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  1. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    After several decades away from my horn, I've been playing with a concert band and a dance band for the last few years. I have no pretensions of being a soloist in either group -- I just enjoy playing. Currently, I'm playing a Yamaha YAS-475 with Vandoren 2.5 reeds, and the aforementioned...
  2. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi! Someone is offering me an Otto Link Tone Master mouthpiece for tenor sax. It seems to be one of the early models. The problem is that it's not in the best condition. I'll attach some photos. The price would be around $120 USD. Is it a good deal? Will I be able to use it as my primary...
  3. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Cultivating a wonderful tone on the saxophone! It seems to be something so many of us struggle with at some point. I now I did :)! But I really believe anyone can cultivate a super nice sound. Over the last few weeks I've worked on compiling everything I've learned about: 'enlarging and...
  4. Tenor mpc
    Hi all, I recently recorded four takes of "Someone To Watch Over Me" to compare the sound differences between four of my (vintage) Otto Link mouthpieces. These mouthpieces are used: a metal Tone Master 8 (1940-1950 model, refaced from a 5), a metal New Vintage Tone Master 10* (2010 model), a...
  5. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Having a case of the mouthpiece anxiety.... I have 2 great mouthpieces right now I can't seem to choose between and could use some constructive criticism. Curious to get some feedback. I'm playing a Conn 30m with size 3 rico plasticovers. Recordings done on my iPhone in a small boomy room so...
  6. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    On tenor I've been playing a Lawton 10*BB for the past several years and really like it, however I've recently been giving some extra time and thought to this original Tone Master I have. The Tone Master had been opened by Brian Powell up to around .130. My Lawton is a small chamber, high baffle...
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