QUOTE TODAY FROM SOTW MEMBER WLTRMAAS:
"Received my 8* last week and waited to post my impressions till I had some playing time on it in different situations. Sometimes a mouthiece will sound and play beautiful in the practise room, but will not project enough or sound different in a different setting (like in a big band section). When I received it, I almost couldn't stop playing it.
It gives something special and can do whatever I want. Whisper, loud, quick, subtone and allways with a nice, fat core but not too dark. For me, it is right where I would want it to be, not too dark, not too bright and with enough power and projection. Allso up in the palm keys it will never sound shrill or thin. I absolutely totally love this piece. I cannot imagine ever wanting another moutpiece.
Mark, thanks so much for this excellent piece !
*ps good to see that my go-to shop Saxofoonwinkel in Deventer will carry them too now :-)"
Thank you so much! THRILLED you are loving this piece.
My goal was to make the mouthpiece so many players have asked for from me for a few years now. Something to add to my mpc line that is warm, full sounding, rich and deep sounding, focussed, and even top to bottom. A piece that guys could make darker or add some pop too with varied reed selection. A piece that doesn't get thin up high and keeps the altissimo fat sounding like a true extension of the sound. More focus than my Merlot and Robusto hr pieces and plenty of volume so the player can hear it well when they are playing, and a piece that projects incredibly well out to the audience.
Its a really unique design, and I am incredibly proud of this piece. The sidewalls, chamber, etc...VERY unique.
Walter, just so happy you are loving it so much. Please spread the word to your friends there. Dino Govoni and Arnie Krakowsky, two top players in Boston, are crazy about it.
Saxofoonwinkel will be getting some shortly, as will many shops overseas, so let your friends know.
Thank you for getting one for yourself and I am moved by your comments. Thank you for this fantastic review.