Choosing your Mouthpiece
It sometimes takes me about 2 weeks to really know if a mouthpiece is right or not and so it is not always a good idea to make that decision in a shop. However most decent retailers should let you try out various saxophone mouthpieces at home, as long as you use a mouthpiece patch. This is usually ... Read more…
Saxophone Facing Comparisons
There are quite a few mouthpiece comparison charts out there, but most are not very user-friendly so I created this one based on some of the most popular tenor mouthpieces used by saxophone players today. One important thing to be aware of is that the response you get from any two saxophone mouthpieces with the same tip opening ... Read more…
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I have gathered together some frequently recommended (and some not so frequently) alto saxophone mouthpieces. Most mouthpiece comparisons you hear are not always the exact same piece of music, so here I have attempted to play the same phrases on each which should help you decide on the basic sound differences. Most of these are readily ... Read more…
Mouthpiece Material: Does it make a Difference to the Sound?
Yes and No (but mostly no)
Yes | No | Listening Test
As we know from reading about whether the material of the saxophone itself can make a difference to the sound, it is the air column vibrating not the walls of the instrument (unlike resonant instruments such as guitars, pianos and drums). ... Read more…
How to Look After Your Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece cleaning is important of course, but first let’s look at how to maintain it on a regular basis in order to help prevent it from getting into such a sad state that makes refurbishment necessary. We are then going to look at how to refurbish and clean an aged or abused mouthpiece.
In the old days ... Read more…
Mouthpiece and reed for a big fat loud sound
In this article we are mainly going to focus on how a mouthpiece design can influence the sound. It is easy to confuse a loud sound with a big sound, they are not always the same thing.
Apart from you, the player, your mouthpiece and reed combination are probably the most important factor ... Read more…
The Concept Behind PPT Mouthpieces
Soprano Alto Tenor Baritone Testimonials
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Like many saxophone players I have been on a constant search for the ideal saxophone sound. The main factor involved is the player rather than the saxophone, however the mouthpiece plays the next important role. There seem to be two schools of thought on ... Read more…
As with the tenor and baritone mouthpieces, my reason for developing the PPT soprano saxophone mouthpiece is not commercial, I just wanted to get the best soprano mouthpiece for my own needs. I had been using a vintage Selmer Soloist which I really enjoyed, but it did not quite have the rich darkness that I love so much about a ... Read more…
Due to overwhelming demand we have now introduced the PPT alto mouthpiece. This is not just a scaled down version of the tenor, the concept is slightly different. My inspiration for these includes the Brilhart Tonalin and Meyer Bros. New York so they do not have as high a baffle as the tenor pieces.
In keeping with the PPT versatility concept, in ... Read more…
My concept behind the sound is a mouthpiece that can deliver not only that very fat warm almost vintage sound, but also a more modern sound with nice sparkly edge, sometimes both at once. I was after a really versatile mouthpiece that could deliver lush subtone for vintage jazz as well as screaming harmonics for rock and R & B. ... Read more…
As with the tenor mouthpiece, I was looking for something that doesn’t yet exist – a versatile mouthpiece for baritone sax that is capable of extreme dynamics from a gentle whisper to a gutsy roar. Up until now I used several baritone mouthpieces for different styles of playing: a Lawton, Berg Larsen, RPC and (my favourite) a vintage Otto Link ... Read more…
Soprano Alto Tenor Baritone Testimonials
It’s always good to get feedback, and here are some of the PPT reviews, testimonials and other communications we have received over the years from happy customers.
Soprano PPT Reviews
Greetings Pete, It has been a real pleasure playing my new soprano mouth piece. I found the adjustment from my selmer to the PPT an easy one. The ... Read more…
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