Thank you, André. I've not had the pleasure of hearing this gentleman previously.there are tons of discussions on this matter and it really is immaterial what one uses but what they do with it.
The fact that a mouthpiece is made of any material says absolutely nothing on
1) How it plays.
2) How YOU will play on it.
Just think of this:
Charlie Parker played on mouthpieces made of metal, ebonite and acrylic (let alone on how many horns), can you tell the mouthpieces (or the saxophones) apart?
Just to disband a myth or two.
This is (go past the Dutch presentation of the program).
Benjamin Herman on is Selmer with an Otto Link STM metal alto (which lots of people say is no good on alto!).
Lots of closeups.
I love STMs on alto. I have one I bought new in 1994. It’s loud, clean sounding and easy blowing.Cheers ,
Benjamin is one of the best Dutch players (although he was born in London).Often voted one of the best dressed man in the NL. He also plays with the New Cool Collective (already a 25 years old formation!).
Damn Mike, you must have some chops.I've a Berg stainless steel mouthpiece I use quite a lot on alto — specifically on my old Conn NWI, which was made in 1924. It has Selmer-syle pads with plastic resonators and with most mouthpieces it plays with a sweet tone, but is a bit short on volume. The Berg mouthpiece woke the old girl up. There's double the volume available, with a full, complex tone - a very satisfactory result. The Berg is a genuine 100/2 with offset SMS and denim table. I play it with a Vandoren Red Java 2 or 2½ reed.