PRE-ORDERS for the 1st 10MFAN Soprano Mouthpiece:
This project has been so much fun and I am incredibly proud of how this mouthpiece has turned out!
After much thought about what I wanted to put out for a 1st soprano mouthpiece, I decided that the best way to go, would be to make an original design ALL-AROUND killer piece that can do it all. A soprano piece that a really large group of players could ALL enjoy and be proud to have in their arsenal.
The process is what makes original designs so much fun to make.
I realized that all the changes being made were putting me right in the direction of my highly successful Robusto tenor design.... so thats where I've taken it!
It has ended up as a medium large chamber with a Robusto baffle and floor.
This way, it is really a sensational all-around mouthpiece for tons of players to be able to enjoy. Very responsive because of the baffle, and a rich fullness because of the chamber.
This piece has lots of power available!
Looking at it now as the design is finished, this was really the right way for me to start with the 1st soprano piece.
I opted against making something that was too dark or something that was too bright, so I made something that will be accessible for a huge group of players. Something that can be warm and full and gentle or very powerful, that allows for some brightness too. It has great response top to bottom, but has what I consider to be the right resistance to push against. The length of the piece, the bore size and length, the baffle, the chamber, side walls, floor, and beak shape, all coordinate together to make this a VERY fun mouthpiece to play! It plays easy and has an excellent feel. The palm keys and low end are full, and it tunes great....and thats a big deal!
It’s been played on older horns and modern horns and I think we have really found the sweet spot that will allow this to work well for a HUGE number of players.
If I could to describe this mouthpiece in one sentence, it would be, "Simply put, its an INCREDIBLY fun mouthpiece to play!"
I am officially taking pre-orders for this mouthpiece starting RIGHT NOW.
These will only be available in the German bar stock hard rubber, (no Ultem), and every mouthpiece will be beautifully hand finished.
Once the 1st German bar stock piece is finished, I will add some pictures. Picture a mini Robusto in black with the gold rings at the shank.
I am planning on having the first 25 pieces done in about 4 weeks.
I am SO happy to make the announcement and finally welcome the 10MFAN Virtuoso soprano to my 10MFAN Mouthpiece line.
I am offering these for the introductory price of $335!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your continued support and great feedback.
I will have my webmaster add this to the website over the next week, but until then.....
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All the best,