The combination of the piece and the Hemke reeds – WOW!! Now I need to practice…thanks so much!
Got the piece in the mail yesterday. Played on it for 20 minutes then decided to use it on the gig last night . My first reaction was ‘wow’. I seem to find myself taking in less of the mouthpiece … Read More
Wow..Just wow. At first, I thought the 6 was actually a little closed (only because I typically play a 7 or 7* on tenor, my main horn), and for the first time ever, I felt comfortable on soprano. But I’ve … Read More
Received the mouthpiece (Wolfe Tayne) today and just spent a couple of hours with it. The only reason I stopped playing is because my chops were giving out. It’s a mysterious thing – it feels and sounds like it always … Read More
Wonderful piece, deep, full, but still resonate. Love the Marcas. Got to spend a good 3—4 hours on it yesterday, and I began to lock into it. Nice!!
I’m following up to let you know that I have received the mouthpiece, and am loving it so far! It really feels like I’m playing on a whole new horn. I wanted to thank you for being so accommodating.
I played your mouthpiece quite a bit today and have to admit: it’s really great. I can feel now what you say about one voice through the whole range, easyness of playing and intonation. Everything is great to me now. … Read More
I received today the Open Sky 2. First of all thank you for the super fast delivery across the ocean! So I had my first trial with it on my Yamaha 675 (straight neck, Marca Superieure 2 &1/2 reeds and … Read More
The moment I heard about you I knew I’ll learn a thing or two when we got in touch! The “less mouthpiece” is a revelation and combined with a bit firmer reed (I play Rigotti #2,5 strong, but today tried … Read More
My mouthpiece arrived on Saturday. It really is a lovely piece. I managed to get right up to F3. The tone is so much better. It sounds fuller. It is easier to blow than my other mouthpiece. Thank you so much … Read More
I got the mouthpiece on Wednesday, and have now had a chance to play it in a couple of rehearsals. My first take was . . . wow! My second take was . . . Wow! I bet you can … Read More
Joe, Thanks for such a great job and fast. Both piece are excellent. The Lemaire is unbelievably dark and smooth and will be good for chamber like we thought. The Caravan is perfect. I used to to use it all the … Read More
Probably the most difficult thing for many players to realize is that they really have little or no idea about why a soprano mouthpiece doesn’t play well for them. It’s just as likely to be true about the other saxophones … Read More
I wanted to let you know that yesterday was able finally to play the mouthpiece (looks beautiful) for a few minutes. The first thing i notice right away in the 10’ or so that i was able to play is … Read More
The mouthpiece is great! Just like my tenor piece it plays so effortlessly and sounds great! Thanks for your attention to detail.
The mouthpiece arrived today. I tried it with the reeds I played With before, and I find the intonation to be corrected successfully. I now can play octaves up and down – from i.e low D# and E to high … Read More
I received the mouthpiece Wednesday and, from the first blow, the experience is fantastic! Me and my King Saxello are very happy: perfect intonation with a beautiful rich warm & pitch-centered sound…easy blowing with perfect mix of resistance… amazing dynamic. … Read More
Gave the Martin a whirl tonight. Love it. I bought a 1927 straight Buescher a couple months ago and this fits it perfectly. Gentle. Rich. Fabulous. I’ll use the Open Sky 2 for more aggressive stuff on the Cannonball Arc … Read More
So, great discussions have arisen from the first post on this subject. It has prompted me to continue down this road a little further. To briefly summarize the general responses asserting that concavity is preferable to a flat table and … Read More
I received the mouthpiece on Friday late afternoon ! So, I had all the week-end to try it and enjoy the music. Great ! Beyond what I expected… If I could make a metaphor, I would say that when I play the … Read More