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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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I have tried a Meyer 6 and a Runyon Bionix 8 and I was not satisfied with either of them. I fell in love with Dave Koz's sound and decided to take a gamble and get the Beechler. When it first arrived I couldn't believe how small it was. It?s about the size of a typical metal soprano mouthpiece. It took me about 5-6 weeks to get the mouthpiece to purr. It?s very different from any mouthpiece that you ever have or will try. Over all I would recommend this mouthpiece to every one, but only if your going to put in the time to master it.
I have been playing Alto Saxophone for 15 years now and have been using a metal mouthpiece for 7 of those years. I was playing a Runyon Smooth Bore #6 mouthpiece and was having some problems with the sound that I was getting. As bright sounding as it was, I was not satisfied with the sound so I finally spent the money for an upgrade to this mouthpiece. I wanted to recreate some of Dave Koz's sound and also paired it with the #3 Rico Plasticover reeds. I thought that I would need more time to get used to the mouthpiece, but I was wrong! Right out of the box, it gave me the sound I wanted with the power and tone I needed. The only difference between the mouthpieces was that I could not blow the heck out of it and produce the same sound, like I could with the Runyon. But, this being said, now that I am not concentrating on lung capacity and airflow, I was able to focus on tone and the altissimo register. Definitely buy this mouthpiece - it is well worth the wait!!!
I've held off for a long time trying out a Beechler metal for my Selmer Super Action 80 Serie II, simply because I've always used hard rubber and believed that it allowed me to have a much more open, full blasting sound. Well, I finally purchased the Beechler Beelite metal #7 and I am so impressed with it. I admit that the sound isn't as open as a typical wide tipped hard rubber, but what it makes up for is in intonation and crispness! I believe that Intonation and a pure sound is much more important when you really want to play with your soul than any loud, forceful, open hard rubber sound can provide. One of the main reasons I disliked metal was because I believed that they take the "breath" sound away from the horn, well the Beechler is one such metal that is not like that - it still allows the horn to breath! This is important. When the horn is put to a mic, it sounds Soooo sweet and powerful with a Beechler metal. You may have to get used to it if you are switching over from a lifetime of the hard rubbers like I was, but now I'm working to perfect it and I tried to go back to the hard rubber in comparison and there just is no comparison anymore for me and the sound that I'm looking for. Don't listen to all the hype about this mouthpiece, if you really are interested, you have to find a sax store and take your own horn in and try one out - which is what I did before I paid the money to purchase one. Now the only thing is that I believe that the ligature that comes is okay, but there are other ligatures that allow this mouthpiece to work so much more effectively - you need to experiment with that ligature reed setup once you get the mouthpiece, in order to find out what works best!! Don't not try this one - you owe it to yourself if you are looking for a quality sound to try it.
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.
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.
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