Category Archives: Mouthpieces

Otto Link ‘RG-Berg Larsen’ Tenor – 0.118″

$100.00 - A newer hard rubber mouthpiece for the advanced player. very large tip size is not for beginners. The bullet designed chamber is that of the Berg Larsen tone. (my personal bias). Description from the JJ Babbit Company:
"Want your music soft and mellow?
Bright and edgy?
Have it your way with the all-new RG, by Otto Link.
The Easy-to-blow RG has a unique parabolic chamber for big, dynamic sound at all projection levels. A hard rubber tooth protector runs full bite length; the thickness encourages an open embouchure allowing a big sound. Available in hard rubber or satin stainless steel finish.
Satin gold plating available as special order.
Choose from three tip openings: .108", .118", .128"
Another jj Babbitt exclusive."
Item:WWSWWSL4.7W6.12151.6-017

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Berg Larsen ‘110-2-x’ Tenor, 1940s Duckbill, Boat tail, (RAC reface)- 0.105″

$460.00 - Saved by Bob Carpenter (due to a poor refacer), this is one of the rarest of the rare Bergs and it comes with original brass ligature and cap! It was messed up arriving at an unplayable 0.080" but Bob brought it back up to 105! wow. Considering that this mouthpiece was badly altered previously, I can't ask the +$700 that these demand. I will price it at a comparable vintage Berg price. SOUND: It play very bright! I would give it a label of "105-0-L" for custom measurements. The 105 being the tip, the "0" being the very bright baffle tone, and the "L" for the 48mm "long" facing length. Item: WWS2.2S5.11291.5-BC75

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Other ‘Penzel Mueller “New York”‘ Tenor, Hard Rubber – 0.065”

$45.00 - Is this a from a Brilhart "Hard Rubber" blank??? After a customer noticed the similarities to the Brilhart "Hard Rubber" mouthpiece design, I looked into this one further. Under inspection:
-yes, the side walls vs the rounded walls.
-the HR has a longer beak tooth pad, but shorter overall mpc length.
-the HR has more of a roll-over baffle (I think this is true also prior to the refacing of the HR in the photo too).
= however, I would not put this two mouthpieces in the same "sound" category... but there may be something to say about the potential of the similar rubber material being used due to their resemblance. Although, I lean toward pointing out the color of their rubbers. That doesn't rule the PM mouthpiece out though. Perhaps these Penzel-Mueller mouthpieces are in the "deep sleeper" category for tone, price, and popularity. Item:WWSL4.7W6.12151.6-010

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