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Beechler Metal BELLITE Alto Saxophone MouthpieceThe Beechler Metal Bellite alto sax mouthpiece is cast from the finest surgical steel. Surgical steel is a specific type of stainless steel, often used in medical applications, made out of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. The chromium gives the metal its scratch and corrosion resistance, the nickel provides a smooth and polished finish, and the molybdenum gives greater hardness and helps maintain an edge. Only instead of slicing surgical patients, you'll be slicing through hard bop and modal jazz changes with surgical precision.The material is resistant to corrosion, breakage, or change in playing characteristics due to environmental considerations. The hardness of this metal provides an ultra fast response time to bring out the brilliance of the overtone series. The Bellite Alto features a medium high baffle and open chamber, which supports a brilliant contemporary sound as well as a subdued ballad sound. Ligatures and caps are provided with all Beechler Gold and Bellite models.
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Wow, once when I was young and inexperienced I bought a Dukoff D6. What a mistake. If you don't know why I say that, buy one. I hid that horrid thing away and played on a Meyer 5 since then, and recently a guy was interested in a trade (his Bellite for my Dukoff). The only reason I agreed was the Bellites are worth more, and I planned to sell the piece and cut my losses. Received it TODAY, liked the way it looked, the ligature works great, better than many stock ligs out there. Slap it on, shudders remembering the sound of the Dukoff, the intonation problems, the dreaded chirp every now and then. Start playing, my god this thing plays great. Smooth, not harsh, I would say not contemporary, just good saxophone sound. The subtones are great, full on low notes are powerful. I will say as far as the low notes go, there is a lack of lower overtones which hard rubber pieces do have. The only adapting needed was about 4 minutes long in which the mid range notes sounded a little, let's say "Dukoff-ish". Quickly went away. My common trouble of getting F#3 to sound is nonexistent. The altissimo, incredible. I can get 6 octaves out of this baby no problem. Multiphonics are very hard to speak. Slap tongues are good and loud. Circular breathing is easy due to the back pressure. Octave chords are easy (not sure if anyone else plays those). Great mouthpiece with only a few minor trouble spots like the multiphonics and lack of overtones in the low notes.
I am happy to say that Beechler has outdone itself with this mouthpiece. The Beechler Bellite I purchased a few months ago has helped me tremendously in producing the sound I've been aiming to reach for the longest time!
*Great air flow and high response: I can't say how many times I've used a mouthpiece and had air pressure quickly build up in my head. This mouthpiece eliminates that problem.
*Produces a bright, rich sound many jazz players are looking for.
*Altissimo notes and overtones pop out with ease. On my first try with the mouthpiece, I was able to hit partials in the overtone series I couldn't reach before with just my older mouthpieces. It actually helped with training my ear to hear the overtones and finally hit those "missing" partials on my older mouthpieces.
*Mainly a reed issue: if you have a reed that's too soft, you'll definitely find yourself squawking notes a lot. Too hard, and you'll find yourself playing very airy. Once you find the right reed that suits your needs, it's well worth it.
*As with all metal mouthpieces, it's quick to cause fast condensation in it and your horn. If you have constant moisture issues with your saxophone, this may become a small problem if you don't have swabs or pad savers handy.
I was playing on an Otto Link 8* because it was my first step in the metal mouthpieces it is a really great mouth piece and the altissimo and its tone is great but I felt like something was missing, but the thing that made me want to switch was the ligature on the Otto Link it would not secure tightly at all and the reed would move it. It was not tight enough, and I had been listening to Boney James a lot and I loved his sound and I wondered what mouthpiece he used for his alto and I looked it up on his site and saw that he uses a Beechler 8 with Vandoren V16 3.5 with a Winslow ligature so I decided to buy the mouth piece and I just received it 2 days ago and its every thing my Otto Link wasn?t right now I'm using Lavoz medium with my Beechler witch of course is Gerald Albrights setup except he uses a diamond inlay but I still get the same sound and its beautiful, but I expect my sound to change once my Vandoren V16 reeds come in. and I'm finding that the altissimo is kinda hard but I guess it because I'm not use to the mouthpiece yet but I expect it to be on it in a couple of days because I love to play altissimo notes so I'll be okay over all I give this piece an 10 out of 10 and my link a 7 out of ten hope this helps.
I thought this was a really nice mouthpiece when I received it. However, never having played on a metal mouthpiece, I wasn't sure what I was getting into. I would highly recommend this mouthpiece for advanced players and intermediate players who have had significant experience with metal mouthpieces. I consider myself an intermediate player but like I said, I never used metal before. I ended up returning it because it wasn't right for me at this time.
I purchased a Beechler Bellite mouthpiece about 2 months ago, and I'm happy to say I've been quite satisfied. The piece (a Beechler Bellite 7) is very responsive, brilliant sounding, and warm. It plays evenly from the lower register all the way up through the altissimo. The mouthpiece can be applied to a variety of styles and truly provides for a unique sound. It can easily achieve a modern, contemporary sound, with the desired edge, but without the shrillness that comes from other metal mouthpieces.
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