- MOUTHPIECES & LIGATURES
- SYOS MOUTHPIECES
A favorite among jazz musicians, each Metalite mouthpiece is crafted from a durable and resonant material to offer the sound of a metal mouthpiece -- without the expense. Metalite mouthpieces feature a medium-small chamber and are available in three tip openings; they are pitched at A=440.
Available in 3 tip openings:
#5 Medium Open
I bought one of these to go on an old pre-war Bari which I have just got; the classy old Selmer mouthpiece that came with it looked great, but didn't work too well for me. This one gives a lot more bite to my sound, and has clearly been well thought through as the interior is carefully engineered, presumably to speed up the jet of air by having a raised shelf beneath the reed etc.. This is how it gets its more "metallic" sound presumably, although the resin from which it is made is probably a bit harder than the standard plastic also. Importantly as well for me, I get less bum notes (technical term) than with my other mouthpieces (I have a standard cheapie mouthpiece in addition to the Selmer). Of course all mouthpieces are a personal thing, but you can't really go wrong with one of these, on account of it's definite personality, good engineering, and cheap price. I am using a RICO Plasticote reed (3) and a BG Flex ligature for a Tenor sax, as the folk at Curly Woodwind said that this would be the right fit. And it is; works fine. I suppose one niggle would be that it comes without its own ligature, but there you go. There are some reviews on YouTube which are informative on this mouthpiece. Bob English. on 31st Jul 2018