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