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  1. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi, I played alto since 2008. Yamaha 62 with Meyer 5. Great horn, sounds rich, love it. Then I got Selmer series III last year for a great price and it comes with Selmer C mouthpiece. Sounds great, rich. I like it when playing solo. Yet, when I jam band with my friends, I want to make the...
  2. Tenor mpc
    Hi all, I recently acquired two new mouthpieces: a Barone Rock/Fushion 9* (high baffle piece) and a current Otto Link NY 11 (custom made in 2003). Recorded them after some short play-testing in a simple Blues, just to compare the sound. As a reference I recorded also my current main piece (Otto...
  3. Ligatures
    My repair tech just recently showed me a Gigliotti ligature and we had a lengthy discussion about them. I found out another fellow sax player that I play with uses Gigliotti on both alto and tenor. He raves on them. So, here I am researching these even though they aren't but about 20 bucks...
  4. Tenor mpc
    Besides being an intermediate level tenor player I like to collect Vintage Otto Link mouthpieces. Currently I have one or more examples of all the (metal) types produced by Otto Link between 1930 and now. I recently recorded a simple blues tune (Honky Tonk) with most of my mouthpieces. Out of...
  5. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    I have a recent-model STM NY model, tip opening 7. I use the stock ligature and Red Java 3.5 reeds. I really love the sound I get from the piece (classic hard bop sound, exactly what I'm going for), but I have a recurring issue that has me wondering about the facing curve: There is this...
  6. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Firstly, why did I want to purchase a new mouthpiece? Well, apart from the fact that nearly every player I know is still on the search for that elusive ‘magical mouthpiece’, I had a important recording date at the start of November and I knew that the “new vintage” hard rubber slant that I had...
  7. Alto mpc
    A lot of people tell me I have a Paul Desmond and Stan Getz approach when I play alto (although I cringe when they say this because that would be truly understating their playing abilities...) However, I have been working on a more warm and airy approach for a few months now. I think I have...
  8. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    I am a new player and am planning on buying a used Meyer #5 for my vintage Vito. However, I just had to ask this question because I see that some vintage Meyer's have sold for over $1,000 and in the past have sold for over $2000. There was a vintage Otto Link on Ebay (not sold) offered at over...
  9. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    The lig of my Slant Sig, a Selmer model, has broken because of age when I tightened the screw. One of the scews (the one at the front) is still working, so the lig is still o.k., but I want to get a good substitute for the day it will completely break down. I would be glad to get to know what...
  10. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi all, I play alto and have had a Meyer 6M for a while - I love it but was thinking of getting a Link. Will I notice huge amounts of difference in tone or playability? I play all sorts of jazz as well as rock and funk. Thanks Elecrosquid
  11. Alto mpc
    I've just bought a Masterlink Alto 4 stamped on the shank and series 89 on the other side (serial number? That low? ) , Can anyone help me determine its value in its current state? It came with a 1932 Conn Transitional click several times until satisfactory expanded pics are big I...
  12. Alto mpc
    Looking at buying an otto link metal alto mouthpiece (http://www.wwbw.com/Otto-Link-Metal-Alto-Saxophone-Mouthpiece-473604-i1421350.wwbw) for use in jazz band I've played on my friend's bari metal Otto before, and his was an 8*, so it was really hard to get notes out yet sounded good. What...
  13. Tenor mpc
    I'm looking to get a metal Otto Link for Tenor after playing a Rascher for a long time. I know there's a giant difference between Rascher and pretty much everything else, but I don't really know what facing I should go for. Should I just decide entirely based on how I want to sound? (I believe...
  14. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    i'm an experienced clarinet player and although i had dabbled on the alto and soprano in the past, i have never played saxophone seriously...until know. i recently got a dirt cheap, pretty rubbish tenor sax. i love it and i picked it up relatively quickly being an experienced clarinetist. to cut...
  15. Baritone mpc
    Hey all, a friend of mine (trombonist) found this mouthpiece in his band room and wants to know if it's any good (or worth anything I guess). I really don't know much about it and wondered if somebody here does: Otto Link Super Tonemaster gold plated Bari mouthpiece
  16. Tenor mpc
    Hey folks, I currently play on a modern Link STM (7*) with a Rico Jazz Select 2S. The combo works great. The mpc is very flexible. I can get the velvety lows, and I can even reach altissimo notes w/ very little trouble. I've even been reaching my D4 if I keep my throat open. Anyway, I'm...
  17. Ligatures
    hey, i use a hard rubber link on my tenor and i just bought a lebayle LR ligature (the one that looks like a napkin ring) and it was advertised that it would fit a rubber link, but it feels too small and won't even fit on the piece with the reed off. i tried someone else's lebayle lig on my...
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