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Drake Ceramic Instruments

Drake Ceramic Instruments

Inventor, craftsman and professional musician Aaron Drake has recently released a new line of saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces and accessories. The Ceramic Custom, Vintage Resin and Ceramic Chamber saxophone mouthpieces all share a common ingredient – ceramics. At first glance, one might think that a ceramic mouthpiece would be brittle and prone to chipping and […]

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DURGA by Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces

Theo Wanne recently released his newest mouthpiece DURGA from Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces. According to theowanne.com, “The DURGA is the culmination of many years of research and testing…No longer do we, as saxophonists, have to suffer with a thin and nasal sound in order to get huge power and projection. The DURGA is at once, […]

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Virtuoso Saxophones by R.S. Berkeley

R.S. Berkeley has recently released their new, professional “Virtuoso” line of saxophones. Virtuoso alto and tenor saxophone models are currently manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. They are offered in gold lacquer, gold plating, silver plating, black lacquer and matte finishes. The saxophone in its present form has not changed significantly since the […]

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KALI by Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces

Renowned mouthpiece maker Theo Wanne recently launched Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces at TheoWanne.com. This new Wanne endeavor, run by Theo and brother Tom, replaced MouthpieceHeaven.com one year ago.  The original website and shop was a haven for vintage mouthpiece connoisseurs and players seeking quality refacing on pieces of any kind. I was also a customer […]

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Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces – The Amma

Theo Wanne of MouthpieceHeaven.com (and now TheoWanne.com) has long been a gifted, talented and sought-after mouthpiece refacer. For about five years many of us have eagerly awaited the arrival of his production pieces. He has now unveiled his truly remarkable and equally unique new mouthpiece – The Amma.  Over the past few years Theo has […]

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Redi-Reed: Innovative Mouthpiece Cap

Bob Quaile Sr. of Somerdale, NJ has come out with an innovative twist on an old design – the mouthpiece cap. The new "Redi-Reed" mouthpiece cap is ideal for doublers. It's simple design facilitates the mounted reed always being ready for the next entrance. Inside each cap is a sponge which keeps the reed moist […]

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