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LAKSHMI Tenor Mouthpiece

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$775.00

Description

The LAKSHMI is the evolution of the traditional vintage tenor sound!

A BIG Vintage Large Chamber Sound but with incredible Focus and Core.   Not too bright, or too dark, but the perfect balance.  It is the evolution of the traditional Vintage Otto Link Florida style of sound. 🙂

“I have been on a journey for several years to find a tenor mouthpiece that would cover the “full spectrum” of the music and style’s I love and play. The Lakshmi has finally achieved that goal.  It’s a really amazing mouthpiece !!!   I used to use a vintage Otto Link that came from Dexter’s widow. The LAKSHMI is far superior !!!    Theo is the only one qualified to carry on the legacy of the great vintage mouthpiece manufacturers.”Glenn Zottola (Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Louis Armstrong)

It uses a unique and proprietary Elongated-Roll-Over-Baffle™, as well as Theo’s new Large-Stadium Chamber™.    The Large-Stadium Chamber™ is a technologically advanced version of a traditional large chamber, combining True-Large Chamber sections with Medium Chamber sections for a focus and core that is incredible while maintaining the full, rich sound of a Vintaage-True-Large-Chamber.  The ‘Stadium Chamber’ name comes from its shape, which approximates the shape of a sports stadium. The LAKSHMI projects projects very well, but never sounds harsh or thin, just a big vintage tenor sound Dexter Gordon would be proud of.

The LAKSHMI is my number 1 favorite mouthpiece! It is a liberating mouthpiece to play! It is like an old soul but with modern sensibilities. The intonation is laser beam accurate, the response is incredibly fast and the range of sound is nothing short of astounding. It has that indescribable magic and mojo… whatever you want to call it.  Soul. Thanks, Theo!!! Ian Hendrickson Smith (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, U2, Amy Winehouse, and Ed Sheeran)

The LAKSHMI Tenor lends itself well to a traditional Jazz taste but is at home in any style of playing, as it has very good projection.   It is 24K gold plated brass and comes with the Enlightened Ligature and Reed Replacer Cap.

Take a close look at our baffles, rails, and chambers™, you will see they are manufactured with a quality and accuracy higher than any other mouthpiece ever made, vintage or new!

SOUND

  • Built to outplay Theo’s very best Vintage Florida Otto Link. Theo succeeded!!!
  • Inspired by the genius of Dexter Gordon.
  • Full, rich, and fat traditional sound with a big projection and plenty of edge.

DESIGN

  • Includes our newly designed Elongated-Roll-Over-Baffle™ and our new Large-Stadium-Chamber!  Rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip.
  • Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.
  • Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

DETAILS

  • Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case! Like the case?  See our other Mouthpiece and Reed Cases here!
  • Serial Number: Includes serial number showing care given to your mouthpiece.
  • Plating: Reticulated 24K Gold plating with highlights on globe logo on metal mouthpiece.
  • Ligature: The metal LAKSHMI includes our integrated two-point contact 24K Gold Plated Liberty Ligature and Alive Gold pressure plate. The Hard Rubber LAKSHMI includes the Enlightened Ligature, rated #1 ligature in the world. To truly individualize your sound, try our premium Pressure Plates, which fit all of our mouthpieces and ligatures!.
  • Cap: Patented Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.
  • Bite Pad: User Replaceable Bite Pads allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads. Try our varying hardness bite pads to personalize the feel.

“I have been on a journey for years to find a tenor mouthpiece that would cover the “full spectrum” of the music and style’s I love and play. The Lakshmi has finally achieved that goal.  It’s a really amazing mouthpiece !!!   I used to use a vintage Otto Link that came from Dexter’s widow. The LAKSHMI is far superior !!!    Theo is the only one qualified to carry on the legacy of the great vintage mouthpiece manufacturers like Meyer, Brilhart and Otto Link. The other guys aren’t even close; comparatively they don’t know anything. Many thanks to Theo Wanne for his Artistry and dedication and Bryan Vance for his service above and beyond in that quest. I would also like to share, that the sound of the LAKSHMI mouthpiece brings me back to what I heard growing up in my parents jazz club in the 1960s (my jazz college education). I was 13 years old and played every week with jazz legends. Louis Armstrong was my first mento, my dad was friends with him. This picture has Bobby Timmons on piano and that is Booker Ervin to my right.”Glenn Zottola (Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé)

“The LAKSHMI is Theo’s best instantiation in a long line of masterpieces. It is a fantastic, versatile and full bodied mouthpiece. I’m not usually a dark mouthpiece guy but I really like this! You can be Ben Webster or Michael Brecker. It does it all! Definitely fuller sounding than a Link. Altissimo notes are much easier and it is much easier blowing too. Great job on this one Theo! I love it 😻.” – Michael J. Parlett (Talented Productions, Solar Radio Host)

“The LAKSHMI felt so immediately comfortable on both my horns.  I felt free to go for anything.  It was probably the most clear I’ve ever felt playing in the upper register too.” – Chelsea Baratz (Rising star in the NY Jazz Scene.  Played with Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Om’mas Keith, Murs, Locksmith, Ski Beatz, etc)

“This is a very cool mouthpiece!  It’s similar to my vintage link, but has more projection. More focused, but still lots of character. I really dig this mouthpiece!” – Steve Kaldestad (Coordinator of Jazz Studies – Capilano University)

“LOVE IT!!!! It’s EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for… you nailed it.  I never thought I’d find anything better than my vintage metal Florida link but Theo has done it again and created a masterpiece that surpasses all my expectations. It’s a really special piece, man. Lots of magic in there! This is my number 1 favorite mouthpiece. I’ve been looking for a long time, and now I’m done looking! It is a liberating mouthpiece to play! It is like an old soul but with modern sensibilities. The intonation is laser beam accurate, the response is incredibly fast and the range of sound is nothing short of astounding. It has that indescribable magic and mojo… whatever you want to call it. Soul. Thanks, Theo!!!Ian Hendrickson Smith (The Roots-Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, U2, Amy Winehouse, and Ed Sheeran)

“The Lakshmi is f#$%^ awesome! 😎” Keith McKelley (Earth Wind & Fire, Usher, David Mason)

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