake Mouthpieces. I’ve joined the forum to keep everyone informed of current Drake news...
  15. Tenor mpc
    Is anybody playing the Drake SG Legend? Which size and what reeds do you use? I play on a 6* now with LaVoz MH and like it very much!
  16. Bb Tenor
    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share some new developments with you. I have known about Bob Sheppard since my Eastman days. Although Bob was there several years before me and I didn’t know him, I have always admired his playing and felt that he was kind of an unsung hero of the jazz world. I...
  17. Baritone mpc
    Heard Bruce Johnstone last night, and he made a point of showing me the piece he was playing: one of them newfangled Drake ceramic deals. Bruce has been a Lawton guy *forever*, and it was downright shocking to see him playing something else. He said he'd just gotten it and this was his first gig...
  18. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi Everyone, Here is the new NY Jazz Alto model we have been developing. There is an MP3 sample at: NY Jazz Alto Please feel free to contact us through the website or at [email protected] with your questions. Any questions that come through the forum may take a little longer to...
  19. Alto mpc
    A fine saxophonist named Keneth Hollman made the 4 hour drive from Boston to our show room in NJ the other day to try out some mouthpieces. Ken really liked our new NY Jazz alto model (soon to be on the website) and sent us this nice testimonial Ken ask us to share it with the forum. Enjoy...
  20. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hello Everyone, We will be attending the Summer NAMM show in Nashville June 18-20, and we would like to invite any of you who are customers of ours. Please send us a PM and include your name and e-mail if you would like a pass to the show, and we will get you on our guest list. We have 10...