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  1. Bb Tenor
    I have been playing for around nine years, I am in high school, and I just recently purchased a pretty "meh" instrument. It was from a chinese company (Taishan Winds, I believe) on ebay that I had heard fantastic things about, and so I pulled the trigger and bought a really nice looking tenor...
  2. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    So about 15 years ago, I was unhappy with a mouthpiece I bought for use with my tenor in high school jazz band. My director gave me a Nemo mouthpiece with 3 * etched on the side just before the shank. My question about it is, does anybody have a sizing chart for the tenor Nemo mouthpieces? Or...
  3. Tenor mpc
    Hi Everyone, I'm looking at buying a metal mouthpiece for my tenor. I play a P. Mauriat 66RX Unlacquered. I am a little inexperienced in the field of metal mouthpieces as I'm coming from just a student hard rubber mouthpiece - I've been wanting to change for ages but never got around to it!! I...
  4. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi all, Here i found this moothpiece in the old storage place of my uncles store in switzerland. 1 otto link four star facing n3 series bb4 if any interest please let me know. best
  5. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I have offered this mouthpiece locally over here in Germany and as a trade to a forum member here. I was not sure what is really was since I found the stamp of the tip opening on the side of the mouthpiece. NY Double Rings are supposed to have them on the table. A forum member saw my pics and...
  6. Reeds
    I play a 1960 Buescher Aristocrat Mark III Bari Saxophone (a low Bb to high F if it matters), use an Otto Link mouthpiece, and am about to finish off my pack of reeds, which are Van Doren Java 3's. With this combination, I was able to get really bright and colorful lows as well as highs, but my...
  7. Tenor mpc
    Hey everybody, I am looking for a new tenor mouthpiece, and have not found the piece with the right sound yet. So far I have been to the Boston Sax Shop, Rayburns (in both Boston and NYC), Sam Ash, and Robertos. I'm looking for suggestions on where to look for mouthpieces, like saxophone shops...
  8. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I found many threads that gave me partial answers about metal alloys in Link mouthpieces, but I would like to know in general. Background is that I would like to buy a 50s Double Ring that looks like all the plating including the layer of rhodium has come off. I have an allergy towards nickel...
  9. Reeds
    I've been having some reed issues lately, but I really do not believe it has anything to do with the quality of the reeds. I've generally settled on Rico Select Jazz and the occasional Orange Box for my preference, and for the most part I have really gotten great reeds. I play on a refaced STM...
  10. Alto mpc
    Hello. Help me :-) I have otto link alto, but he don't have any stamps, ? facing, serial, NOTHING anybody can tell me how identify this mouthpiece?
  11. Bb Soprano
    Which mouthpiece would you rather use: otto link tone edge or meyer?(quality control issues aside). If you don't like either, what else would you recommend that is similar and why?
  12. Tenor mpc
    I recently acquired a new Otto Link New York Tenor #6 Mouthpiece. I'm using it on a Cannonball Leibman Model Tenor. Seems I can't use anything stronger than a # 2 reed or the horn becomes very muddy and hard to blow. Feels like there is a rag stuffed in the bell.... Is it too much mouthpiece...
  13. Tenor mpc
    Hi, I am interested in trying a big chamber mouthpiece. Currently I am using a Jody Jazz HR 6*. I am satisfied with it, but I want to experience with different types of mouthpieces. The obvious choice would be an Otto Link ebonite, but regarding the Link quality issues (myth or not), I have...
  14. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Both seem to play well and are similarly priced and are made by the same company. Which one should I go for in terms of quality and construction? I have heard some issues about the otto links quality and how it's gotten bad lately so someone please reassure me about which one I should get. WHATS...
  15. Tenor mpc
    Hi SOTW members, I'm getting back into the swing of things with all things saxophone after a little hiatus from playing. The issue I have is my Link STM 8 MPC is very narrow (it was purchased in the mid 90's when I was in high school), so narrow that the reeds overhang the side rails, enough to...
  16. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    ALL NEW CE Winds Tribute Series "The Sig", tribute to Otto Link Tone Edge Slant Sig Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece We are excited to announce the newest mouthpiece to The Tribute Series line from CE Winds - The Sig Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece We are probably the most excited about this one, we have...
  17. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    In many (not all) general discussions about mouthpieces it comes to a recommendation to try a Meyer 5M and an Otto Link 7 or 7*. My question is, Why are these particular sizes offered as suggestions when they are 15-20/1000 off in size? I understand the Meyers are considered "free blowing"...
  18. 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...
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  20. Alto mpc
    I have been looking at the "Otto Link Metal Alto Sax Mouthpiece" (LINK) for a while now, and wanted to know how it plays. I have tried to find videos containing the mouthpiece but I haven't found many. I am currently using a Jody Jazz HR* mouthpiece, is the Otto Link better or worse? Sorry I...
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