I purchased this mouthpiece about a year ago, so this review is based upon a good deal of playing experience. This replaced a Selmer Larry Teal mouthpiece that had been my go to legit mouthpiece previously.
I really loved the dark sound that I got out of the Selmer Larry Teal - but was not always a fan of the responsiveness or evenness of register throughout the horn. The Concept seemed to immediately correct that. I believe this mouthpiece has an amazing consistency throughout the registers. Even technical altissimo passages that require some challenging voicing respond much easier than any other legit mouthpiece I've played on.
I find the tone not quite as dark as my previous mouthpiece - but not too much brighter that I mind. I do believe though that it is far more focused though, and certainly has allowed me to open up my sound and more easily vary my timbre.
My only complaint when I first started using this mouthpiece was that it felt a little more closed than I was used to. I like a freer blowing, lighter set up. There was a little adjustment at first. And maybe "closed" isn't the correct description, but there was just a different type of resistance, but I found the adjustment easy.
My set-up consists of this mouthpiece, the Vandoren Optimum ligature and a Legere 2.75 Signature Reed with a Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Alto.
|商品尺寸||10.16 x 5.08 x 5.08 cm; 80 克|