Category Archives: Mouthpieces

Brilhart ‘Level-Air 5’ Tenor, 1960s Ser# 10749 – 0.090″

$179.00 - This mpc is a nice free blowing mpc with a tip measuring 0.090". Ser # 10749 There was a small tooth imprint that Bob C repaired. I may cover the bite pad with a clear bite tab--typically needed on these mouthpieces. It blows a big sound with heavy mid tones for a metal, cliff-style baffle.
Early vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).
Comes with the original ligature and cap.

Read More

Woodwind Co. ‘New York “B4*”‘ Alto – 0.054”

$249.00 - Terrific hard rubber material and good classic design. LARGE CHAMBER makes for a big vintage sound. Original facing "B4*" marking, arrived original tip at 0.054"...but I expect to reface it or ask Bob Carpenter to do it. You can help request the sizing of it. Help me customize the tip to your liking! These are some of my favorite mouthpieces and you can bet that I'll copy my favorite Woodwind that is ~ 0.074".
Item:WWSL0S0.0S0.12231.6-002-C0

Read More

Brilhart ‘Level-Air 10*’ Tenor, 1960s Ser# 8453 (WWS) – 0.110″

$229.00 - A very rare #10*!!! with a 4-digit ser#: 8453, with horizontal machining mark on the table (prior to repairs) dates it to the early era of the 1960s.
It arrived with an unlevel table and tip, however, It was worked on here at WWS. Although it seems a bit low for a 10*, 0.110" is the current measurement. Prior to the work, the table had horizontal machine lines and you can see the small amount I left near the window. These are made of stainless steel and are extremely hard to work on; however at a #10* I knew I wanted to save it/improve it.
It plays big and robust - not for the beginner.
Now there is a bite pad installed over the very small indents on the bite pad.
At the time of this listing I do NOT have a ligature in the shop for this. But you are free to inquire; that fact may change.early 4-digit vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).
Item:WWST1.2W5.0W0.02081.8-C60

Read More

Yanagisawa ‘Metal #7’ Alto, Silver – 0.091″

$169.00 - These are well-loved and respected mouthpieces. This one is marked down from the $200+ pricing for the silver wear. 
SOUND: They maintain easy playability with a centered tone that still has controllable power it in.
Comes with replacement, ligature. 
These don't stay in stock for too long!
Item: WWST5W0.0W0.11151.7-C0

Read More

Berg Larsen ‘120-2-SMS – SELECT’ Tenor, 1970-80s Rubber – 0.115″

SOLD/On Trial $355.00 - A super rare, 'SELECT' model Berg Larsen mouthpiece from the 1970s/80s. It has a straight signature, very offset SMS marks, the 'Select' label on the shank, bullet chamber and horizontal table markings.
NOTE: I can now say that even a "Select" mouthpiece can need repair. This is one of those. The table marks show that it is 10)% original still, yet some how the table is not level. I bet that's why I ended up with it - It's time to ignite it's true potential!
REFACING: On arrival the tip is measuring 0.108-113" due to an unlevel table. WWS will reface this mouthpiece to a superb playing facing. I will however wait for a short time to allow you to request the perfect tip size for you. The correct 're-sizing' should set this at 0.115".
SOUND: C'mon, it's a Berg 120! Expect a big, robust, yet clear, the #2 baffle helps leave some warmth in this robust core tone. It reminds me of my frequent flyer(110-2-SMS).
Item:WWS1.9E0.5E0.12121.7-C0

Read More

Yamaha ‘YSS-L1’ Soprano, 1970s – 0.045″

$169.00 - A rare Yamaha soprano mouthpiece made of hard rubber or blended composite (it definitely has some rubber). Straight baffle, straight side walls into a very small round chamber. This one is in great condition and also has a thin front tip rail --that's a good thing and not all had that.
This mouthpiece is to a  Yamaha 61 (purple logo) what the Selmer S-80 became to Selmer. It was paired with the pro Yamahas.
With original, grooved ligature! (and a Selmer cap. PS-I will clean the green on the cap up for you.)

Read More

Selmer ‘”JAZZ” E’ Tenor, late 1950s Silver Plated – 0.085″

$325.00 - These are neat mouthpieces from 1955+(short shank). They have good focus with a mid, core tone and easy response. It's a metal mouthpiece without a cutting, bright tone - just a bit more kick than a rubber version. There is a little natural wear on the table and for now I left it all 100% original. If you want it further inspected and sealed with plating, that can be discussed.
Comes with a functioning, non-Selmer ligature.

Read More