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  1. Tenor mpc
    I acquired this Link STM 7* is ~1992 and it's one of my favorite mouthpieces. Just curious if someone can help date it - not interested in selling, just pure curiosity. My best guess based on Theo Wanne's site is that it's an STM USA from the '60s. Here are some details, along with photos...
  2. Alto mpc
    Hi all, This is my first post. I live in Australia and I play the alto. I've been playing for 30 years (classical training, soul/rock bands, now soulful jazz/fusion). I'm having a hard time finding a mouthpiece that suits me. I used to play a Link STM 8 for years and I loved it but I sold it...
  3. Mouthpiece Maintenance, Modification & Refacing
    should it be done ? i don't know anything about refacing, i have an otto link stm 6*
  4. Alto mpc
    I've read various articles in regards to this, but i'm really troubled on a 2nd mouthpiece choice i currently use an AL3 with a rico h, legere SS 2.5. which i've always loved and is very easy to use. I may return the otto link stm 6* i bought in order to demo, but it's very difficult to try out...
  5. Baritone mpc
    Hey SOTW I began on bari playing a s80 c* which, i never tuned my setup on baritone, but it seemed to be working fine, i don't know if i could do better. this was for classical and jazz, and it was all my school had. I suck on a s80 c* alto, but have no problems on baritone, for alto, i use a...
  6. Tenor mpc
    Hey guys. Please help me identify, is this a vintage otto link super tone master? Thank you
  7. Ligatures
    I have always played Link metal pieces on tenor (despite having tried just about everything else...the love/hate thing). Other than the one Harrison original that came with a piece I bought from Theo W >10 years ago, I have generally used Selmer 404 and 402 pieces, and have learned to modify...
  8. 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...
  9. Alto mpc
    My Otto Link Super Tone Master that I just ordered appears to have a long bite plate. It has a strip across the top where it says "Otto Link" in cursive. It has the facing size and U.S.A. on the front of the shank. The shank also has two lines on it. Can someone tell me which STM this is, how...
  10. Tenor mpc
    after a NV TM in the 7-8 range. im more than happy to send photos its a great playing link that (to me) looks to be more in the vein of a EB STM than a florida link (got that higher longer baffle), but the chamber is REALLY big. its a 110 tip and its signed by morgan.
  11. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I've got a metal Otto Link STM 6*, but I think I get to much spread in my tone. It sounds like a sinus, taking away much overtones. I've also got a Vandoren T25 with a great sound, dark and full bodied with some edge. So basically I've got my classical/ensemble mouthpiece all set, but I'm not...
  12. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    I've been trying Links in various permutations on tenor over the past year, including a great HR Phil-Tone and an excellent NY STM refaced by EZ, but the one that's really grabbed me these days is a "Florida inspired" STM, reworked and opened from a 6* to an 8 by Sakshama, and purchased here...
  13. Ligatures
    Just like the title says, I've heard over and over on this board expressions of dislike towards the current stock STM ligs. Some say that the old florida-era ones are better, others say you should just switch to a 404 or FL Ultimate or whatever. I have a bunch of ligs that I've accumulated...
  14. 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...
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