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A top-quality professional level mouthpiece, the Selmer S80 Series for alto saxophone is popular the world over. Machined from hard rod rubber to ass...Click To Read More About This Product

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Precision crafted with a firm yet responsive feel.

A top-quality professional level mouthpiece, the Selmer S80 Series for alto saxophone is popular the world over. Machined from hard rod rubber to assure stability, accuracy and consistent facings, these mouthpieces feature a square cross section in the chamber instead of the conventional arch. It is available in a variety of tips.

Model C: Tip: Close (1.60) / Facing: Med (22.00)
Model C*: Tip: Medium Close (1.70) / Facing: Medium (22.00)
Model C**: Tip: Medium (1.80) / Facing: Medium (22.00)
Model D: Tip: Medium (1.90) / Facing: Medium (22.00)
Model E: Tip: Medium Open (2.00) / Facing: Medium (22.00)
Model F: Tip: Medium Open (2.20) / Facing: Medium (22.00)
Model G: Tip: Open (2.40) / Facing: Medium (22.00)

FEATURES
Hard rubber
Square cross-sectioned chamber
Standard facing
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Selmer ParisS80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

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Drastic improvement to even the cheapest instruments

Recently I was asked to double on alto saxophone for performances of Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; I am usually bassoon III/contrabassoon. I hadn't played any saxophone for several years, alto saxophone...Read complete review

Recently I was asked to double on alto saxophone for performances of Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; I am usually bassoon III/contrabassoon. I hadn't played any saxophone for several years, alto saxophone in even longer and all that the orchestra could afford to rent for me was a band instrument from the local music store. So, I purchased the S80 C* mouthpiece and a Rovner ligature and was extremely impressed that using the exact same reeds (Vandoren #3, regular purple box) the instrument went from sounding like the local middle school marching band to something I could actually play symphonically. No, it didn't magically make it into a Selmer Mark VI, but everyone in the woodwind section and the conductor noticed immediately. The saxophone is getting returned to the store when the rental is up, but I'm keeping the mouthpiece for the next time I need to double!

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Bright classical sound

I find this mouthpiece to be a beautiful first step towards a great classical sound if you are a High School or Middle School player. However, once at a University, I believe it...Read complete review

I find this mouthpiece to be a beautiful first step towards a great classical sound if you are a High School or Middle School player. However, once at a University, I believe it is very important to find a mouthpiece which will exemplify the type of player you want to be. If you are a jazz player, you will have to find a better mouthpiece for jazz- this will not do. If you will be primarily a classical player, you need to decide if you will be playing mostly Broadway-type gigs, band gigs, or orchestral gigs. I do not find the Selmer C* (or the Larry Teal) to be appropriate- in my case- for the dark, rich sound needed to blend and tune with an orchestra. For that, I recommend a mouthpiece with a much larger chamber, and not a small chamber (such as the LT or C*) shaped either in a circle or square (as these two mouthpieces are). I have found the Caravan mouthpieces to blend with orchestra and produce a rich, dark sound- not found with this mouthpiece. In fact, I have even been told my sound is "too dark" in some cases... One more suggestion, if you are in MS or HS and are considering buying any new mouthpiece, be sure to buy about 3 at first, try them out, and then return the two you didn't like. WWBW has a great policy with this and it is the ONLY way you should buy any mouthpiece. It is quite possible to get a "dud" mouthpiece (relatively speaking) and to counter this, try 3 out first!!

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5.0

The Selmer S-80 D mouthpiece plays like a dream.

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from TX

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I was looking for an alto sax mouthpiece that could give more projection and play the bottom notes with less effort. The D mouthpiece is very strong and smooth and does the job, I play it with a #2 VanDoren reed.

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5.0

Matches great with my Mk VI

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from Persia

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Needed something more complimentary to non-jazz environments. This is the answer..

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5.0

What an improvement!

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from WY

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I'm a junior in high school, and I had been using the same mouthpiece for about a year, only it was school-owned. The old one, though, was really banged up on the rails. I enjoyed the sound, but it was a bit unpredictable and rough due to the damage. This new mouthpiece, though, was butter. I took a chance and switched to the new one right before All-State auditions. It did take a bit more air for volume than the old one, but it sounds so smooth and buttery! I've always received complements about my tone, but this made it even better! It's a wonderfully dark and blending classical mouthpiece, and I use it with a Yamaha Custom EXII alto, a Rovner Versa ligature, and D'Addario Reserve 3 reeds. It's great for concert band and other classical settings due to how it's smooth and it blends, but stay away from it for jazz or if you want to compete with trumpets or stick out.

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4.0

good sounding for a good price

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from tampa fl

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

used with a Yamaha 875 custom alto sax, crisp sound and easy to play with a (c) facing

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

S80 alto sax mouthpiece and Mark III C-1RL alto sax ligature

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from Idabel, OK

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

My son asked for these for his sax ... he will not open them as his Christmas present until New Year's, but I am certain he will be excited. He did a lot of research before he decided on these items.

 
5.0

Great for student players!

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from Richmond

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I bought this for my birthday because my old Yamaha mouthpiece chipped during marching band. When I received this it arrived very quickly and I played it for hours. It is much easier to use and produces a much cleaner warmer sound. It also comes with a mouthpiece cushion in case you wanted to know. I bought the C* and I would recommend this to anybody.

 
5.0

Great!!

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from Othello, Washington

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

the c* makes a great classical mouthpiece. none come close to it. great for classical music, it will really improve your tone. I play this with a rovner ligature and vandoren strength 3 reeds. the only thing I don't like is that it can be a pain to clean. no other mouthpieces I've had are as hard as this one to keep clean, don't know why either.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Mouthpiece

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from PA

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

The C* has been recommended to me by students and teachers alike. Playing on my C* with my selmer signet is an amazing combination. I can get a really nice sound from most reeds. The C* provides wonderful tone and I would never get rid of it. The C* is definitely a worthwhile investment.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great mouthpiece for any regular player

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from Los Angeles, Ca

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I play alto sax and I am already outgrowing this mouthpiece. It is only slightly dark and bright. The main problem for me is the tip is too small. The sound is not dark enough for me however it is a great mouthpiece. If you are a player looking to upgrade from a 4c it is the perfect mouthpiece. Why? Because it is easy to play, will sound great in a band or solo setting. However don't use it for marching band. The mouthpiece will suffer. I haven't and never will. However if you are a person with a vandoren mouthpiece don't change. Its not as dark as vandoren mouthpieces.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this mouthpiece is amazing

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from washington spokane

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Comments about Selmer Paris S80 Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

hi im 15 and have used this mouth piece for about two years now and have played for five.with this mouth piece i went from my selmer lavoix sounding like any other of the saxophones at cheney high to the person that stood out and now i have 1st on most of my music this mouth piece has helped me out alot and it a must buy

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