Aizen NY Kurogane Titanium Mouthpiece - Alto Saxophone
The new Aizen Kurogane mouthpieces combine Aizen's very popular designs with a newly a developed material creating a unique range of mouthpieces. This new Kurogane material is based off of their vintage style resin and incorporates a blend of 64 different metals, with Titanium being the dominant material. The mouthpiece design is exactly the same as the hugely popular alto NY model and has a broad sonorous sound with an extra bit of brightness compared to regular stuffy Meyer designs. The Kurogane version offers up an extra bit of projection and cut to the sound, giving the mouthpiece a stronger, bolder sound, more like you would expect from a metal mouthpiece but in the comfortable package of ebonite. I can imagine this mouthpiece being useful in a variety of situations, be it amplified quartets to big bands, where your sound needs that extra boost to make yourself heard but without sacrificing the tone colour.
Bushido - the Way of the Samurai - is right at the heart of Japan. There’s an old saying in Japan, handed down the ages, that a samurai’s sword is a samurai’s soul.
The samurai sword is designed for ultimate efficiency. There’s not a single ounce or inch of it that doesn’t do its job. The blade, with steel tempered time and time again, isn’t just a masterpiece of functionality - it’s an exquisite work of art in its own right.
Crafted by the hand of a master swordsmith, the steel takes on a beautiful pattern. It sparkles like the stars in the autumn sky, they say, or like the Milky Way. That’s how the swordsmiths put it, and we know that they’re intent on creating this sword as a thing of beauty.
Aizen’s “Kurogane” series follows in the footsteps of these masters. We’re equally committed to making works of art that look just as good as they sound.
The first generation of samurai swordsmiths in Japan worked through a process of trial and error, or so the story goes. They had to find the right materials and discover the right processes to make a sword that would stand the test of combat on the battlefield. At Aizen we were equally demanding of ourselves.
We mixed and matched hundreds of patterns to achieve the sound we were looking for. We pushed ourselves through countless manufacturing trials.
And we finally got there. We’ve achieved a totally unprecedented sound and an unmatched beauty, blending 64 different metals, with titanium the dominant one, delicately balanced with our unique in-house resin.
Compared to normal vintage resins, Kurogane material is very powerful and gives great projection. The sound is dense and rich - it’s a really fat sound, combining a nice softness with just the right amount of edge. We think we’ve achieved a very rare and beautiful sound.
When light hits off it, it sparkles like the stars of the Milky Way, which give this mouthpiece an unquie look.
When we work on Kurogane mouthpiece, it actually wear my diamond tooling away. Making them is a labor of time, and we craft them one by one. Therefore, we need some time to produce Kurogane mouthpieces.
- Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
- Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
- Competitive International Shipping Rates
Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.
We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
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UK Shipping Guide
Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.
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Postage Within The UK
Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)
First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)
If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we aim to deliver the following business day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.
Postage Within The EU
Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex.
Rest Of The World
Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.
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Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.
- You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
- In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
- All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
- Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
- The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.
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