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Similar to all other Theo Wanne products, the Mindi Abair alto sax mouthpiece is manufactured using the most advanced machining techniques. This ensures every mouthpiece is exactly the same. To achieve the raw tone that the Mindi Abair mouthpiece is known for, Theo designed a small proprietary chamber which is actually smaller than the bore. This produces a very powerful and narrow sound - perfect for rock 'n' roll!
Just like all of Theo Wanne's metal mouthpieces, the Mindi Abair mouthpiece is crafted from professional grade brass. But then Theo does something wonderful to it... To achieve that scintillating aesthetic, the mouthpiece is finished with reticulated white bronze. Not only does this look fantastic, but it also enhances the airflow through the mouthpiece. As a personal touch, Mindi's signature is engraved in dark grey for a truly luxurious finish.
The Mindi Abair design
You don't get a mouthpiece with this much power without some essential tweaks. The stepped baffle found on the Mindi Abair metal mouthpiece produces a razor-sharp tone while also providing a good amount of resistance. Similarly to placing your thumb over a hosepipe to increase the pressure, this baffle has a smaller opening making the air travel faster. This is essential for producing the huge sound that Mindi requires!
The Theo Wanne Mindi Abair alto saxophone mouthpiece includes everything you need to care for your mouthpiece. The included beautiful leatherette case will ensure that the mouthpiece is always protected when travelling. The integrated two-point contact Liberty Ligature makes sure the reed is always held securely with the included Alive Gold pressure plate. The Mindi Abair mouthpiece also includes a reed replacer cap and user replaceable bite pads.
About Theo Wanne
Theo Wanne is a modern expert on new and vintage woodwind mouthpiece design. Theo became a saxophone repair technician over 20 years ago under the direction of master refacer Bob Carpenter - a pioneer of mouthpiece refacing and repairs. Theo soon gained a reputation within the saxophone world, and in 1998 opened Saxophone Mouthpiece Heaven - his very own music store and knowledge database.
In 2007 Theo started to design and manufacture his own line of mouthpieces and saxophones, working with famous musicians such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, and Eric Alexander. Theo is constantly studying and innovating his designs to ensure his mouthpieces allow musicians to create their best tone as easily as possible. Theo Wanne now has a reputation for crafting the best woodwind mouthpieces by using the world's most advanced manufacturing techniques.
- 8 Tip Size (0.086'')
- Proprietary Small Chamber
- Swept-Step Baffle
- Nickel Plated Liberty Ligature
- Professional Grade Brass
- White Bronze Plated