Category Archives: Mouthpieces

Archived Mouthpieces

Woodwind Co. ‘Chester Hazlett’ Tenor, 1930s/40s (RAC reface)- 0.090″

$325.00 - Another rare mouthpiece listed, it was named after the saxophonist in the Whiteman Orchestra of the 30s and 40s. Terrific material and good classic design...very similar to "The Woodwind Co." models... Large chamber makes for a big vintage sound. But also more suitable for Concert Bands and jazz alike. Bob Carpenter just opened this one up to a easy blowing 0.090" with a 21mm facing length and inscribed the his "RAC 90-21" on the table(sign of Bob's heartfelt workmanship again). The crystallized yellow band IS original! sorry, no ligature.
This has a great mellowness to the tone and blows Outstandingly easy! I REALLY wanted to keep this one when I got it back from Bob. It plays so much like my Tonalin 5 (I use on most sound files) that it must be an Alto player's delight at that 0.090" tip. = plays like butter!

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Gregory ‘Los Angeles – 5A 20’ Tenor, 1940s/50s, Ser#9988, Fiber Resin (Archived)

$SOLD - SOUND: Focused warmth and slight edge--from flat sidewalls into round chamber(throat). "Rico Products LTD Distributors" + "Model A". These have a shallow beak that allows the mouthpiece to vibrate freely like Gregorys are known for. TIP arrived measuring very much original 0.078". However, when I look at it, I feel like there was very very minor work done to the tip to help it seal (perhaps). I'll inspect this and make sure it plays awesome. After refacing work here at WWS, the tip measures 0.084".

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Dukoff ‘Hollywood “BD” #7’ Tenor, 1945 Series 1 Silver, Ser# 637, (WWS reface)- 0.096″ (Archived)

ON TRIAL - silver plated brass, Serial #634, beautiful tone. It arrived with silver separating on the table and the corner tip has a bad seal, also a tooth groove that I had Bob Carpenter fill in to repair. It walked in Original at 0.093", but the repairs were required. I repaired/refaced it to 0.096" and silver plated the repairs and table. A superb Player! medium chamber makes this the Type A (of 2; so, the older model). You will want to try this one!

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Brilhart ‘Hard Rubber – #3’ Tenor, Ser# 151128 (RAC reface)- 0.097″ (Archived)

$SOLD - These are one of the best Hard Rubber Mouthpieces ever made. We got it as an altered #5 tip and I had to help it get closer to perfection... There is proof of tooth groove being filled in; I've put a Runyon clear patch on it. These have a a Nice big sound, medium tone, not too dark, not too bright, Sarge had THREE in his collection for a while-- It's "best of" material! serial number 151128. Bob Carpenter reface 0.097".

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