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

Other 'Penzel Mueller "New York"' Tenor, Hard Rubber

Price: $55.00
  • Make: Penzel-Mueller
  • Model:   "New York"
  • Number:
  • Era:  Unknown
  • Status: For Sale!
  • Ligature: Ask!
  • Facing:  Original (needs reface)
  • Tip-Size:  0.065"

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.