Andy Friis

Piece arrived this morning. Had a few minutes and just what I was after. It’s great when you play a piece and you know there’s so much depth and so much to find out about it Thanks

Emanuele Passerini

Hi Joe, I have to say your mouthpiece is wonderful. It has a warm and rounded tone, typical soprano voice but totally far from the “duck” nasal voice of many pieces. Definitely it’s wonderful! I can play it easily with … Read More

Greg Tesdall

Thanks for the mouthpiece. I’ve had about 4 hours on it in the practice room and one short live gig. It’s a keeper and made just as I had asked for. It is easy playing and responsive from low Bb … Read More

David Morrissey

I received the S440 and have been enjoying playing on it.  It’s a perfect complement to the Keilwerth and really makes the horn sing! Thanks so much!

COAST (Riffault) soprano mouthpiece, .054

Simply put, these Riffault-made mouthpieces are among the best soprano pieces ever made. Many companies didn’t bother to design their own soprano pieces; they simply bought them from Riffault and put their brand name on them. The list of companies … Read More

Arve Karlsen

I received the mouthpiece today and have been playing it for an hour, and what an amazing piece! Rich in all registers, dark, beautiful sound, yet it still has lots of power. And I have never had a piece with … Read More

Felix Otto

The mouthpiece is great, the overblowing tendencies are much much less, the tone sounds rich, it is shocking how pianissimo the horn can be played without strangling the timbre! And now it is again me being the limiting factor, not … Read More

Sam Brunson

The mouthpiece arrived today. Thank you so much! It has a great sound and is absolutely fun to play. I’m not perfect on it by any means, but it is definitely an improvement over how it was before and I … Read More

Bill Scavotto

This Morgan Alto piece that you did for me really plays beautifully. Its like having a new horn.

Jesse Ostrow

Spent some time on the soprano this morning checking out the new mp.  Can’t thank you enough. You’ve given me just what I want with lots of room to grow.  The sound is fat, sweet and expressive. The intonation is spot-on through … Read More

Bruce Ackley, ROVA QUARTET

After playing my current Yanagisawa mouthpiece for 20 years, I finally took the risk of having Joe rework it. He balanced it, and it opened up in amazing ways. It’s much more responsive throughout the horn, yet the results are … Read More

Daniel Charron

Just a note to tell you that I received the tenor pieces at the end of day yesterday. I had a chance to play them for a couple of hours this morning. You did a truly excellent job with both! … Read More

Sam Rector

Hyperbole aside, what type of voodoo did you use on my mouthpiece ? Sound is more consistent, controllable and MUCH cleaner. Wow. Just wow. Thank you.

Barry Nierenberg

(Barry bought a Missing Link second-hand. I rebalanced it for his curvy soprano) Got the piece today and wow. I’ve been playing my soprano for over 20 years now and it has never sounded as sweet and engaging and flexible … Read More

Petri Kivimaki

I have played the Metropolitain two days now.  I actually went to your website and read the description of Metropolitain again because how you describe this mouthpiece is the most accurate description I have read. It´s spot on! I have … Read More

Will Cicola

Just got the mouthpiece and took some time out of the lunch hour to blow a few notes, and all I can say is…WOW! Using just a random blue-box 3 that I grabbed (and that had been broken in on … Read More

Brian Taylor

I got it, it plays great! ( his Vandoren V16) I’m surprised at how much better the intonation is, I always thought sopranos were intrinsically hard to tune.  Thanks for the fine work!


(Note: It is always imperative that you know that your horn is in good adjustment and, most importantly, that your soprano mouthpiece is correctly set up. Failure and trouble are inevitable if either is amiss) Part  2 / BLOWING AND … Read More

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