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Bill Evans Signature Tenor Metal Mouthpiece "The One and Only"
GA0401

£1,349.00
UK tax incl.
£1,124.17
UK tax excl.
In stock
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10% deposit of £134.90

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24 month finance 4.9 APR

10% deposit of £134.90

24 monthly payments of £53.15

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Description

1AO - I call it the "One and Only" because it's the only mouthpiece I've played throughout my entire career.

In 1980, Michael Brecker spent many months painstakingly working with a craftsman to create a totally "handmade" mouthpiece. They meticulously refined all of the things Mike didn't like in other mouthpieces: stuffiness, too open or too closed, too much high end or too much low end, ease of playing in the altissimo, etc.

They created a mouthpiece that was extremely dynamic and freeflowing, and truly one of a kind. In 1981, I was fortunate enough to try this mouthpiece and it immediately blew me away. At that moment the love affair began and has been going strong ever since. With much enthusiasm and permission from Mike, I was able to buy this mouthpiece. I've been playing it ever since that first day I tried it in 1981. Over time I made a few small changes to make it even better, and VOILA!

Its' super refined design makes it very easy to get a good reed as well (as horn players, you know exactly what Im talking about).

At every step of the manufacturing process this mouthpiece was meticulously attended to by the finest of tradesmen including : machinists, design engineers, polishers and platers. It took over 4 years to complete this process.

"I've tried most of the mouthpieces on the market today, and if something played better, I'd be playing it. 35 years in, I still haven't played a better mouthpiece. Period."

-Bill Evans

Every mouthpiece has been personally tested and hand finished by Bill himself.

This mouthpiece is guaranteed lead free with 24 carat gold plating and is constructed of only the highest quality brass.

The opening size is somewhere between a 7 and 8. Medium - not too big, not too small. It is sized to get as big a sound as you want yet with total control at all volumes.

"I used med soft #2 Vandoren reeds on the Bill Evans Signature Mouthpiece for over 31 years. The past few years I started using 3 or 3 1/2 Vandoren java Red. Other players get a full rich sound with other reed brands and reed strengths.

This mouthpiece gives you the freedom to get your sound, which is what we're always reaching for."

Bill Evans

Testimonials

"I fell in love with the Bill Evans Signature mouthpiece right away. I was able to get my sound on it with no effort and with a bit more shine and focus as well as more centered pitch at all dynamic ranges. Super reed friendly. True high quality, world class workmanship. Congratulations on a real fun and beautiful mouthpiece ! Thumbs up all the way around."

Piece peace,

Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Victor Wooten, Celine Dion, Solo Artist)

"The first time I tried Bill Evans Signature mouthpiece I was struck by how powerful and clear it played. After playing various gigs and recordings with it I'm very pleased with the versatility of this piece. I knew it could scream- but it can also have a nice warm and jazzy vibe. I'm excited to explore all the possibilities of this amazing mouthpiece- I could have used this 35 years ago!"

David Mann (Paul Simon, James Taylor, Tower of Power, Top Studio Saxophoinist in NYC, Solo Artist)

"Having played sax for nearly 20 years now, I've been through so many mouthpieces over the years, having tried almost every metal mouthpiece available. As someone who has grown up with the inspiriation of guys like Bill Evans, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, I've never been able to find a piece with both projection and power, but also with a full body of sound, without that nasty edgy quality that so many have. Bill Evans has amazingly found the right way to reproduce the right quality of mouthpiece. I've never played anything like it. The first time I tried it on a gig, I couldn't believe the sound out of the horn was me!"

Thank you Bill!

Adrian Cunningham (Wyton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon)

"The best mouthpiece I've ever played ! The Bill Evans Signature Mouthpiece rocks ! It simply plays itself.

If you had to compare the Bill Evans mouthpiece to a bicycle, his has 21 gears and the rest have 3. A dream to play, like sweet velvet "

Tommy Smith

"Bill Evans has knocked it out of the park with his new Signature Mouthpiece. This piece sings in all registers! I have tried hundreds over the years and I've never played such a free-blowing mouthpiece. Thanks for sharing your mouthpiece Bill!

Doug Thomas (Professional Saxophonist and educator )

Delivery

  • 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

Delivery Schedule

We deliver your order right away. 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.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £3.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

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 promise to deliver next 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.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

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