Saxscape Uptown Slant Tenor Sax Mouthpiece 7 PROTOTYPE
This woodwind is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-12-15)
Price : US $129.50
For auction: Saxscape Uptown Dark .110 (7*) tenor sax mouthpiece, prototype, dated 12/15/05, HR profile
Saxscape is making available some prototype and used pieces that were in the shop but are different from the Pro Series pieces that will be available thru my website at www.saxscape.com. They have been fully play-tested for quality, but may have cosmetic blemishes or other markings. Most prototype pieces have more hand work than usual since they were used to arrive at the concepts for the other pieces, and each one is guaranteed to have its own unique sound and response.
This mouthpiece is a very early prototype from 2005. It features a straight baffle which goes into a rollover, and a moderately large chamber. The sidewalls are pretty straight until it opens a little at the chamber. The piece was modeled after an Otto Link ''Slant Signature'', and has a pretty bright tone. Please listen to the mp3 for an idea of how it sounds.
There is some roughness visible in the chamber and sidewalls -- in my experience, there is no benefit to the tone or response from finishing these areas smoothly. To do this would mean a lot more time and higher cost .
About Cast Acrylic:
• Machining-quality cast acrylic brings together the best qualities of hard rubber and metal: good hardness, durability, and light weight
• FDA approved for food and oral contact -- no health concerns about epoxy baffles or metal plating
• Stronger and higher quality than the extruded acrylic used in other mouthpieces
This woodwind is sold (sold on 2009-12-15)
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