I wonder if it was Macsax's attempt to sell a full line of saxophones as well as mouthpieces that brought down the company in some way. Boutique mouthpiece makers seem to enjoy a longer potential lifespan than small horn importers. Macsax tried to expand by getting distribution through, e.g., the Woodwind and Brasswind. That's a nice channel to have if you can support it, but I imagine it places extra demands on a small firm's capital and staff resources. So if the horns don't sell ....I think the company is completely gone. The website was gone last I checked, and 10mfan was liquidating the mouthpieces.
EDIT: Website is still there, but all of the mouthpieces are discontinued.
too true.On a sidenote, and personal note, to share my own recent experiences:
I had some Sheppard ll HR pieces here recently, and they played very well.
They were just too warm for my personal taste, as I personally want more freedom and some more punch.
So I put on my Robusto, and voila---thats what my ears wanted to hear. Big difference for me, and the difference that I prefer.
FOR OTHERS, THEY WILL LIKE THE EXACT OPPOSITE.
Loads of mouthpieces and reed combinations out there to help you dial in what it is that YOU prefer.
I don’t know why you’d say they’ll be irrelevant soon. Gregory mouthpieces haven’t been made since the 70s and they’re very much still “relevant”.So I should expect them to be irrelevant soon . . . I hadn't looked at ww&bw(and other related companies) in a while and I noticed this huge line of pieces priced high end . . . so I assume they are just selling off what they have?
Not sure if that is a good comparison, Gregory pieces were around a lot longer and a lot more historically significant. I'm not saying they won't be around and still talked about a little bit, you never know. I just don't think that is the correct comparison to be made.I don’t know why you’d say they’ll be irrelevant soon. Gregory mouthpieces haven’t been made since the 70s and they’re very much still “relevant”.