Saxophone players: are you having trouble playing in tune? Do you pull your mouthpiece out so far that it is teetering and wobbling at the end of your neck cork. Well, these mouthpiece extensions are a simple and affordable solution. No need to have a permanent extension put on your mouthpiece or neck. These extension are easy to put on to your mouthpiece. And if at some point you decide to sell your mouthpiece, the extension is just as easily removed.
These extensions fit metal or hard rubber (ebonite) mouthpieces, but they only work on mouthpieces that have a cylindrical shank. They will not work on a Selmer S80 which has a reverse taper (funnel shaped) shank or a Selmer Soloist which has a knobby scroll shank.
We’ve made mouthpiece extensions for:
- Vandoren V16 Tenor and Bari, Optimum Tenor mouthpieces
- Otto Link STM (Metal) and Tone Edge (HR) Tenor and Bari mouthpiece
- Berg Larsen Tenor and Bari, Ebonite (HR) and Metal mouthpieces
- Rico Graftonite Alto (for use on a C-Melody
- Jody Jazz Alto
- Brilhart Tonalin Tenor and Vandoren V16 Tenor (Last Photo)
And many others.
Since these are made to the nearest thousandth of a inch, we have to test fit the extension. I have a stock of over 400 different mouthpieces which means that I usually have the correct mouthpiece to test fit the extension. The most common extensions we’ve made have been for Otto Link tenor and bari, Vandoren tenor and bari and Berg Larsen tenor and bari.
But sometimes I do not have the mouthpiece in question. In some cases the player has shipped their mouthpiece to me to test fit an extension. Happy to discuss it.
Also, in a couple of instances when the mouthpiece shank is not cylindrical, but close to it, we have “turned down” the shank (on a lathe), making it cylindrical so that an extension will fit.
These extension are made of the space-age polymer (aka plastic) Delrin. It slips over the end of the mouthpiece. The part of the extension that slips over the mouthpiece has an interior bore that matches the outside diameter of the mouthpiece shank. The remainder of the interior bore of the extension is machined to match the bore of the mouthpiece.
These are made one at a time, they are not premade, sitting on the shelf, so no “shopping cart”. You’ll have to contact me. Thanks.