BARI Hawk II - Soprano Metal Mouthpiece - 20% Off - Special Offer
Small chamber and an extreme baffle make the Hawk 2 a real flame thrower of a mouthpiece. Very bright, great harmonics and a distinctive reedy tone make these a real piece of character. Not for the fainthearted but with loads of potential anywhere where an intense delivery is needed -fusion, free jazz etc
Since the neck cork mutes vibrations, an "Enhancer" was devised that collects these muted vibrations into a mini echo-chamber.
With the "Enhancer" in place, the tone becomes intensely focused. This is an "add-on" that truly "Enhances" the sound.
Cap/Lig. and "Enhancer" incl.
Bari began with one man's mission to achieve a unique sound. Wolfe Taninbaum, the designer of the original Bari reeds and mouthpieces was a musician who played under the stage name of Wolfe Tayne for such famous orchestras as Les Brown, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey. He also sat in with the CBS and NBC orchestras. Early on, Wolfe became so frustrated with the inconsistency of playable reeds that he began to make his own. After years of trying to perfect cane reeds, he turned to synthetics. In 1952 he developed his first synthetic reed. It was also the first one to gain acceptance from some of the world's top musicians. Wolfe's innovations didn't stop there. he also helped create a unique facing for alto and tenor mouthpieces that Otto Link applied to his larger chamber blanks, calling it the "WT." It produced a dark, husky resonance that was coveted by saxophonists and fetched top dollar.