Otto Link Vintage Metal - Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
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Those who are looking to recapture the old Link sound, Otto Link Vintage may be exactly the mouthpiece you’re after.
In Commemoration and celebration of their 90th anniversary, jj Babbitt Company has introduced the new Otto Link Vintage Mouthpiece for the tenor sax. Several years in the making, the Otto Link Vintage mouthpiece recaptures 'the sound' of early Otto Links. A combination of changes both inside and out; body shape, bore, chamber, baffle, side rails and tuning, recaptures the Otto Link sound of yesteryear, setting it apart from the current Otto Link. The * has a slightly wider tip opening which allows more air in and assists in creating a bigger sound.
Material: 24k gold plated brass
Made In: USA
Ligature: Classic metal Link floating plate design
Manufacturing Method: Moulded
Recommended for: Jazz Professionals
"A quick check over this mouthpiece gives a good idea of what you're dealing with here. This mouthpiece has huge chamber- significantly larger than Link's other 'big chamber' model- the New York. A play test confirmed this- this 'piece has a huge, dark tone more reminiscent of some sort of ebonite 'piece than a metal one. The response from top to bottom was smooth and even- with a surprisingly lively and robust altissimo. Stanley Turrentine or Lester Young style players should be able to immediately relate to this design." Jules@sax.co.uk
Otto Link Mouthpieces
Otto Link started as a repair technician in the William S. Haynes flute company in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1920s. In the early 1930s he moved to 117 West 48th street in New York City to start his own mouthpiece business. During the 1950s he briefly moved to Freeport on Long Island, NY, before moving his business to Pompano Beach, Florida in the late 1950s. He later sold the company to Ben Harrod who continued to produce and hand finish mouthpieces under the Otto Link name during the 1960s/70s. Today, Otto Link mouthpieces are produced and distributed by the J.J. Babbitt company in Elkhart, Indiana.
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