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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.
 

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freddie gregory mpc

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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.
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!
 

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Just awesome.....i saw that in a DVD somewhere,,he was playing with tome jones and jeff beck as well,,,great dvd
 

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Hi

Its definately a 9932Z alto, they didn't make very many.
The current 9932J is very similar.

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I'm getting some different opinions on what exactly Peter King uses:

Some say that he uses a "very old otto link - four**** or master link / 6".

Others say that it's a "metal Freddie Gregory" that he uses.

Any more thoughts on this?
 

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I think maybe both :)

I spoke to Freddie Gregory maybe 3-4 years ago with a view to refacing my metal link and he mentioned he worked on Peter Kings old Link.

Many people don't like metal links on Alto....but the proof is in the puddings :).
 

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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>
 

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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>
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)!)
 

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Many people don't like metal links on Alto....but the proof is in the puddings :).
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.

I've tried many combinations (Selmer Metal Jazz, Selmer Super Session, Selmer S80, Berg larsen SMS metal, Meyer, Ebonite Link, and many more which I briefly tried, and forgot ) but the Link is the best.


Perhaps the only perplexities are with the size of the STM which I can handle without too many problems. I've started on a 7* and later on stepped down half a notch with a 7 which improved control and subtoning. I've noticed that sometimes control is difficult with my reeds of choice, Alexander Superial 2,5. It improves with D.C. Superial 2,5 but I can't always find them. I've tried without much succes other reeds. I am about to try some fibracell.
 

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I should have been more specific. I want to know what is a reasonably available mouthpiece that approximates the mouthpiece/mouthpieces that Peter King uses.
 

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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 ...
 
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