The C Widebody also features the square ramp but has a huge round chamber to put some width back into the bottom end. Makes a nice fat sound but still has some projection at the top end.
The Barimax mouthpiece has a ramp baffle similar to the Alto Metalpro but with a curved drop into the chamber giving great projection on little wind and a smooth tone right down to Bb.
I found my old 12 m much easier to play with this mpc .
The Hard rubber Baritone mpc is high quality hard rubber/ebonite with a standard chamber.
The C soprano Metalpros come in two configurations; The Metalpro C, which has a high step baffle and is the loudest little noise maker you ever heard,
and the Metalpro CO, which has a smooth round chamber (small round step) for a more traditional smooth sound.
The New Hard rubber soprano C is similar to a Yamaha C series, made for C sopranos.
These are all Bb soprano mpcs with short shanks to enable them to be pushed further onto the cork without fowlling the octave key. They use regular soprano reeds.
You asked me to let you know about the Alto mouthpiece, so I thought I'd give you a report.
I have been playing with a sort of Paul Desmond sound, but I recently got asked to play a concert doing some David Sanborn and Grover Washington stuff, so I thought I'd better upgrade. I had already used your metal Soprano mouthpieces, one was a 7 with the full baffle, the other was a 6 without the baffle (an OC I think), which I got because I found the baffle was too much for soprano, and although I regularly use a 7 mouthpiece, I wanted to drop down to a softer setup. So I ordered a 6 for alto. It was perfect, I use #2 reeds (I clip them after a few days), and I get a great modern sound. I can easily get the top notes, more than an octave above the top D, bottom notes easy, tuning good throughout the range.
It's a very good mouthpiece. I'm very happy with it, so I ordered one for my tenor.
The mouthpiece came in excellent condition and sounds great on my C melody saxophone "Tenor" in 1920.
Widebody C Metalpro: Wow! This is it! This is the sound I have been looking for. Thank you so much.
Amazing mouthpiece!!!!!!!!!! (# 6 Classic)
Thanks for the note. I'm looking forward to this; I was very pleased with the hard rubber mouthpiece I bought from Aquilasax a few months ago for my C soprano and am hoping the metal mouthpiece will perform just as well.
It is good.. (Widebody # 5) .thank you very much. Robert (FR)
We are testing two new products at the moment; a Wooden mpc and Bari plastic reeds.
Here are some pix of the Wooden alto mpc. We compared it to Yamaha 5c and an Aquilasax Plastic.
The wooden mpc has a softer sound and a quirky ligature, a wooden ring that slides on over the reed and uses friction to hold it tight. The Mpc itself is similar to the Yamaha in size and configuration, slightly smaller so the Yammy lig fits but the wooden lig is too small for the Yammy mpc. The upside of the wooden lig is that it is so fast to change reeds. You may also remove it accidentally.
For those looking for a mellow sound, this might be the answer. Playing characteristics are similar to the modern mpcs with a modern chamber design.
Matches great with the Aquilasax Antique Copper C tenor.