close deal

Our Price: $9.99

Sale: $4.98 (50% off)

See this Deal


Deltalab DMT1 Digi Metronome

product image

Remaining Quantity: 849

see this deal

*Additional discounts do not apply

Price valid on in stock items only.

(800) 348-5003
Call Our Product Specialists: (800) 348-5003
CartView Cart
  • Accessories
    • Woodwind Accessories
      Ligatures and Mouthpiece Caps
      Straps and Supports
      Instrument Stands
      Cases and Gig Bags
    • Brass Accessories
      Instrument Stands
      Replacement Parts
      Valve, Rotor and Slide Oil
      Cases and Gig Bags
    • Music Stands
    • Orchestral String Accessories
      Instrument Stands
      Bows & Rosin
      Instrument Pickups
    • Care and Cleaning
      General Care
      Woodwind Care
      Brass Care
      Orchestral String Care
      Drum Care
      Guitar Care
    • Marching Band
      Batons and Maces
      Color Guard
      Field Accessories
      Lyres and Flip Folders
      Podiums and Transport
    • Practice and Performance Aids
      Tuners and Metronomes
      Phrase Samplers
      Vocal Accessories
      Hand and Finger Exercisers
      Tone Enhancers and Practice Aids
      Carts and Stage Accessories
    • Lifestyle
      Caps and Headwear
      Home Furnishings
      Shoes and Footwear
      Jewelry and Watches
      Lifestyle Accessories
  • Woodwinds
    • Saxophones
      Alto Saxophones
      Tenor Saxophones
      Soprano Saxophones
      Baritone and Bass Saxophones
      Saxophone Necks
      Saxophone Reeds
      Saxophone Mouthpieces
    • Flutes and Piccolos
      Alto Flutes
      Bass Flutes
      Flute Head Joints
    • Clarinets
      Bb Clarinets
      A Clarinets
      Eb Clarinets
      Bass Clarinets
      Harmony Clarinets
      Clarinet Barrels
      Clarinet Reeds
      Clarinet Mouthpieces
    • Double Reed Instruments
      English Horns
      Bassoon Bocals
      Oboe and Bassoon Reeds
    • Woodwind Accessories
      Ligatures and Mouthpiece Caps
      Instrument Stands
      Cases and Gig Bags
      Care and Cleaning
    • Recorders
  • Brass
    • Trumpets
      Bb Trumpets
      C Trumpets
      Eb / D Trumpets
      F / G Trumpets
      Piccolo Trumpets
      Bass Trumpets
      Pocket Trumpets
      Herald Trumpets
    • Cornets
      Bb Cornets
      C Cornets
      Eb Cornets
    • Flugelhorns
      Professional Flugelhorns
      Intermediate Flugelhorns
      Student Flugelhorns
    • French Horns
      Double Horns
      Single French Horns
      Triple Horns
      Descant French Horns
    • Trombones
      Tenor Trombones
      Bass Trombones
      Alto Trombones
      Valve Trombones
      Soprano Trombones
    • Baritone Horns
      Alto and Tenor Horns
      Concert Baritones
    • Euphoniums
      Professional Euphonium
      Intermediate Euphonium
      Student Euphonium
    • Tubas
      Bb Tubas
      C Tubas
      Eb Tubas
      F Tubas
    • Marching Brass
      Marching Bb Trumpets
      Marching French Horns
      Marching Baritones
      Marching Euphoniums
      Marching Tubas
    • Bugles
    • Brass Accessories
      Mouthpiece Accessories
      Instrument Stands
      Replacement Parts
      Cases and Gig Bags
      Care and Cleaning
  • Orchestral
    • Violins
    • Violas
    • Cellos
    • Double Bass
    • Harps
    • Orchestral String Accessories
      Bows and Rosin
      Instrument Stands
      Bowed Instrument Pickups
      Shoulder Rests, Pads & Parts
  • Sheet Music,
    Books & More
    • Browse by Instrument
      Flute & Piccolo
      Oboe & Bassoon
      French Horn
      Euphonium & Tuba
    • String Instrument Books
      Double Bass
    • Concert Band Music
    • Jazz Band Music
    • Piano/Keyboard Books
    • Vocal Books
    • Real & Fake Books
    • Tablature
  • Classroom &
    • Recorders
    • Orff Instruments
      Instrument Bars
      Orff Mallets
    • Classroom Rhythm Instruments
      Kids Hand Drums
      Classroom Percussion Sets
      Shakers and Rattles
      Claves and Blocks
      Kids Tambourines and Cymbals
    • World Percussion
      Hand Percussion
      Steel Drums
    • Boomwhackers
    • Tuned Bells
    • Classroom Furniture
      Music Storage
      Rolling Carts and Instrument Storage
      Music Stands
    • Elementary Music Books
      Music and Movement
      World and Folk Music
      General Music
      Shows and Musicals
      Music Theory
      Teaching Aids
    • Kazoos
  • Percussion
    • Concert Drums
      Concert Snare Drums
      Concert Toms
      Concert Bass Drums
      Drop Covers & Cases
      Concert Sticks / Mallets
    • Mallet Percussion
      Bells & Glockenspiels
      Drop Covers & Cases
      Keyboard Mallets
    • Marching Percussion
      Marching Snare Drums
      Marching Tenors
      Marching Bass Drums
      Marching Sticks
      Cases & Covers
      Parts & Hardware
    • World Percussion
      Congas & Hand Drums
      Hand-Held Percussion
      Effect Percussion
      Brazillian & Samba
      Steel Drums
    • Auxiliary Percussion
      Concert Blocks
    • Concert Cymbals & Gongs
      Crash Cymbal Pairs
      Suspended Cymbals
      Marching Cymbals
      Gongs & Crotales
    • Sticks & Mallets
      Marching Snare Sticks
      Tenor Mallets
      Bass Drum Mallets
      Concert Sticks
      Concert Keyboard Mallets
      Timpani Mallets
      Sticks & Mallet Bags
    • Drum Heads
      Timpani Heads
      Snare Drum Heads
      Concert Bass Drum Heads
      Marching Drum Heads
      All Drum Heads
    • Practice Pads
    • Student Snare / Bell Kits
  • Drums
    • Acoustic Drums
      Complete Sets
      Shell Packs
      Snare Drums
      Drum Cases & Bags
    • Electronic Drums
      Complete Sets
      Electronic Drum Pads
      Acoustic Drum Triggers
      Sound Modules
      Drum Marchines
    • Cymbals
      Cymbal Packs
      China & Effect
      Cymbal Cases & Bags
    • Drum Heads
    • Hardware
      Cymbal Stands
      Snare Stands
      Hardware Cases & Bags
    • Accessories & Parts
      Drum Shields
      Drum Cases
      Racks & Clamps
      Impact Badges & Dampening
      Drum Keys & Tuning Tools
      Care & Cleaning
    • Sticks & Brushes
  • Pro Audio
    • Microphones & Wireless
      Wireless Systems
      Live Microphones
      Recording Microphones
      Microphone Stands
      Microphone Cables
      Microphone Accessories
    • Live Sound
      Live Sound Packages
      PA Cabinets
      Power Amplifiers
      Signal Processors
      Stage Supplies
      Mixer Cases and Bags
      Power Essentials
    • Recording
      Recording Packages
      Studio Monitors
      Audio Recorders
      Studio Furniture
      Acoustical Treatment
    • Software
      Notation Software
      DAW Software
      Sound Libraries and Loops
      Marching and Drill Design
    • Computers
    • iOS Devices
    • Headphones
    • DJ Gear
      DJ Cases
      DJ Controllers
      DJ Packages
    • Lighting and Stage Effects
    • Karaoke
  • Guitars
    • Guitars
      Electric Guitars
      Acoustic Guitars
      Classical & Nylon Guitars
      Guitar Value Packages
    • Bass
      Electric Bass Guitars
      Electric-Acoustic Bass Guitars
      Electric Upright Basses
      Double Basses
    • Amplifiers & Effects
      Guitar Amplifiers
      Bass Amplifiers
      Multi Effects
      Guitar Effects
      Bass Effects
      Loop Effects
    • Guitar Accessories
      Cases & Gig Bags
      Pickups & Parts
      Guitar Stands & Hangers
    • Folk Instruments
      Pedal & Lap Steels
      Latin Strings
  • Keyboards
    • Digital Pianos
    • Synthesizers
    • Workstations
    • Organs
    • Portables & Arrangers
    • MIDI Controllers
    • Keyboard Packages
    • Sound Modules
    • Production & Groove
    • Keyboard Accessories
    • Music Software
  • More
    • Amplifiers & Effects
    • Folk & Traditional Instruments
    • Bass
    • Marching Band
    • iOS Devices
    • Lifestyle
Item# 463138 664
Similar Vandoren Products | All Vandoren Products

Rebate Available

Download Rebate
Rebates Available
View Rebates

5.00 based on 17 Customer Reviews17 Customer Reviews Write a Review
  • Print the following sections:

Save $113.00 (48%), MSRP $232.99

The Woodwind and Brasswind Guarantee
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • 45 Day Return Policy
  • Ask Our Experts
Perfect for the all-around playing of students and pros alike.

Vandoren Optimum Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
The Vandoren Optimum series of saxophone mouthpieces is designed to be more free blowing and responsive. This alto sax mouthpiece gives you accurate articulation and total control at all dynamic ranges with precise intonation.

These mouthpieces are available in two different facings, the AL3 and the AL4. The AL3 most closely resembles a C* facing and is perfect for students from beginner to intermediate and into advanced. The AL4 is based on the popular A27 from the V5 series. The design is a bit more open and better for professionals or serious, upper-level students. It is similar to C**.

Vandoren mouthpieces are known for their high, uniform quality—among the best of the mass produced. The Vandoren line is extensive. It covers all woodwinds and offers designs suited to a variety of playing and musical styles.

Order today with the no-risk assurance of our Total Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantees!

  • Material: Hard Rubber

Customer Reviews
You must be signed in to write a review. Please click here to sign in.
Sort Reviews By

"Great All-around Classical Mouthpiece"

by Daniel Duplantis - 7/6/2012 3:32:17 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 years, entering college music major Classical Houma, Louisiana

After recently graduating high school and entering college as a music major on sax, I was looking to buy my own professional mouthpiece. Throughout high school I played on a school-owned Rashcer mouthpiece. I've also tried a Selmer S80 C*. Neither of these mouthpieces gave the same results that I've gotten with my AL-3. This mouthpiece has a great classical tone and plays great in all registers on my Unison S300II alto. I use a mouthpiece saver which gives it extra comfort. I use regular vandoren 3.5 strength reeds with a Ravner leather ligature. If you're a serious student looking for an upgrade professional mouthpiece, this is an excellent choice.

Was this review useful?

"The last stop in my search for a classical mouthpiece"

by Paul - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Band Director Concert Band, Contemp Christian, Jazz Jacksonville, FL
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I had been struggling with a different mouthpiece by a famous manufacturer for several years. The old piece just wasn't working for me...I could not get the dark sound I wanted. The "S" piece was also very resistant and slow to respond - I never got comfortable with it. This piece is completely different! Responsive, good intonation and very flexible in tone quality. I could not imagine being happier. This is my second Vandoren mouthpiece and I am very impressed. I can get the sound I want without having to think about it.

Was this review useful?

"Great Mouthpiece"

by Chris - 6/19/2012 3:46:17 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Music Education Major Classical, Jazz Terre Haute, Indiana
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Recently, I have played on the Selmer S80 C* Mouthpiece. After purchasing the Vandoren Optimum AL3 I immediately heard and felt a difference in my sound. My tone was much more desirable that the tone that the S80 gave me. I have a richer and darker tone which is great for classical music. I would recommend this mouthpiece to anyone that wants to improve how they sound while playing classical music.

Was this review useful?

"Absolutely Splendid!"

by Kevin - 5/14/2011 5:17:39 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
College Student Classical Stow, OH
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I went to a local music store and I tried out a variety of alto saxophone mouthpieces. This mouthpiece out played every single of the other mouthpieces I tried. It has an absolutely beautiful. The sound is not only deep, but almost rich. I had never heard my alto sound so beautiful. Furthermore, all the notes on my saxophone seemed to come out with a little more ease. The more I played this mouthpiece, the more I loved what I was hearing. I loved it so much that I immediately ordered it off WWBW because it was about $20 cheaper. I got the AL4, the AL3 was a little too closed for me.

Was this review useful?

"Beautiful Sound"

by Emily - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
8 years on alto sax mostly classical, some jazz Vermont
34 people out of 37 found this review helpful

This is a GREAT mouthpiece - I've played a couple others but none of them give as good of a sound. I get a lot of compliments on my tone now and I think it has a lot to do with the Optimum. It's really clear, dark, smooth, rich, direct - it's great for classical but definitely not for jazz because it's so clean sounding. I got the AL3 and I've had it for about 2 1/2 years and it still sounds great, but the smaller facing is starting to feel like there's not enough flexibility, so I would definitely say for really experienced players or anyone playing on harder reeds (4 or above) that the AL4 would be the way to go.

Was this review useful?
See all 17 reviews
I live in Puerto Rico and I would like to know if the return policy about trying a mouthpiece for a couple of days apply to my country. Thanks
[+] Click to See Answer
I bought the Vandoren Optimum blemished option. Does this "defect" could affect the mouthpiece performance?
[+] Click to See Answer
Which of the used mouthpieces is the AL4?
[+] Click to See Answer
I am not sure about buying the Vandoren AL3 or AL4. Is there any way I could try them both and then send the one I prefer the least back?
[+] Click to See Answer
How long do mouthpieces take to ship to Michigan?
[+] Click to See Answer
Is this mouthpiece shipped in its original box and cover.
[+] Click to See Answer
Can you reccomend a good saxophone for students?
[+] Click to See Answer
Do I need to buy a ligator when I buy a mouthpiece. I have one from plastic mouthpiece. Can I use that one? Do I need to buy another one to play it?
[+] Click to See Answer
What experience level is this mouthpiece geared for?
[+] Click to See Answer
I could use some advice about saxophone mouthpieces. My daughter is a high school senior and will be using it for college marching band and concert band (not jazz) but is not a music major. She probably plays at an early advanced level. Vandoren has been recommended but we're not sure which one would be best. After reading reviews, the Optimum seems like a good candidate. Can you give us a reccomendation?
[+] Click to See Answer
I am looking to buy a new alto sax mouthpiece. I play only in concert bands. I am a retired teacher and I have been using a Meyer for 20 years. Thinking about the Vandoren Optimum. Which of the AL3 or AL4 would be best for an intermediate player looking for a rich responsive concert soun?
[+] Click to See Answer
Is the vandoren optimum alto saxophone mouthpiece made of metal?
[+] Click to See Answer
Price Guarantee
Seen a lower price for the Vandoren Optimum Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece? Fill out this form and we'll BEAT IT*.
(US Currency)      

Select File 5mb limit

* Price guarantee valid on all new in-stock merchandise sold by an authorized U.S. Dealer. Guarantee does not apply to discontinued, blemished, damaged, closeout, open box, refurbished or auction items. You will be contacted via email shortly after submission of request.

Instant SSL Certificate Secured
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site