Drake - Contemporary I Tenor Mouthpiece w/ Brass Resonance

n 1990, Aaron Drake released the world’s first professional quality ceramic saxophone mouthpiece. This represents the most remarkable mouthpiece innovation in over half a century. Drake’s Resonance Chambers represent an evolutionary leap forward in the development of woodwind mouthpieces and their tonal characteristics.

We are now offering this model with a Brass Resonance Chamber. The addition of the Brass chamber offer the harmonic overtones of brass into the sound and enhances the ease of the Altissimo register. The projection qualities are also greatly increased by the addition of the brass chamber.

Brass Resonance Chamber Mouthpieces encapsulate an exposed brass ring into the Vintage Resin mouthpiece. The result of combining these two materials is a broader spectrum of overtones than with brass or hard rubber mouthpieces. The Brass Resonance Chamber model outweighs the corresponding standard mouthpiece by approximately 30%. This added mass creates unbelievable amounts of resonance, harmonics and projection.

The Brass Resonance Mouthpieces offer a robust, husky tone with plenty of harmonics in the sound. It is somewhat more “spread” than the Ceramic version. It has impeccable intonation and presents consistent tonal characteristics over the entire range of the horn. This unique configuration also allows easier access to the altissimo register.

All Drake Resonance Chamber Mouthpieces are uniquely handmade. Each piece is play-tested and balanced up to altissimo double F and beyond.

This high baffle mouthpiece is designed for players looking for the ability to cut through and be heard, while still maintaining a balance overtone series. This model features a high baffle, lightly undercut sidewalls, with a graduated chamber transition and large chamber, similar to the Guardala Brecker I. Great for R&B, Rock and Roll, and Contemporary Jazz Fusion.


– Includes Drake Double Rail vintage resin Ligature, cap and case

SPECIAL NOTE:  If the specific Drake mouthpiece style/facing combination is not in stock, shipment will be 4-6 weeks.

Drake - Contemporary I Tenor Mouthpiece w/ Brass Resonance
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MSRP $553.00
Our Price $395.00
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