SYOS Tenor Mouthpiece

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Over the past few months I’ve seen a number of sax players on Social Media with these rather bright, plastic mouthpieces by French company SYOS.

One of my favourite contemporary saxophonists is 3-time Grammy winner Tivon Pennicott who I first heard playing with Gregory Porter at the Glastonbury Music Festival a few years ago.  Tivon shared a picture of him showing off his SYOS mouthpiece to former US President Bill Clinton, so I got in touch with the folks at SYOS to see if they would send me a mouthpiece for review.   Not only did they send my a copy of Tivon’s mouthpiece, they made one just for me!

Here are the specs

  • Internal Geometry: step baffle quite short and low, with a very large chamber
  • Characteristics: quite dark, powerful, large and rich sound
  • Tip Opening: same as your Otto Link – 8*
  • Brightness: 3.7 / 10
  • Power: 7.5 / 10
  • Color: Ruby Red

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