Otto Link 24k gold plated metal mouthpieces combine gleaming good looks
with the rich sound quality of a larger bore rubber mouthpiece for
exceptional style and sound. A wide selection of facings offer superior
tone quality and projection with complete control, making Otto Link a
top choice of professionals.
The popular Super Tone Master-bell metal Otto Link tenor sax mouthpiece
has been selected by artists for over 50 years to capture and hold
professional quality sounds.
This is the 'standard' for those who like their jazz mellow with a bit
of an edge. It has been my favourite for years. I play a size 6. The *
has a slightly wider tip opening which allows more air in and assists in
creating a bigger sound, although I found it a little less easy to
control. All the Otto Link metal have a similar sound, nice big, round
chamber, and a low baffle, which allows for very expressive playing. Try
this mouthpiece with a BG Revelation Jazz ligature which is specially
designed for the Otto Link mouthpieces- it makes a big difference and
allows for greater expression
"Very much the default mouthpiece for a large proportion of tenor
players. A quite neutral mouthpiece allowing a player great potential to
shape their own sound. Harmonically these pieces are extremely well
balanced- a full core tone with, well, as much or as little 'edge' as a
player applies (excellent for recording). The stock ligatures- though
adequate- can definitely be improved on for ease of use and response.
Anything which puts metal in contact with the reed rather than leather
is recommended- as such BG revelation Jazz models, Rovner Versa or
Francois Louis all work well." Jules@sax.co.uk
Otto Link Mouthpieces
Otto Link started as a repair technician in the William S. Haynes flute
company in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1920s. In the early 1930s he
moved to 117 West 48th street in New York City to start his own
mouthpiece business. During the 1950s he briefly moved to Freeport on
Long Island, NY, before moving his business to Pompano Beach, Florida in
the late 1950s. He later sold the company to Ben Harrod who continued to
produce and hand finish mouthpieces under the Otto Link name during the
1960s/70s. Today, Otto Link mouthpieces are produced and distributed by
the J.J. Babbitt company in Elkhart, Indiana.
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