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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
    Received in US after only two weeks from order, the new hard rubber design which replaces Phil's Babbitt-Meyer reworks. Mine is a 6 = .076". It seals well to reed, is easy to blow, and finish is as outstanding as one expects from Phil's reputation and experience. I'm using Java Red 2.5 with a...
  3. Tenor mpc
    So a couple weeks back I got a Sapphire 10 (.130) from Phil-Tone and I'm seriously impressed. I've been interested in HR Slants and Early Babbitts but they go for truly obscene prices these days so Phil seemed like a more sane and economic route. This piece, which is under $300, just smokes most...
  4. Reeds
    I use a Meyer mouthpiece (tip no. 10, same as Otto Link no. 7) on my Martin Handcraft Fase II Tenor with a Vandoren Java Green reed 2.5. I like the strong creamy sound with that combo, but after a week of so the sound gets weaker en weaker and dies out a bit. The same effect occurs with my...
  5. Tenor mpc
    Hi all. Just wanted to alert you guys that Phil is selling a new mouthpiece for tenor and I just wanted to tell you about my experience with it so far. After my success with the Phil-Tone Solstice on alto I decided to get a tenor piece also. I had been playing on a Theo Wanne Brahma that I was...
  6. Alto mpc
    Hey everybody. Two weeks ago I received my new Phil Tone Solstice and I cannot put into words how much I love it. Rather then have a long post reviewing it in every way I will just post a couple recordings of my duo with me playing on a standard Meyer and then of the Solstice. Tell me what you...
  7. Tenor mpc
    I am planning to buy a new tenor HR piece, and I am wondering if you guys have any suggestions (under $250)? Personally, I consider myself to be tonally flexible, but I prefer pieces on the brighter side. But not overly bright. I like Joshua Redman's sound on the album he recorded with...
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