10mfan "Robusto" Rubber Saxophone Mouthpiece: Finally, mouthpieces that can get both the vintage vibe and modern vibe!
For me, this is perfection!
"I designed it to be my personal tenor mouthpiece - and it is. This offers the perfect blend of lows, mids, and highs, whilst retaining a rich colour palette and wide dynamic range. The sound has a really great warmth and brightness available. Plenty of punch to it when pushed. This has a timeless "Hard Bop NY Tenor sound" And a modern sound is available from it at the same time. "My search for the perfect mouthpiece has ended here." Pharoah Sanders, Joel Frahm, Jan Garbarek, David Mann, Dave O'Higgins, Emanuele Cisi, and Ken Gioffre are just a few of the guys playing on the Robusto model, and getting their own personal sounds from that same mouthpiece.
Classic straight ahead sound with more power, punch, and highs available than the traditional vintage mouthpieces…And with a nice sizzle on top. Lots of room to let loose with this piece. It's very Gene Ammons on his "Boss tenors" Album, and Dexter Gordon on his "Go" Album. It offers great body and depth. It's clean and powerful top to bottom with a huge body of sound.
Like all my mouthpieces, the sound "Opens up" beautifully as you push it. This has a longer baffle than the merlot and the sound is big and fat with much more punch available. This piece is an incredible all-round, straight ahead jazz hard rubber tenor mouthpiece.