Vandoren Profile Ebonite - Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece - AP3
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A new sound aesthetic defined by the latest generation facing
The Profile mouthpiece stands as Vandoren's latest evolution in saxophone design, meticulously crafted to cater to the discerning requirements of contemporary classical saxophonists. Representing the pinnacle of Vandoren's commitment to excellence, the Profile emerges as the newest addition to their lineup, purposefully tailored for the classical saxophone player.
In its singular tip opening and facing configuration, the Profile has been intricately engineered to offer musicians an unparalleled equilibrium of essential elements—response, articulate precision, projection, and a rich, vibrant sound palette. This design precision ensures that players can seamlessly navigate their musical passages with a perfect blend of responsiveness and clarity, projecting a dynamic and colorful tonal range. The Profile, with its focused and deliberate design, serves as a testament to Vandoren's dedication to providing classical saxophonists with a mouthpiece that transcends expectations, delivering an optimal balance of key performance attributes for the modern classical repertoire.
• Material: Ebonite
• Made In: France
• Chamber: Small Round Chamber
• Baffle: Flat
• Ligature: Not included
• Recommended for: Classical players
When trying out the Profile AP3 I decided to compare it to its equivalent in the Optimum series of mouthpieces. I myself have owned an Optimum AL3 for several years, and I have been very happy with it for classical playing. I found the Profile AP3 very interesting because it was very similar to my Optimum, but also very different. I found the Profile to be slightly resistant in comparison to the free blowing response I’m used to with the Optimum (so potentially a slight reed strength adjustment needed there). The trade-off though, was that I found the scope of colours available to the Profile was a lot more extensive. I was easily able to maintain a full-bodied tone even at low volumes, and when pushed, this mouthpiece gives the upper register a beautiful shimmering quality. Another fine example from Vandoren! If you’re after a top quality classical piece then this is definitely a serious contender! – Oren Gurney
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