I play a Master Link (actually a Kohlert, same blank) refaced to 5* on tenor, and sometimes an original Master Link on bass sax, just like Adrian Rollini. Great mouthpieces, they have a really big sound in small tip openings.
I used to have a master link and a 4**** for tenor but never really got them to work for me. Maybe it was reed choice but I ended up selling them both. I use a tone master which works a lot better for me.
I have these 1930's Otto Link mouthpieces in my collection (all refaced before I got them):
- 1930 - 1935:
Otto Link - Master Link 6 (refaced from a 4, probably in the 40's and maybe by Otto Link himself)
Otto Link - Master Link 9 (refaced from a 5 by Mark Spencer from Australia)
- 1935 - 1940:
Otto Link - Four 8* (refaced from a ? by Jon van Wie)
Otto Link - Four 8* (refaced from a 4* by Freddy Gregory and MOJO)
Otto Link - Four 9 (refaced from a 5 by an unknown person)
Otto Link - Four 10 (refaced from a 5* by Freddy Gregory)
From those I like the ML 6 and Four**** 8* (refaced by John van Wie) the best.
After that come the Four**** 10* and ML 9, followed by the other Four**** 8* and the 9.
I don't play them as my main mouthpiece, mainly because they are not loud enough (I often play in loud environments as soloist in a Big Band).
For playing under those conditions my 1950's Otto Link STM Florida no USA 10* works the best for me, so that's my main mouthpiece (for 10 years now).
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