Drake - P.Christlieb Master Series - Tenor Ebonite Mouthpiece
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- Award Winning After Sales Service
This model is based on the very same "Bullet Chamber" design that Pete Christlieb has played for over 50 years. The specially calibrated baffle is contoured to create an "aliveness" to the sound that is even through all the registers. The addition of the long silver plated banding on the shank helps to focus the core vibrational frequencies and generates greater projection.
"For a guy who has played on the same mouthpiece for 54 years, my new Aaron Drake recreation is incredibly accurate." Pete Christlieb
"This will work for the player looking to play in funk and pop settings - there's a great cut and brightness. Again, the resonance and vibrancy is inherent in the tone. If this pieces makes you start to play anything like Christlieb then you can be very happy with yourself!" Jim@sax.co.uk
Drake Mouthpieces is very proud that every aspect of these mouthpieces, and our other products, is "Home Grown" 100% made in the USA. Our products are all made "in-house" , no part of the manufacturing process is outsourced.
Drake Mouthpieces have become known around the world for their high quality, innovative designs and unique material makeup.
Drake is the first mouthpiece maker to utilize ceramic material to enhance the acoustic properties of our products. Our mouthpieces are revered for their accurate, immediate response and their incredible intonation stability and projection qualities.
Aaron Drake personally hand faces and finishes every mouthpiece. Aaron is an accomplished saxophonist with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Performance from the Eastman School of Music. He is also the recipient of a "Downbeat" award for outstanding soloist, and has toured throughout Europe and America.
"...much of the knowledge and conclusions I have arrived at are through my studies and performance of the Saxophone. Although mathematical accuracy is of extreme importance, how our mouthpieces play is of most critical concern. Every mouthpiece I make is calibrated and finished by hand as well as play tested to ensure the broadest spectrum of performance accuracy and expression." - Aaron Drake
All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process. Here at Sax.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance.
In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best.
Our 12-Step Checkover:
• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough play-test from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.
Delivery & Returns
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £75 TO UK MAINLAND
COMPETITIVE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES & PAY THE FINAL LANDED COST AT CHECKOUT!
If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here
Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.
Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom ordered goods, products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (reeds, mouthpieces etc), digital download codes or software licences. Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.