Ander Svanoe's Madison Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Sound Samples

Selmer Airflow Metal Tenor mouthpiece

Selmer Airflow metal tenor D mouthpiece

Selmer Soloist Short Shank tenor mouthpiece

Selmer Soloist Short Shank tenor mouthpiece

Otto Link Tone Edge tenor mouthpiece

Otto Link Tone Edge tenor mouthpiece

At Madison Saxophone we love Otto Link, Meyer and Selmer mouthpieces! These mouthpieces represent the standard in the saxophone industry. All three companies have kept (for the most part) the same basic design over the years. Although, at times, each company incorporated slight changes in their basic design (slightly more baffle, higher floors, slightly larger or smaller chambers) which resulted in a different sound and feel.

Otto Link Mouthpiece Samples

Otto Link Tone Master 5*

Otto Link Slant Signature 6*

Otto Link Double Ring Florida 6

Otto Link Early Babbitt HR Florida not Slim Body 6*

Otto Link "Super" Tone Master 1980s 6

Otto Link Tone Edge (modern) 7

Otto Link Super Tone Master (modern) 7*

Otto Link Slant Signature Vintage (modern) 7

Otto Link Super Tone Master Vintage (modern) 7*

Selmer Mouthpiece Samples

Selmer Metal Airflow (1950's) D tenor

Selmer Soloist (1950's) G tenor

Berg Larsen Mouthpiece Samples

Berg Larsen (1960's) 95/0 M Hard Rubber tenor


Notes on the recording: The sound samples were recorded with a Yanagisawa soprano saxophone, Selmer Mark VI alto, tenor, baritone saxophone, and La Voz medium reeds or Roberto's Winds 2.5 Medium reeds. The tip openings on the mouthpieces ranged from .058"-.062" for soprano, .065"-.075" for alto, .090"-.100" for tenor and .110"-.120" for baritone. The microphone was a Electro Voice Re20. The examples were recorded over a period of five years and the recording levels/reverb amount vary slightly from sample to sample.

Teaching Lessons

About Anders Svanoe

The Story of Sonny Red

Anders Svanoe's extensive study of the little-known, but highly original saxophonist Sonny Red

Frank Morgan and Anders


Historical References

Sound Samples