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Hi, I recently got this Otto Link SuperTone Master 7 alto mouthpiece. I know it’s very old but I would like to know the exact model, Thanks for helping



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I found this pic on Theo Wanne Museum and the shank of the alto one is similar to mine. Anybody knows the exact model of these?, thanks


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As said...use MrPeeBee's chart

It comes down to the size of the font and you are the one that can measure it.

Its either a Florida or an Early Babbitt.

Look at the chart towards the right hand side.
 

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Finally, the size of the font was decisive it’s an Early Babbitt. Thanks for helping


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It looks like No USA to me by the ligature. And that it doesn’t have USA on the shank.
Nope, no other letters in the shank apart from the name Super Tone Master. I still believe its an Early Babbitt model but maybe ill never know for sure, I don't care it sounds great. Thanks
 

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If it doesn’t say USA on the shank, it is indeed a Florida.
Early Babbits all have the USA stamp on the shanks.
 

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So, according to the chart I got a really old mouthpiece. There’s hardly info on the web on STM Florida No USA alto pieces, if any. Anyway, thank you so much for helping me out, guys.



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So, according to the chart I got a really old mouthpiece. There’s hardly info on the web on STM Florida No USA alto pieces, if any. Anyway, thank you so much for helping me out, guys.



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Yes. It's old:)

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Hi, I’ve been looking for any recording or video on this particular STM Florida No USA alto piece but couldn’t find anything. I wonder if any of you have tried or even better play one right now to share how they feel it. I like the sound it gets but specially the easy it becomes to blow one. Any help?, thanks in advance...


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Hi, I’ve been looking for any recording or video on this particular STM Florida No USA alto piece but couldn’t find anything. I wonder if any of you have tried or even better play one right now to share how they feel it. I like the sound it gets but specially the easy it becomes to blow one. Any help?, thanks in advance...


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Your pics didn't show the back of the shank very clearly, but I couldn't see 'USA', so that would make it indeed a Florida no USA (probably a late 50's, early 60's model). The ligature also looks more like a Florida period one to me.

Check some 50's Sonny Stitt alto recordings, he used STM's on alto a lot and from that period it should have been a no USA (or Double Ring).

He plays for sure a metal Link on these two late 50's albums:

1. "Only the Blues" from 1957 (with Roy Eldridge):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_the_Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3NZFd_yNII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agssWICRLj4

2. "Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues" from 1959:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Stitt_Blows_the_Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHX8ZbwkIr0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOSgVbAPX0g
 

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Mrpeebee, thank you so much for the info, I’ll listen carefully the great Sonny Sttit on alto.


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As said...use MrPeeBee's chart

It comes down to the size of the font and you are the one that can measure it.

Its either a Florida or an Early Babbitt.

Look at the chart towards the right hand side.
What about an STM tenor piece marked "Super" with quotes and Tone Master. This one is longer as the reed doesn't reach the full length of the table. The USA & tip size font are stamped on the shank. Do you know what years they were produced? Thanks.
 

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What about an STM tenor piece marked "Super" with quotes and Tone Master. This one is longer as the reed doesn't reach the full length of the table. The USA & tip size font are stamped on the shank. Do you know what years they were produced? Thanks.
This is probably a transitional (or long body) STM, made in the early 1980's (just before the normal modern STM model started).

Check this thread and scheme (in post #1):
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...etal-quot-Otto-Link-Identification-quot-chart
 

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The chart lists the transitional model .115 not .100 for the long body mouthpiece, 1980. I measured the one I own and it measured only .105. The other 2 STM's I own measured .100 as they are newer mouthpieces. Can you clarify?
 

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Hi, I recently got this Otto Link SuperTone Master 7 alto mouthpiece. I know it’s very old but I would like to know the exact model, Thanks for helping



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This is an earlier FL era piece after the serial number ones. The ones with the shorter shank are different than the ones that came after that. These are among my favorites.
 

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This is an earlier FL era piece after the serial number ones. The ones with the shorter shank are different than the ones that came after that. These are among my favorites.
Sure “they are among your favorites”... since I got this one it became my favorite too...


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