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Vintage Runyon Stainless 6 Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece .085/2.16mm

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Product ID: RunyonStainless6BariSep2021

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Modern Sound from a Vintage Piece
Here is an excellent Runyon Stainless model Bari Sax mouthpiece. It is stamped as a 6, measures as a true Runyon 6 at .085"/2.16mm. Billed as being the only piece hand finished by Santy Runyon himself, the Stainless model was Runon Product's top-of-the-line mouthpiece at the time. It's machined from stainless steel, features a hard rubber bite plate, has a Teflon coating inside the chamber, and includes its original mouthpiece cap and ligature.
 
In our play testing, we found that the tables on these bari pieces are machined quite narrowly. Our tests results were that unmodified bari reeds don't play well on this mouthpiece but that a medium-firm tenor reed fits the table, tip and rail profile perfectly and plays with solidly locked-in intonation. The condition of the table, tip, and rails are in pristine, hand-finished condition.
 
Sonically, with a good tenor sax reed, this mouthpiece plays with plenty of power. It has a warm edge with generous amounts of middle and high range harmonics. It would do well in a horn section or as a lead line mouthpiece.
 
Included are the original Runyon plastic ligature and mouthpiece cap, as well as a vintage Runyon promotional brochure featuring all the information about this model.