otherwise, the mouthpieces are used and are sold
without ligature and cap.
Mouthpieces will be shipped from Denmark.
|Arranged according to style
|The Brilhart "Family"
||The Meyer "Clan"
||Berg Larsen and similar||The Otto Link "Clan"|
|The Wolfe Tayne "Family"||Dukoff and the other screamers||The French Connection (Selmer, Vandoren, Lelandais etc.)||Other good mouthpieces|
|The Brilhart ”Family”.
Are mainly plastic mouthpieces made by or inspired by Brilhart. Their sound makes them popular for jazz and popular music. They are good for students also.
|The Meyer ”Clan”.
Since the forties, the Meyer hard rubber mouthpiece for alto sax has been the mouthpiece of choice for jazz alto sax. The oldest cost a fortune today, and are therefore copied by many contemporary manufacturers with more or less success.
|Berg Larsen and similar.
Berg Larsen was the first to challenge the position of Otto Link among jazz tenor players. His alto mouthpieces are also more penetrating in sound, play louder and are very popular for funk, soul, blues, rock and modern jazz. They can be found with very big tip openings.
|The Otto Link ”Clan”.
Despite the success of their tenor pieces, Link never could compete with Meyer for alto, despite the high quality of the Link pieces both in metal and hard rubber.
|The Wolfe Tayne ”Family”
consist of mouthpieces designed by Wolfe Tayne and marketed under the trademarks of Wolfe Tayne, Guy Hawkins and Bari. Compared to Meyer, they are often brighter and more modern sounding.
|Dukoff and the other screamers.
Bobby Dukoff heard a bad saxplayer get undeserved applause and realized the reason why. The player played LOUD. So Dukoff designed his famous Super Power Chamber mouthpieces which could cut through electric guitars, due to a very bright and paint-peeling sound.
|The French ”Connection”.
France may be the cradle of mouthpieces for wind instruments. Selmer made mouthpieces before they made clarinets and saxophones. Lelandais and Chedeville were famous for their mouthpieces in the thirties. Vandoren diversified from reeds to mouthpieces in 1938. Most French mouthpieces are made from hard rubber and are useful for both jazz and classical music.
|Read about these trademarks and about who played them at Theo Wannes Mouthpiece Museum.
Read about Wolfe Tayne here.
For many of the mouthpieces in the lists, I have added a description of their sound and playability.