Theo Wanne WATER Hard Rubber Mouthpiece - Alto Saxophone
You asked for the ultimate classical mouthpiece, and here it is!
The Theo Wanne™ WATER mouthpiece has been in Research and Development for over four years. The sound concept of the WATER is unlike any other Theo Wanne™ mouthpiece; it does NOT sound like a jazz mouthpiece. It is designed entirely for the classically trained musician.7
With the Water mouthpiece you will find a rich beautiful core to the sound, in fact, richer than any other classical mouthpiece. Theo credits this to the unique small chamber/throat design, that compresses the airstream without pinching it like other small chamber mouthpieces.
The Shark-Gill™ Baffle developed by Theo is also very unique. It both channels and disrupts the airstream at the same time. This is similar to the flow of water over a shark’s skin allowing it to travel faster. The air fills up the full volume of the small chamber/throat more efficiently.
You will find the WATER to have enough resistance for the classical musician, yet it never feels clogged or like you must fight the mouthpiece. The WATER comes only in size 3 (or 0.061”) which is roughly the same as a Selmer C*
• Material: Ebonite
• Made In: USA
• Chamber: Unique Small
• Baffle: Shark-Gill™
• Ligature: Not included
• Manufacturing Method: CNC Machined
• Recommended for: Serious Classical Players
I’ve never tried a classical mouthpiece like this before! As is the usual for Theo Wanne pieces this one dares to be different. When trying the Water against other Selmer and Vandoren pieces I found it to be a bit more vibrant in its tone quality, whilst still retaining the clean core sound you would expect from a classical mouthpiece. What really struck me while trying it though was the ease at which you can explore a full dynamic range without ever really feeling like you’re fighting against the instrument. Purists perhaps more accustomed to the likes of the Selmer S80 and Vandoren Optimum may initially be sceptical of the Water’s new design ideas (I certainly was!) but if you play a lot of classical repertoire and need something that can project right to the back of a large concert hall, this is definitely a serious contender. – Oren
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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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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
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Rest Of The World
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