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From the mid seventies until about 4 or 5 years ago I played on a HR link in a 5* opening. Lately I have been thinking of returning to a large chamber/smaller tip HR.

Last night I was prepping some of my saxes for overhual and I found this in one of the cases. It's a Penzel mueller HR. Its called an Artist model with a 3* on the table. Narrow tip/long facing with a huge chamber. I played on it a bit last night and the main thing is the low end responds very well. I suppose due to the small tip and the long facing makes it very responsive to bending and such.

Anyone familiar with this piece or play on something similar with such a small opening?
 

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I've played one of these on tenor since the mid 70s for classical work. Marked as a number 3. I use a Bonade ligature and LaVoz medium reeds and it works great.

Penzel Mueller made clarinets, flutes and oboes from about 1890 to the mid 1960s when it went out of business. They were based on Long Island, NY. There is an unconfirmed Internet assertion that the sax mouthpieces were made for PM by Otto Link, NY. Their wooden clarinets can be excellent players and are generally under appreciated and valued.
 

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I was planning on having this opened up to maybe a 085 or 090 for an old school jazz sound. I think it could maybe give a resochamber a run for its $$? I've been happy lately with my Zagar so I have never gotten 'round to it.
 

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I was planning on having this opened up to maybe a 085 or 090 for an old school jazz sound. I think it could maybe give a resochamber a run for its $$? I've been happy lately with my Zagar so I have never gotten 'round to it.
As I have raved about elsewhere, I did something similar with a NYWW&Co piece and I am totally in love with the product. Mine's a tad more open--about .096--but it's awesome! If you're looking for a mouthpiece guy to do it, Ed Zentera rocks!

Rory
 

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Yup, more folks are beginning to discover the "best kept secret" of a very large round chamber hard rubber piece with a tip size in the .090+/- range. It's funny how given enough time many things in life come around full circle.

I agree with Rory about Ed being a good choice....or The Mouthpiece Guys Brian & Erik. You can't go wrong either way.

Good luck on your discovery!

Roger
 
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