Runyon The Spoiler 5 for Tenor Saxophone WITH REMOVABLE SPOILER!
Bright but not thin!
This is a nice vintage “The Spoiler” in a 5 opening by Runyon. These pieces are nice if you are looking for a punchy bright sound. They feature a higher floor with a bullet chamber drop off and a long baffle roll. The removable Spoiler is included! This one is in nice condition around the body and shank with a few minor dings, but none on the areas that affect playability. The original bite plate and facing profile are also in great shape.
Using a medium-firm reed with the optional Spoiler removed, this mouthpiece responds easily in all registers with effortless projection up to a high dynamic ceiling. Its timbre is bright and cutting but with substantial enough mid-range harmonics that it doesn't become thin or buzzy. Slide the Spoiler in to add an extra wedge baffle and sympathetically-vibrating metal reed in the chamber and this mouthpiece absolutely explodes with altissimo that just POPS!
The Tip opening on this piece measures .081,” about an equivalent 5 in modern Otto Link measurements. No ligature or mouthpiece cap included.