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Manufacturers Description

“Robusto”: for me, this is greatest all-around hard rubber jazz mouthpiece I've ever played 

Very personal and classic sounding. incredible blue note era sound of the 50′s and 60′s and a very modern sound is available from it at the same time! 

For modern guys that have the Merlot vibe: think Bergonzi, Frahm, Potter, Mintzer, and Seamus Blake. You can also get a Steve Grossman or Bob Berg vibe from it too, if you have those guys in your head. I wanted a warm, full sounding piece that wasn’t dark or stuffy at all. With Alexander NY or Vandoren blue box reeds, it will play its darkest but never stuffy or dull. this has a beautiful core sound and is incredibly flexible with all the sound spectrum it can offer! It can open up and let loose without getting bright for me. It does not have the tubbiness or stuffiness often associated with hard rubber vintage mouthpieces! I made this to sound warm yet with plenty of power when you push it. It has the lowest baffle of my 3 mouthpieces. 

Listen to the audios of Joel Frahm, then Tom Mitchell, then Jeff Rupert, and then Chris Potter in my Merlot audio section. This will show you the incredible sound spectrum it offers! Far more for me than all the warmer category hard rubber vintage mouthpieces. I wanted to make a warm playing tenor mouthpiece that didn't sound just like a 60′s slant, but does everything they can do, and much more. my piece don’t put you in a “sound corner” and make you sound one-way. Mine offer way more flexibility, depth, and clarity to the sound—–and with meaning! Joel Frahm is as picky as they come for achieving the perfect sound for himself, and he has gigged on and recorded with my Merlot and Robusto hard rubber models for a year now. My Merlot simply offers him more than his slant sig can possibly offer. The sound can be very clean or fluffy depending on how you play it. the high end releases the sound and doesn't make you sound airy or tubby on the palm keys. This piece does not make you play “one way” like the vintage mouthpieces. You can easily go from Stan Getz-Joel Frahm-Bob Berg with this piece. Like a fine wine, you will discover that this piece will continue to get better and better for you with time!

Finally, mouthpieces that can get both the vintage vibe and modern vibe.

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Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

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Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.

Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

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SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
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If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.