Three or four months ago I stopped ordering the “Grande” mouthpieces when the lead time grew to 3 months or more. Since I have to pay for them up front, that means my money sits in the Mouthpiece Cafe coffers for 3 months before I see hide or hair of the mouthpiece. I wrote today […]
Rubber, Ebonite, Resin, Plastic….all these terms are general terms without a specific chemical formula. Wikipedia defines EBONITE: “Ebonite is a brand name for very hard rubber first obtained by Charles Goodyear by vulcanizing natural rubber for prolonged periods. For vulcanizing natural rubber he received a patent on June 15, 1844. Besides natural rubber, Ebonite contains about 25–80% sulfur and linseed oil Its name […]
I don’t get in many truly vintage metal Otto Link Alto mouthpieces. The market is just too crazy for me to deal with. Too many players looks for magical mouthpieces. And if I hear the words “Holy Grail” one more time, I might scream. But…all that said, this is a nice one: Otto Link “Tone […]
Otto Link “Tone Master” NYC Alto Sax Mouthpiece – 1940’s
Photo of the Selmer Alto Sax mouthpieces I happen to have in stock as of this writing. I include the Mouthpiece Cafe inspired “Espresso” mouthpieces: I have a great selection of other alto mouthpieces, tenor sax mouthpieces, bari sax mouthpieces, soprano sax mouthpieces and clarinet mouthpieces.
As of this writing (July 2016), I have two extremely nice Selmer Soloist short shank alto mouthpieces, refaced by Brian Powell (Mouthpiece Guys, Mouthpiece Cafe) available. Easiest to use the search function in the upper right corner if you want to see ’em.
Berg Larsen mouthpieces ship with a ligature, but some players don’t like them or they are lost/destroyed. What is a good replacement for a Berg Larsen Metal tenor? The Francois Louis Ultimate Small Tenor ligature works well. it is shown in the first 8 photos below. I am sure that there are a few Rovner […]
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Selmer mouthpieces looking different. And it has been exasperatingly hard to find photos of the new mouthpieces. Manufacturers spend untold amounts of money to produce these mouthpieces and then neglect to market them. And by market them, I mean provide even the most basic photos of them. […]
Here’s just a few of the tenor mouthpieces I have in stock: Otto Link Tone Edge (Hard Rubber) modern production “Vintage” – 6*, 7, 7*, 8 and 8* Otto Link Super Tone Master – NY (larger chamber) gold-plated brass: – 7*, 8, 8* and 9 Otto Link RG – Metal and Hard rubber Vandoren V16 […]
Just received in three mouthpieces from Mouthpiece Cafe. House Blend Tenor 8 Primo Tenor 7* Espresso Alto 7