Drake - Son of Slant - Tenor Ebonite Mouthpiece

Code: BC4314
£299.00
£249.17
4.0(based on 1 user reviews)

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This exciting new tenor model features the essential design elements of a vintage HR Otto Link Slant with specially calibrated modifications for the modern saxophonist. The rollover baffle and floor delivery points have been specifically designed for optimal air flow and to create a beautifully balanced overtone series.


This mouthpiece features a slight undercutting of the side walls and a medium or large chamber.


This is THE mouthpiece for jazz saxophonists looking for the vintage feel with a modern delivery.


"Son of Slant" is made from our specially engineered Hybrid Vintage Resin Material, which incorporates a small amount of ceramic into the resin, this enhances the acoustic resonance while also contributing a beautiful vintage aesthetic.


Each mouthpieces includes the Aaron Drake Signature ligature, which has been specifically designed for this model.


"For me the Large chamber still has great projection, while pinning down a good general depth of field. This allows for a smooth transition into an even subtone that's very easy to control all the way down to Bb. A highly playable mouthpiece. Like the Medium chamber there is a wonderful vibrancy to the whole playing experience, allowing the player to control extremes of dynamics very easily."

Jim@sax.co.uk


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Drake Mouthpieces

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 make up.


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

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"Free blowing, punchy"
Michael
I bought the Son of Slant after a very productive visit to Sax.co.uk in London. I tried a lot of pieces out, looking for a free-blowing mouthpiece with great dynamics. This is the one! If youre looking for ready access to the altissimo and a lot of power when pushed, and want a pretty bright (rich in harmonics) sound, you will like this mouthpiece. My only reservation is that compared to a Link it can sound a little thin high up. Harder reeds work better. The build quality is very good (especially the metal ring which is beautifully fitted). The small flecks of ceramic in the plastic are easily seen with the naked eye. It is an interesting idea, more or less a composite for acoustic balance. The supplied ligature is very minimal and certainly works well, but I do find it came come loose a little more easily than I would like, and have held back from 5 starts just for that reason. If you are using a 3rd party ligature youll have no such troubles. A Rovner MKIII works well with mine and brings a slightly darker tone out in the bass than the supplied ligature, too.
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