After finishing this project we got some extra feedback from Artvark, which we like to share with you. They’ve had the change to try the mouthpieces at home and have a good look at them. The mouthpiece for the alto saxophone, Meijer 8, was tested another time by two other musicians of Artvark. After Peter Broekhuizen already tested these mouthpieces, Rolf Delfos and Bart Wirtz gave it a try.
Meijer 8 (copy)
Rolf: surprisingly nice in the lower tone section. A good resistance. The sound of the higher tone section is round, but has less definition and suppleness.
Bart: full sound with a good resistance. Round sound but a bit undefined.
Meijer 8 #1
Rolf: less resistance, and the sound is smaller and thinner. (No go for Rolf)
Bart: more projection, smaller sounds which makes it hard to create a big volume. Nevertheless a tight sound.
Meijer 8 #2
They both didn’t like this version in the first place so they didn’t experiment on it further.
Meijer 8 #1.1
This modification is a ramp with a slit in the middle. Peter didn’t tested this one, because he was more focused on the baritone mouthpieces.
Rolf: this one is a combination of the copy and #1.
Bart: too much tight sound. In the higher note section, there is not enough resistance.