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Danny@HSM

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Hi, I am working these days on the new versions of the Revo mouthpiece. I don't like to advertise and I don't really need. Just I want to share my joy and happiness. Danny

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kevgermany

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Imagine making that in clear acrylic, but with all the construction lines embedded. That would look incredible.

What sort of sound are you aiming for?
 

Danny@HSM

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Hey it is a great idea and it is not impossible to do. Just time consuming even if you reduce the number of lines...
Concerning the sound I like a lush, warm and deep sound. It already plays this way, I've just changed the external geometry in order to better fit ligatures and corks.
 

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That's the sort of sound I like, although you may not think so from my mouthpieces.
 

Danny@HSM

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These are just colors for visualization ;) the final prototype will be black. I'll show it here when ready, it will require some time...
 
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Danny@HSM

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I had some old orange bars so I decided to start my experiments with them. Here a first rough result just at the end of the machining process. What you see is the shape of the rear part of the mouthpiece which makes easier its insertion on the neck cork. I like the way it looks, when finished it will be amazing!!!

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Jeanette

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Thanks for this thread, it will be really interesting to watch this mouthpiece develop :)

Jx
 

kevgermany

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These are just colors for visualization ;) the final prototype will be black. I'll show it here when ready, it will require some time...
Pity. I really fancy a clear one with lines. I'd love to try the black one when it's ready.
 

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Thanks for the thread Danny,
It's really fascinating to have some insight into how you go about the design and production of a mouthpiece. - gruss - spike
 

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A clear one with gold and silver lines might be nice. (till it gets the green bits in the corners lol)
 

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Can you provide a bit more information about your design and fabrication process? I'm having a difficult time visualizing a mouthpiece within all of the colored lines shown above. Thanks.
 

Danny@HSM

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I will post a picture of the finished mouthpiece in a few days. I cannot show more details than I did sorry. The fabrication process is simple. I start with some idea which usually solve a specific problem or a need, make a few 3D drawings, translate them in cnc instructions and once machined I finish everything by hand. After that I spend a long time trying to optimize the sound qualities of the mouthpiece. I am a quite good player (at least some crazy people say so) but I always ask the help of pros around me during this step. Fortunately in my area there are many excellent saxophone players. This last step is the more time consuming one, we spend days/weeks trying to improve any single part of the mouthpiece until it starts singing. You kow how little things make a huge difference in how a mouthpiece plays. Anyway when the mouthpiece sings I know my job is finished ;). Concerning Revos everything started from a dream I had. I dreamed the final shape of the mouthpiece and I draw it next morning in half a day. I was so excited that day because it looked exactly as I dreamed. Unfortunately this fish like shape (it looks more like a dolphin) resulted a bit too long than usual (anyway no longer than a LS soloist) and also it was difficult to find the right ligature due to its particular shape. I still like it, I love it! but we need to make things comfortable to the players which is exactly what I am doing now. People with the "old" Revos, including myself, anyway never complained about anything. That's all. Danny
 
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What program do you use to make your 3D drawings with?
 

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