Backun TM Vocalise Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Description

A FRESH TAKE ON THE CLASSICAL TRADITION. 

Breaking from tradition requires considerable courage. The inaugural mouthpiece series, a collaboration between saxophone artist Timothy McAllister and renowned mouthpiece craftsman Richard Hawkins, marks a groundbreaking achievement. Enhanced by Backun's advanced design and manufacturing capabilities, McAllister Vocalise Saxophone Mouthpieces offer classical artists an elevated platform for interpreting today's intricate and demanding musical compositions. These mouthpieces represent a new era, tailor-made for the upcoming generation of artists. McAllister Vocalise Saxophone Mouthpieces: Designed by Hawkins for McAllister, meticulously crafted by Backun.

Available in 2 tip openings

Vocalise TM1

A close-facing mouthpiece with faster response, the TM1 provides artists with a more direct and focused tone across all registers. Artists seeking enhanced flexibility and clean articulation will appreciate the tonal clarity that the TM1 delivers.

Tip opening: 1.44mm

Try This If You've Played: Selmer S90 series (170), Selmer S80 series (C/C*), Selmer Concept, Vandoren Optimum AL3, Rousseau Classic.

Recommended Reed Pairings: Vandoren Classic 3 1/2 or 4, Vandoren V12 3 or 3 1/2, D’Addario Reserve 3.5, Legere Signature 3.50 or 3.75.

Vocalise TM2

An open-facing mouthpiece that yields a warmer, more robust response that projects incredibly well in larger symphonic settings. Artists will benefit from the core sound of the TM2, which remains consistent at higher volumes while possessing the ability to float pianissimos with great stability.

Tip opening: 1.53mm

Try This If You've Played: Selmer S90 series (190), Selmer Claude Delangle Model, Vandoren Profile AP3.

Recommended Reed Pairings: Vandoren Classic 3, Vandoren V12 2 1/2 or 3, D’Addario Reserve 3.0 or 3.0+, Legere Signature 3.00 or 3.25.

Staff review

The new TM Vocalise stands as a classical mouthpiece featuring a closed tip opening, delivering a clear and beautiful sound. Its design facilitates effortless articulation in fast passages, ensuring consistency across the entire range. With a captivating sound palette, this mouthpiece allows each note to resonate seamlessly from the bottom notes to the altissimo. Crafted in collaboration between Backun and acclaimed saxophonist Tim McAllister, the TM1 establishes a new standard for classical alto sax mouthpieces. When you compare the TM2, which is slightly more open you get a darker sound Tommy (Sax London)

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