"The Bridge" is in the NEW Saxquest line of mouthpieces and was designed as a straight ahead jazz tenor piece that's not shy on volume or projection. It incorporates design concepts derived from a great Florida vintage slant sig that were tweaked and selected to meld with the blowing characteristics of a great Hollywood Dukoff. The result is an incredibly efficient piece that has an immense sound, wide dynamic range and huge fun factor.
The trick with all of the Saxquest mouthpieces was to build in harmonic complexity while manipulating sound concepts such as brightness and darkness all the while maximizing the efficiency and keeping the resistance point to where it matches the chamber volume and gels with a variety of tip openings.
This mouthpiece was manufactured in collaboration with the great mouthpiece maker, Eric Falcon. It is made from ultra-premium solid German bar stock hard rubber. Its turned on a CNC controlled high precision lathe and then milled on an absolute state of the art 5-axis vertical mill. Shaping of the throat, baffle & tip rail; profiling of the chamber; under-cutting of the side walls, and cutting of the window is all accomplished using three strokes per pass. This results in fabulously tight tolerances which leads to incredible consistency from piece to piece. All mouthpieces are then hand finished by Eric Falcon.
We have put a huge effort into this project and I invite you to give this mouthpiece a try.
Please check out a short video of "The Bridge" by Doug Lawrence, featured tenor saxophonist with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Jimmy Cobb's all-stars and others.... www.douglawrencejazz.com