Category Archives: Mouthpieces

Lakeland Terrier just loves Soprano’s… ** now TWO videos **

As soon as I’d unpacked my lovely little Mirage Bb ‘curvie, and slipped on the closest available mouthpiece ( a very old Arbiter metal ‘5’, cost almost 70 quid in it’s day…) for it’s trial run, I just knew that … Continue reading

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Vintage versus modern saxophones…

I’m confused.  Nothing new there then… Been playing a fair bit of (Bb) tenor recently, kind of lost impetus on C-tenor (but NOT C-Soprano, still very enthusiastic about that one !) and I’m really torn between my 2009 Orpheo tenor … Continue reading

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It’s all in the player…

I’m reprinting the contents of an email here, sent to me by Lewis Pelham, and it really does sum up our (often) futile search for a better mouthpiece – when all along we don’t know what potential is lurking in … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to April ..??

Whatever happened to April – seemed to have slipped by at breakneck speed without a single new post.   So – just as a quick “catch-up”, here’s a few things that have changed, although I’ll probably expand on them in future … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Lawton 8*BB as well ?

It was so far back that I honestly can’t remember when I bought this Lawton 8*BB tenor sax mouthpiece.  I got it from Bill Lewington’s magical emporium, when they were in the West End – just the other side of … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas, and a Couf’y New Year…

  Having spent most of my active musical life playing alto and tenor sax with metal mouthpieces – initially stainless steel Bergs on both, but latterly a Lawton 8*BB tenor piece, and a bronze alto Berg – I now find … Continue reading

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Sixty-One today…

And still alive and kicking !  Well, not exactly kicking, as my arthritic knees may apparently also have a touch of gout  :(  I await the blood test results with interest, and just hope they didn’t test for leprosy as … Continue reading

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