The sound is not in the equipment – the metal, the mouthpiece, reed – but in your head, and hopefully your heart. Stephan Kammerer of SK Mouthpieces embraces this philosophy, working with the utmost care and precision. Easy going, patient and open-minded, Stephan works as both an artist and scientist. We talked about my personal sound and concept, and after a few visits, some play testing and adjustments, my vintage Reso Chamber Otto Link plays better than ever. The response is fantastic, vibrant, more reed friendly, wider color palate, while preserving that special vintage quality. I feel closer to the full, warm, authentic tenor sound I’m hearing. I can’t recommend SK Mouthpieces highly enough – a must for any saxophonist serious about sound!
Sam Taylor, reface reso chamber Otto Link, Tenor
Hi Stephan, just tried the piece… and it sounds great!!! You really did an amazing job! Everything is extremely well balanced, the bounce, the resistance and the evenness all over the horn.
Emanuele Cici, reface Otto Link Florida STM, Tenor
The piece plays great – you rock!
David Mann, reface Berg Larsen, Baritone
Dude! The mouthpiece feels amazing ! Played it on my gig last night. Thanks again. Feels like my horn was overhauled lol!
Matt Cowan, reface Vandoren V-16, tenor
Stephan is a craftsman of the highest order and a true pleasure to work with. He took the time to not only get my mouthpiece adjusted just right, he also explained to me along the way what he was doing. The benefits of this kind of work and education is invaluable. He also listened closely to my requests as well as my sound and made sure to adjust for all the factors he could hear and observe. And his prices are incredibly reasonable. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Josh Sinton, reface Selmer Soloist, baritone
Stephan, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you about your mouthpiece. I must say once I found the right reed for it, it played wonderfully. This truly is a lead alto mouthpiece as it solos wonderfully. I play it in the Community Concert Band here in Sun City Huntley, IL. It blends beautifully with the 1st alto player, I play 2nd alto. And also blends beautifully with the band. This truly is a special piece. Thank you so much for designing this mouthpiece. My music teacher says now I have a beautiful professional sound and I can play loud. He now wants me to learn the cycle of fourths (scales) so my next step is improvisation so that I can play the music I want to play. Also he wants me to learn to jam with other musicians. And I am 71 years old. Boy I wish I did this when I was younger.
Edwin Zielinski, New York Custom 75 mouthpiece
Hi Stephan, I took a few days to try out the mouthpiece you refaced. I absolutely love it! Right away I was quite surprised how easily I was able to navigate the full range of the instrument. Before the refacing I had a lot of difficulty in the low notes. What I’ve noticed is that the reed feels like it vibrates freely and sounds clean. I suppose the sound is sweeter. It sings! It is by far the best mouthpiece I’ve ever played. Thanks again! Cheers,
Dan Shimmyo, reface Selmer Classic Metal Mouthpiece, soprano
Stephan, I stopped home briefly between jobs today in time to get your mpc from the USPS. Went to my gig, popped it on & played it. Amazing! Really, really amazing! Seriously, it’s exactly what it’s billed as – a rich, fat sound that has bite but never thins out. It sounds great on the mic & the resistance is perfect for me so far. I’ll live with it for a few weeks & let you know if there’s anything I’d like tweaked but my initial take on it is it’s exactly what I’d been searching for. Perfect! Thank you!
Ron Bertolet, New York Custom 80 mouthpiece
Hi Stephan its Griffin from canada! So the alto mouthpiece is amazing. Its so free blowing and the sound is so full and pure. It plays amazingly in all registers and I just started playing some altissimo notes and it sounds better than I expected. Anyways, thanks so much for all that help and for the fantastic mouthpiece!
Griffin Vona, New York Custom 80 mouthpiece
Hi Stephan, I haven’t played anything else except for the otto link mouthpiece you refaced for me. Its giving me everything I want! Thanks for the great work
Alex Murzyn, reface Otto Link Florida STM
Hi Stephan The .077” piece arrived this morning. I got on with it straight away. It’s great. You’ve done exactly as you said and made it play with the flexibility of the .080”; no problems, no squeaks etc. and it has that thing I like so much about the .080”, warmth and cut within the same piece, depending upon how I play it.
Thanks so much, you’ve nailed it!
Dave Roach, New York Custom 77 mouthpiece