Lebayle LR Ebonite Alto Sax Mouthpiece
Handmade in France by Fred Lebayle and individually serial numbered, the LR is reminiscent of mouthpieces of the 1950's and 60's.
A warm and round tone with easy sound production and the great projection of a modern mouthpiece.
This mouthpiece has got a good projection with a little bit of edge and resistance to offer. The oval medium chamber provides a full sound which is also centered. The tone is bright all over the range but doesn't sacrifice the roundness and the warmth. Overall the Lebayle LR ebonite alto mouthpiece is a versatile mouthpiece, especially good for the bebop jazz player.
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Fred Lebayle (born March 28 1960) worked as a metal tool worker in his father's company in France. As an enthusiastic saxophone player, he started designing mouthpieces for himself, trying to emulate Charlie Parker's sound. In 1987 he set up his own mouthpiece business as a one-man venture. Today his work is known and appreciated worldwide by some of the finest musicians such as Chris Potter, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Ron Blake, David Liebman, Ravi Coltrane, Marcus Strickland, Najee, Greg Osby, Jan Gabarek, Candy Dulfer and many other professionals whom sound is shaped by Lebayle's work.
All mouthpieces are truly handmade, making each one a singular and authentic mouthpiece with its own personality. Lebayle uses only the finest material, be it hard rubber, wood or metal.