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Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Otto LinkMetal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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Unbelievably distinct

At first I ordered the 7* link just to see how the metal mouthpieces were on my Cannonball. I previously played on a size S8S Diamond Inlay, and tried a couple Meyer mouthpieces....Read complete review

At first I ordered the 7* link just to see how the metal mouthpieces were on my Cannonball. I previously played on a size S8S Diamond Inlay, and tried a couple Meyer mouthpieces. I was blown away at the sound I got immediately. This mouthpiece had such a rich sweetness to it that I had never heard before and it is working great in our jazz band. I can control the sound so easily and it has the nicest buzz when you push it hard. It made me and everybody around me a believer in metal alto mouthpieces.

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Sounds Thin, Uninspiring

Speaks well overall, but thin sounding particularly in the upper register, altissimo is difficult, and not a very bright or loud piece, despite trying multiple reed combinations. I have a Link for...Read complete review

Speaks well overall, but thin sounding particularly in the upper register, altissimo is difficult, and not a very bright or loud piece, despite trying multiple reed combinations. I have a Link for Bari and I love it, but this one was just too thin for my taste. I exchanged it for another mouthpiece, and WWBW was excellent about the return.

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3.0

Sounds Thin, Uninspiring

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from Grand Junction, CO

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Comments about Otto Link Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Speaks well overall, but thin sounding particularly in the upper register, altissimo is difficult, and not a very bright or loud piece, despite trying multiple reed combinations. I have a Link for Bari and I love it, but this one was just too thin for my taste. I exchanged it for another mouthpiece, and WWBW was excellent about the return.

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5.0

Oh. My. Goodness.

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from Birmingham, AL

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Comments about Otto Link Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

So, the mouthpiece arrived, and I immediately plopped it on my Buescher. The mouthpiece was an EXTREMELY tight fit, but after a couple doses of cork grease and a little bit of pushing, it got on. I tried putting on the ligature, and it worked, but the problem with the ligature is that the reed table is a little clumsy. Anyways, I slapped on a Java and started blowing some Bird. I had to pause for a little bit to just soak in what had happened. The tone that it produced reminded me of like an alto version of Dexter Gordon (now I have to learn how to play like him). Intonation needs a little bit of work, considering that it's harder to control on this one. Even with a synthetic reed like a Forestone Black Bamboo, it sounded great. Granted, the Forestone sounded clearer, almost robot-like. The ONLY problem I've had with this mouthpiece is that the ligature is horrid. The ligature tends to scratch up the mouthpiece at the top part. But then again, this mouthpiece was meant to be played, not looked at. The only recommendation I would have is to look around and try different tip openings, because now that I look back on it, my tip opening seems just a little bit to small. It doesn't make it unplayable, but it's just a preference.

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5.0

Amazing Mouthpiece

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from Texas

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Looks great, sounds great and very easy to control. worth every penny. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

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5.0

Best Mouthpiece I've ever Played On

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from South Holland, IL

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Comments about Otto Link Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

When I first saw this mouthpiece, I only wanted to get it becaue it looked like the mouthpiece that my jazz role model, Kirk Whalum, used to use at the time. When I finally had the opportunity to buy it, I played it was immediately blown away by th rich, warm, yet vibrant sound that I got from it. I use a 5 facing and it has been holding me for almost 3 years now. This mouthpiece can be good for all types of music ranging from jazz to r&b and from gospel to hip-hop and other genres that you may be interested in. If you can, hurry up and buy one of these mouthpieces. I am a living witness that this mouthpiece will not let you down. The only thing I would suggest is to buy a different ligature for it because the otto link ligature is not really the best. In my opinion, I would suggest the BG Revelation Jazz Ligature for the alto or tenor link. Although, there are many other ligature options out there. Other than that, this mouthpiece is definitely worth every penny.

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5.0

gorgeous tone, lots of fun!

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from Portland, Oregon

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I was originally on an otto link 6 rubber mouthpiece, but my teacher recommended that I look at getting a metal mouthpiece. I went to a music store so I could try to couple of different ones instead of ordering one online that I didn't get to try. I tried the otto link 5, 5*, 6, and 6*. I fell in love with the 5 right away. I've been playing on it for two weeks, and the sound is amazing. It's got such power, and such a distinct tone quality. It's a great mouthpiece. It's a little brighter than the otto link 6 rubber, but not too much, and it has great dynamic contrast. I can play really soft and blend with my section, or play out for a solo. It's an amazing mouthpiece, and I recommend it to everyone. :)

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5.0

:-)

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from Fort Myers, Florida

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Comments about Otto Link Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

This mouthpiece is amazing. It has almost PERFECT intonation, and boy, getting up in the 5th and 6th octave registers, this baby is a beauty. I have a Selmer sax, and this 5* mouthpiece and a fresh Van Doren, makes you shine. The only downfall is that it is very tight on the cork, so make sure you have a thin cork or you have it shaved down before you get this mouthpiece.

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5.0

Best I Ever Had

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from South Holland, IL

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I am 16 years old and I've been playing the saxophone for well over a year now. When I first read about this mouthpiece, I decided I wanted one because I read it was good for jazz. When I got it, I realized that it was better than I thought. I automatically fell in love with it. It has a sharp yet warm sound that you could really get used to. For an extra tip, use vandoren java, rico jazz select, or any other wooden reed you can get. The plastic reeds are okay, but the altissimmo register responds quicker with the wooden reeds. Other than that, this is a really great mouthpiece for any genre of music you may be interested in.

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5.0

Classical, Jazz, and 6 Octaves Too!

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from Hackensack, Minnesota

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Comments about Otto Link Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Reccomended for the player with a well trained and reliable sense of pitch and a good embochure. Do not underestimate the capabilities of the modern Super Tone Master. While it may be difficult to master, this is the only piece for me capable to achieve both professional classical and jazz sound with the widest dynamic range and variations in colour. Capable of blending a subtone into a full note and adding harmonics to create duo and even tri-tones, it climbs effotlessly into the altissimo range even to the 5th and sixth octave with a control that allows difficult passages within the atlissimo range and easily back and forth to the lower half of the staff. It has a fair ability to center, but what it does not have in center it more than makes up for in response. It is very sensitive to individual and moreover different reeds. Different strengths and type reeds changes my 5 star into a different mouthpiece, On my Soprano I use a 4 and a 4** which was custom maade by the late James R. of Otto Link. On Alto a 5* and Tenor a 6. The only down side to the larger openings is that they tend to be very difficult to maintain a "Classical" school embochure. However on the smaller opening (less than 6) utilizing a french "cone" (and variations there-of) technique you can somewhat get the sounds of violin, oboe, english horn and even a conical bore horn (F.H. - FL).

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5.0

nice mouth piece

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from bordentown

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this is only the second mouth piece that hav used but let me tell you i think that it is the best in the world i has a wonderfull sound and a great feel but like in other reviews you hav probebly sen the lig is not that good so i am going to get a new one once i get out to the music store but it is not the worst in the world so i can make do the mouth piece has great volume also and i only got a six ao i might get a seven or an eight if i feel like it but this mouth piece is great and i would recomend it to any of my friends

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5.0

This is a sweet mouthpiece!

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from Roy, UT

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I'll spare you the whole multitude of other mouthpieces I've used. Right now I'm using a metal Link 8 with a Rico Reserve 2 reed. It took me a long time to figure out what kind of reed to use on this piece. I've got a softer one now and intonation even with this big a facing is marvelous. I'm actually thinking of getting a smaller facing even though this one is quite comfortable so I can use a little harder reed to get a woodier drier sound. People sometimes complain about the Link's ligature but personally I believe that it's part of what givers the Link it's classic sound.

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