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usn694

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Hey gang. What do you guys think about the Otto link new York mouthpiece? I just got one for my tenor.
 

Saxlicker

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Hi,
The intention of the mouthpiece is all good.

Otto Link since taken over by the Babbitt factory have a bad rep for consistency and if you listen to sax playing elders the rep goes back even before that.
So hopefully yours will play well enough for you and have a sound that pleases you too. But not all do.
It took me a long time and a lot of bought and sold pieces to get on with an Otto link.

You may also find it will be a while working on your sound before you enjoy it but if that's the case, it will be worth it in the end!
Good Luck!
 

jonf

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I had one for a while, and it was great, big gruff sound with a bit more brightness than I was expecting. A good Otto is a fine mouthpiece, and I think the NY ones are better than the standard STM.

Happy playing.
 

kevgermany

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See how it plays, consider getting it refaced. Morgan Fry is one possibility. If you like the Link sound, you're going in the right direction.
 

jonf

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The one I had would go pretty loud, but that might have been because it was a 9*
 

Jules

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The one I had would go pretty loud, but that might have been because it was a 9*
I thought yours had had a baffle added to give it some extra oomph? i tried an 8 at a Fat45 rehearsal once- lovely sound, when i played toward the plate glass window in the studio it sounded great, as soon as I turned back into the room it vanished without trace (Fat45 are fairly loud but nothing compared with a rock band)
 

jonf

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I thought yours had had a baffle added to give it some extra oomph?
No, that's a different Link. That's a highly modified beast, an old standard Link with scooped out side walls, levelled table and rails and a whopping great baffle. Absolutely screams, and it's as loud as any piece I've ever played. Even Nick (see above) would like it!

The New York Link I had was standard. I don't know whether it was a product of variable Link quality standards, but it had a small rollover baffle, which seemed to give it some extra oomph.
 

Nick Wyver

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No, that's a different Link. That's a highly modified beast, an old standard Link with scooped out side walls, levelled table and rails and a whopping great baffle. Absolutely screams, and it's as loud as any piece I've ever played. Even Nick (see above) would like it!
It's not really a Link then?
 

jonf

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It's not really a Link then?
No, not any more. Look a right mess, lost most plating, the baffle is a crude wedge of epoxy, but it plays better (for me at least) than any other mouthpiece I've ever had.
 

Jules

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No, not any more. Look a right mess, lost most plating, the baffle is a crude wedge of epoxy, but it plays better (for me at least) than any other mouthpiece I've ever had.
A New York Link, very wide, with a high baffle built in- suppose you've got yourself something a bit like a Durga there
 
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