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Hi,
I have in my collection an "Eddie Harris Model" hard rubber tenor mpc in a .102 tip opening. It is high baffle and has a "peashooter chamber" kind of like a lot of soprano mpcs. I have always wondered who made these. Anybody have any ideas?
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Pictures always help, but I would venture to guess it could be a Frank Wells since Eddie was a Chicago guy. He based those mouthpieces on a LeLandais model (can't remember the name). I had one of those that was probably one of the loudest and brightest hard rubber pieces I've ever had. It was like a well-made Berg Larsen.
 

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Pictures always help, but I would venture to guess it could be a Frank Wells since Eddie was a Chicago guy. He based those mouthpieces on a LeLandais model (can't remember the name). I had one of those that was probably one of the loudest and brightest hard rubber pieces I've ever had. It was like a well-made Berg Larsen.
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Thank you for response. Frank Wells sounds plausible. Loud and bright are definitely prominent attributes. I never saw another tenor mpc with a "pea shooter chamber".
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No, I have no idea, but it could very well be Lelandais.
How does it play?

EDIT: I dug out an older email exchange I had with Kim Slava (Dr. Sax) about these. This is what he wrote me:
Eddie Harris and a business partner (or partners) formed the A.G.E. Company to make the mouthpieces. Eddie is the "E" of A.G.E.
I am not sure if they got the mouthpiece blanks from another company or what.
They made the saxophone mouthpieces:
http://www.doctorsax.biz/EddieHarrisTenorSaxMpc.htm

plus the more esoteric mouthpieces such as the Reed Trumpet mouthpieces:
http://www.doctorsax.biz/EddieHarris_ReedTrumpetMpc.htm
 
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