A highly versatile and flexible alto mouthpiece that produces sounds that range from sweet, warm, and colorful to modern with some nice brightness, great clarity, and punch. An all-around mouthpiece. All the power necessary to lead a modern big band section through modern playing situations. Very versatile and classic sounding. An all-around mouthpiece like this should sing and ring, whether it’s warm or brighter! You can get all the classic alto vibes from this piece, but this has more power, clarity, and freedom in the blow. If you need even more aggressive, just go with the Showboat model. It’s that simple a choice. Phil Woods, Cannonball, Charles McPherson, and Dick Oats vibes are certainly all available with this Daddy-O, to name a few,This will have more punch and brightness to the sound than the Alto madness model, and less than the Showboat model. As always, it depends on what the player brings to the tableAn amazing alto mouthpiece with a harmonic richness not found in more traditional designs. You can play as quiet as you want and as loud as you want and I designed it so it would not be as bright or punchy as the Showboat model can get, but still have lots of volume, killer altissimo, and more power available than most straight ahead alto players have experienced from the vintage models. It’s so much more fun and satisfying to play than any vintage Meyer Bros and vintage mouthpieces like Brilhart, Selmer, Meyer, Otto Link, etc…), while keeping the tradition and classic alto sound associated with those pieces available. This piece can sing over a big band section or whisper as soft as you can.
This alto piece is for the player that digs a classic sound with punch and this has more freedom and clarity in it. It has straight side walls, and a very long and lower baffle compared to the Showboat model. There isn’t an alto mouthpiece that plays like this.
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