~ Mindi Abair "Simply the best mouthpiece I've ever had the pleasure of playing!" ~ Mindi Abair Theo must have used Elven Magic, I don’t know any other way he could make something this good! ~ Warren Hamm with Ringo Starr "Just WOW! Other brands just pale in comparison to my Theo Wanne™ mouthpieces!"
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN FEEDBACK ON THEO WANNE™ MOUTHPIECES
“Theo’s mouthpieces are the answer to a saxophonist’s dream; they are a home run with the bases loaded! What a wonderful innovator he is! The only mouthpieces in seven decades with EVERYTHING!"
George Young(John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Madonna)
"Theo is the only one qualified to carry on the legacy of the great vintage mouthpiece manufacturers like Meyer, Brilhart and Otto Link. Others aren't even close: they don't know anything."
Glenn Zottola(Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé)
“It's a challenge to find such incredible products in the saxophone world! Theo’s craftsmanship affords me more time to inhabit the spiritual world, where music lives. Thank you for your passion Theo!”
Dino Soldo(Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Leonard Cohen)
"Theo Wanne mouthpieces are like drugs. Once you’ve discovered one, you can't ever go back to playing what worked before. You crave Theo’s next inspiration. I’m hopelessly hooked. You’ve got me!"
Jimmy Haag (Dianna Ross, Low Rawls, Tommy Dorsey)
"Theo Wanne mouthpieces are the best in the world!"
Jordan Donald (Stevie Wonder)
“Theo makes meticulously crafted mouthpieces that outplay anything else out there. He is totally dedicated to matching his brilliant musical tools to the artistry and vision of each player he works with.”
Robert Martin(Frank Zappa for 20 years)
“Theo Wanne is a MADMAN when it comes to creating mouthpieces that raise the ‘resonant saxophone tone’ bar! He’s, exactly, the kind of perfectionist we want making our equipment! Thanks Theo!”
Ron Holloway (Dizzy Gillespie, Allman Brothers, Little Feat)
“Theo has brought a new dimension in mouthpieces that will not only stand the test of time but be benchmarks for many, many years to come!”
Jeff Coffin(Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews Band)
“Theo’s mouthpieces are a revelation! He is actively evolving the art and science of mouthpiece making and raising the bar within the industry.”
Nelson Rangell (Gil Evans, GRP All Stars, 17 Internationally Acclaimed Albums)
“Theo has taken the joy of saxophone playing to another level! The most innovative saxophone products I have played; a new chapter in saxophone history…a stunning achievement!"
Professor Courtney Pine (Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
"Theo's mouthpieces are freakin’ AMAZING! After 15 years I've totally switched to them. The improvements and evolution of his products is inspiring! His mouthpieces freaking rock!!!!! It makes me want to practice more!"
Dominic Amato(The Bottom 40, Sister Sledge, George Benson)
"Theo, you haven't scored a home run with your new mouthpieces, you've hit a grand slam! I am totally blown away! They seriously kick! It's time I start selling off my quite large collection of mouthpieces.”
Doug Moffet (Larry Carlton, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Take Six, Lou Rawls, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks)
"When I first played Theo's mouthpieces I knew they were for me. It is like a golfer with a new driver. You have an advantage over the rest of the field because playing is so easy. There is a huge improvement in my sound!"
Elan Trotman (Roberta Flack; 'Best male jazz performer' by Urban Music Awards)
"I LOVE it! It's a beast! Great projection, very even, and altissimo access is flawless! This is my mouthpiece of choice! I'm a happy man. This is exactly why I want to endorse your products."
Gerald Albright (3 Time Grammy Award Nominee)
“Having tried many types of mouthpieces over the years, Theo Wanne™ products embody ALL the great qualities. Theo Wanne mouthpieces are one of kind!”
Dwayne Dugger (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Hooligans including 'Uptown Funk')
"I have not played better mouthpieces than Theo Wanne mouthpieces. I have more freedom and flexibility. The evenness and clarity in all registers is just amazing! I am thrilled to have a more refined sound that is still 'me'."
Greg Abate(Rhode Island Hall of Fame)
"WOW! What a special treat! The sound, the responsiveness, is amazing! I can't wait to find out everything it is capable of, cuz it has some real special qualities! It is a fantastic piece. Thank you Theo, thank you all!"
Harold Todd (Lenny Kravitz)
"Wow! It's perfect! Boy, it does it! No matter the volume, the tone stays there! I'm now playing the tenor crazy hours a day; It's what I've been looking for!”
Howard Isaacson(Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Temptations)
"LOVE IT!!! You nailed it. I never thought I'd find anything better than my vintage Florida link but here it is! This is my new favorite mouthpiece. It is liberating to play! It has indescribable magic and mojo."
Ian Hendrickson-Smith (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran)
"The best mouthpiece I’ve ever played! DAMMNN!! All the best gear has one thing in common, it stays out of your way! Theo Wanne's mouthpieces do just this, so the player can create with clarity and ease."
Jamie Michael Harris(Michael Jackson, Mo Pleasure, Earth Wind and Fire, Bette Midler)
"And there it is! This is the mouthpieces I´ve been longing for all these years! Each day playing I discover more! A little bit like coming home, really. Kind of inspiring, actually…. "
Jan Garbarek (Keith Jarrett, George Russell, Grammy Nominee, 31 Internationally Acclaimed Albums)
"The last thing you want on stage is to fight with your mouthpiece. Theo's mouthpieces let me create without any distractions, and are the only mouthpiece I'll now use!"
Karl Hunter (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
"Theo, these mouthpieces are AMAZING! The hype is real! I now use your mouthpieces on all my horns..including my clarinet!"
Leo P (Too Many Zoos)
"Huge shoutout to my @theowanne family!! I play, record and perform a whole lot. My Theo Wanne mouthpieces create the sound I want. THANK YOU!! Craftsmanship and attention to detail. I trust this company!"
Leon Silva (Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson)
Theo Wanne mouthpieces are all incredible, just killing man, just killing! The most amazing mouthpiece I have ever played."
Marion Meadows (12 Internationally Acclaimed Albums)
"WOW, I Feel Like I've Come Home! I play with the symphony and screaming fusion jazz. My Theo Wanne mouthpieces give a new level of creativity! My peers let me try their mouthpieces, and they just pale in comparison!!"-
Mark Douthit (Elton John, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, Garth Brooks, Joe Bonamassa)
"Wow....!! What a fantastic sound! Just amazing! I have been searching for these mouthpieces for 15 years! An incredible dynamic range I have never experienced before. My favorite mouthpieces!"
Matthais Anton(Professor at Hohner Conservatory Trossingen)
"I'm a believer. Simply the best mouthpieces I've ever played! Theo, I have one question for you....do you make anything that is not freakin’ perfect?!! The mouthpieces are superior to anything that I have ever played. Simply the best!"
Mike Macarthur (Maynard Ferguson, Diane Schuur)
"I just returned from a Lt. Dan Band gig and the mouthpiece worked so well. Tuning was spot on. So fun to play! I finally, after many years, found a mouthpiece that I can comfortably go from straight ahead jazz to loud commercial gigs without hesitation. Amazing!"
Mitch Paliga (Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinese)
"WAY beyond the vintage mouthpieces. I was playing a vintage link for 20 years, but no more!"
Pat Rizzo (WAR, Frank Sinatra, Sly and the Family Stone)
"This is a masterpiece sir! The beauty of Theo Wanne pieces is the core sound is so deep they give the freedom to explore whatever colors you’re looking for. I’m grateful beyond measure to endorse these quintessential gems."
Phillip Whack (Kenny Garrett, Fred Wesley & the New JB's, Glenn Miller Orchestra)
"The Mouthpiece is f*&^ing amazing! It is the most unique and amazing mouthpiece I've ever played. My producer was talking about the mouthpiece (again) for a straight hour. I trust that guy with the life of my music- when he sees a difference, I know its fantastic!"
Ryan Saranich (Brit Floyd)
"I have hundreds of mouthpieces, haven't had the urge to change since playing my Theo Wanne! It's nice to finally play a saxophone and not worry about the "mechanics" (Reed, horn, mouthpiece), then you can focus on performing to one's best ability!"
Sam Phipps (Oingo Boingo)
"Playing my Theo Wanne mouthpiece was like meeting a woman and saying, when I first kissed her I knew that was it! It is the one. It is like hitting the lottery...I've been waiting for over 50 years!"
Sir Waldo Weathers (15 years with James Brown)
"My Theo Wanne mouthpiece is AWESOME! I didn't realize I had been playing on a stuffy, unflattering piece of $@"& all these years! 🙂 Clearly demonstrating the development of the saxophone continues and the bar has again been raised by Theo Wanne."
Skip Spratt (Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin)
"My Theo Wanne mouthpieces are incredible in every way."
Terry Harrington(Lisa Simpson's Sax on The Simpsons for 20 years)
“I am finally getting the sound I always dreamed of! I honestly didn’t think that was possible, but it is! I now unreservedly love both my Theo Wanne mouthpieces! Wow! I never thought I'd find one mouthpiece that I'd use forever, now I've found two."
Tim Izo Orindgreff (Black Eyed Peas)
"Over the years I have played all the great mouthpiece makers, but my Theo Wanne mouthpieces are by far the best. Theo’s mouthpieces are brilliant!”
Trevor Lawrence (Stevie Wonder, Eminem, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Ringo Starr, John Lee Hooker, Lynyrd Skynard, BB King, Snoop Dog, Alicia Keys, Joe Cocker, Lionel Ritchie)
Wow, is all I can say about this mouthpiece! It's all I ever wanted. It's got depth and the response is immediate. I can use this for any style. I highly recommend this mouthpiece for any professional player."
Warren Ham (Ringo Starr, Olivia Newton John, Donna Summer, Toto)
“Theo must have used Elven Magic, I don’t know any other way he could make something this good!”
Adrian Crutchfield(Prince, Lionel Ritchie, Anthoney Hamilton, CeeLo green, Bette Midler, Four Play, Young Jeezy, The Gap Band)
"I have been a Rock & Roll and Blues Rock sax player beginning since the 50's. I performed the early pioneers of rock. I had vintage Bergs, Dukoff's, Guardala's, and a Rovner (Clarence Clemon's favorite). My Theo Wanne tops them all."
Ace Barton (Bobby Vee, The Champs "Tequila fame")
"I absolutely love it. This is by far the most expressive piece I have. I love the clarity and ease when playing the full range of the instrument."
Najee (Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock)
“WOW! What a wakeup call! The most amazing mouthpiece I ever played.”
Don Hill(Billie Holiday, Louie Armstrong)
“After trying many mouthpieces, including a very old Berg Larsen for years, your mouthpiece finally gave me something more! I’m a full-time professional saxophonist, Thought I’d share my joy! Keep it up !!!”
Oscar Laven(Steve Gadd, Dave Weckly, Royal NZ Airforce Jazz Orchestra)
Theo Wanne is the foremost expert on vintage and new mouthpiece design and is one of the few living Mouthpiece Refacing Masters. Mouthpiece Refacing is the art of modifying a saxophone mouthpiece to get a desired effect.
Theo is always improving his product. Just like an iPhone, which has evolved from iPhone 4, to 5, to 6, to 13, 14, etc. Or how cars, computers, skis, boats, stereos, and bicycles are constantly improving.