Drake - E.Daniels Master Series - Tenor Ebonite Mouthpiece
The Eddie Daniels "Open Secret" Master Series Tenor mouthpiece is the result of a collaboration betweeen Eddie and Aaron Drake. The design of this piece features a rollover baffle transitioning to a medium / large chamber with a moderate amount of under cutting on the side walls.
This mouthpiece is designed for players who prefer a closer, more manageable tip opening. The facing is specially calibrated to offer the player the greatest ease and comfort, while facilitating a colorful and expressive range of possibilities.
"The open secret being that "Beautiful, centered, flexible sound is "best" made with a close, easy to play mouthpiece."
"The close tip ranges on these pieces allow the player to control the sound in a different way using the mouth cavities and throat a lot more in order to attain the expression. You won't get a big, booming tone with these pieces but you can achieve a very smooth and centred jazz tone, great if you want that quality of tone, but want to keep the volume down!"
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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