Tips and tricks

What is the facing on a saxophone mouthpiece?

What is the facing on a saxophone mouthpiece?

The facing is the curve in its entirety, it begins on the two side rails and ends with the tip opening of the saxophones mouthpiece whereas the tip opening is not really part of the saxophone mouthpiece’s curve; it’s just the opening.

What mouthpiece did Michael Brecker use?

Dave Guardala mouthpiece
Michael said his gear wasn’t anything special. He played a Selmer Mk VI tenor, a Dave Guardala mouthpiece made especially for him and LaVoz medium reeds. He said that prior to playing the Guardala mouthpiece he was playing a more resistant mouthpiece with a harder reed.

What mouthpiece did John Coltrane use?

What is this? In his quest for his desired sound, Coltrane apparently had many mouthpieces worked on and altered by Frank Wells, a Chicago-based technician. John Coltrane initially played a Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor, before switching to a Selmer Mark VI, with which he recorded his masterpiece, A Love Supreme.

What mouthpiece does Chris Potter play?

The mouthpiece is a Selmer Soloist E. Alto sax/mouthpiece: Mark VI, maybe from the late ’60s or early ’70s. The mouthpiece is a Selmer Soloist.

What is a mouthpiece facing?

The mouthpiece facing length is defined by where the reed actually separates from the mouthpiece table. If the reed separates from the table near to the tip, this would be considered a shorter facing. If the reed separates from the table slightly further back, this would be considered a medium facing.

How do I choose a tenor saxophone mouthpiece?

For sax mouthpieces the common rule is that softer materials produce a darker sound with less projection, while harder materials just the opposite (brighter and more projection). From plastics to metal though, you have a wide range of options to choose from, allowing you to truly customize your sound.

What mouthpiece does Joshua Redman use?

vintage Otto Link hard rubber mouthpieces
What mouthpieces does Joshua use? On both tenor and soprano saxophones Joshua typically uses vintage Otto Link hard rubber mouthpieces, both approximately sizes 7 or 7*.

What mouthpiece did Dexter Gordon use?

Dexter Gordon played on a Conn 10m and a Dukoff BD Hollywood tenor saxophone mouthpiece during the Blue Note era until the mid-sixties. There has always been a huge debate about which model BD Dukoff Dexter Played, the 1945 medium chamber or this 1949 large chamber model.

What mouthpiece did Sonny Rollins use?

Rollins has played, at various times, a Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone and a Buescher Aristocrat. During the 1970s he recorded on soprano saxophone for the album Easy Living. His preferred mouthpieces are made by Otto Link and Berg Larsen. He uses Frederick Hemke medium reeds.

What saxophone does Bob Reynolds?

jazz tenor saxophonist
Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist….Bob Reynolds (saxophonist)

Bob Reynolds
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone,

Do all mouthpieces fit all saxophones?

Mouthpieces are interchangeable, so most of them will fit any neck. Even if the mouthpiece is a little too loose or too tight, the cork can be easily shaved or replaced, so you can choose any mouthpiece you like.

Do saxophone mouthpieces make a difference?

Saxophone mouthpieces make a big difference in playing the woodwind instrument. A good mouthpiece helps with tone quality, sound production, and intonation flexibility. Mouthpieces are made of all sorts of materials, including plastic, hard rubber, metal, and wood.

Do different saxophone mouthpieces make a difference?

Are Otto Link mouthpieces good?

Otto Link Super Tone Master Mouthpieces combine gleaming good looks with the rich sound quality of a larger bore rubber mouthpiece for exceptional style and sound. A wide selection of facings offer superior tone quality and projection with complete control, making Otto Link Mouthpieces a top choice of professionals.

What mouthpiece did Hank Mobley use?

His mouthpiece was a size 6.) Hank Mobley (tenor) Ben Webster (tenor) Lester Young (tenor)

What reeds does Bob Reynolds use?

Bob Reynolds setup: saxophone mouthpiece, reeds, and more

  • saxophone: 1968 Selmer Mark VI (played since 1997)**
  • mouthpiece: Otto Link Tone Edge hard rubber #9 (off the shelf model; no work done; played since 1999)
  • reeds: Rico Royal (now D’Addario) #3.5 (played since 1999)
  • ligature: Rovner 2R (played since 1999)

How old is Bob Reynolds?

44 years (September 29, 1977)Bob Reynolds / Age

How long do sax mouthpieces last?

In general, mouthpieces DO wear down over time due to the normal wear and tear that it is subject to during performance, as well as breakdown from saliva. Even the reed vibration alone is enough to, over time, physically change a mouthpiece. On average, regular players seem to notice these changes after 2-3 years.

How do I choose a tenor sax mouthpiece?

The Saxophone Mouthpiece (and Clarinet Mouthpiece) Tip Size, or Tip-Opening, is the distance between the reed and mouthpiece tip. This number is usually on the side of the mouthpiece body, or on the table. The smaller the tip size the more narrow the opening; the larger the tip size the larger the opening.

What is the difference between 4C and 5C mouthpieces?

The 4C has a moderately narrow sized tip opening for easy response and clear tone, and the 5C has a moderate sized tip opening allows for greater volume and projection and a rich tone quality.

What mouthpiece did Hank Mobley?

“Reso chamber” is a hard rubber mouthpiece.

Should you soak new reeds?

You should soak your reeds for about one minute with saliva. This ensures that the reed is moist enough to play well without being so wet that it becomes waterlogged. If the reed is brand new, you may want to soak it more thoroughly with water for about twenty minutes before working with it.

Why do you have to wet a reed?

Quite simply, by moistening your saxophone reed, you are making it easier to play ! The moisture makes it softer. And therefore this makes it easier for you to start it vibrating with a combination of your breath and your embouchure (face/mouth muscles).