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
This will be short. The whole idea that some manufacturers of sax mouthpieces actually design their pieces to have concave tables is ludicrous, both in theory and practice. Let’s start with the theory: the concavity is there so that the … Read More