It does look like a freddie gregory mouthpiece. I spoke to freddie not too long ago and he mentioned that Pete King was playing his mouthpieces....but as someone said Pete King would sound great with any setup!Nefertiti said:Yeah, He sounds great. If I had to guess I would say it's a metal Freddie Gregory piece. It looks similar to a few FG tenor pieces I've owned.
Difficult to acquire = rare and expensive! I searched for a used Freddie Gregory mpc for a long time and eventually found one. I love it! He makes a few different styles (check out his website www.freddiegregory.com for the current selection) so you'd probably have to be a bit more specific about what you're trying to match too. The one I own has a pronounced (slightly rolled over ) baffle into a large chamber - its about 20 years old. Of course Freddie's still making mpc's - give him a call (remember he's on european time (8 hours ahead)!)LeftySaxDude said:I have read that freddy gregory mouthpieces are difficult to acquire. So are the 4**** metal links. What modern mouthpiece is a close approximation of these two>
After long searching, as far and wide as all the shops in town (Amsterdam that is) allowed me. I believe that I've found the ideal ( to me at least...) combination and that my 1963 Martin RMC the Martin and the Otto Link STM arethe ideal match, by far better than any other one I've tried to put together with either metal or ebonite pieces.Andrew D said:Many people don't like metal links on Alto....but the proof is in the puddings .
It was actually BIRD'S GRAFTON. :shock:Finnerski said:I saw a video of Peter King playing a Grafton alto. He sounded amazing on that horn too. He's one of those guys that could sound good on any horn or mouthpiece. The video is posted above me, I just discovered that.
So it's the saxophone?baylistenor said:In the 70s and early 80s it was a link 6 and rico royal 2 and a half reeds .Basically a very moderate setup.
Its not the mouthpiece and its not the reed ...