The Sphere Chamber Model is a replica of the original Francois Louis® mouthpiece design. It offers an unbelievable dynamic range with a full and rich sound color from the softest pianissimo to the most powerful fortissimo. This is a mouthpiece that can take all the air you can possibly give it and turn it into a full, colorful sound rich in harmonics. This is a mouthpiece for those who love to use sound the way painters use color.
The Francois Louis L Ligature fits this mouthpiece.
The Medium Large Chamber Model features an oval, more traditional type of chamber. It offers quite the same advantages in dynamics with more separation in the spectrum between highs and lows and offer a more airy sound with a lot of bounce. This is the perfect mouthpiece for jazz and hard bop styles of playing. It is reminiscent of the sound of the 50’s, playing with the efficiency of the best modern mouthpieces.
The Francois Louis L Baritone Ligature fits this mouthpiece.
B260 is a 2.60 mm tip opening (102/00″) equivalent to the traditional 6 opening,
combined with a medium facing length and a progressive facing curve. Very stable
with enough flexibility to vary sound color, with fast response. Best fit with #2 1/2 to #3
B285 is a 2.85 mm tip opening (112/00″) equivalent to the traditional 7 opening,
combined with a medium facing length and a soft facing curve. Great flexibility with a
lot of projection and immediate response. Best fit with #2 1/2 to #4 reeds.
B305 is a 3.05 mm tip opening (120/00″) equivalent to the traditional 8 opening,
combined with a medium short facing length and a progressive facing curve. This is
the universal mouthpiece: very stable, centered pitch, small enough to be playable by
good amateurs and students, big enough to put real amount of air and be playable by
professionals. Lots of projection with bottom on the attack of the note, very precise.
Virtually every reed strength is suitable, from #1 1/2 to #5.
B325 is a 3.25 mm tip opening (128/00″) equivalent to the traditional 8*/9 opening,
combined with a medium long facing length and a soft facing curve. Due to the longer
facing curve, it brings more resistance and takes more air. (This make it feel “bigger”)
The soft curve gives it a lot of flexibility. This is the best mouthpiece for the professional
player that needs to use all possibilities of dynamics, sound colors and range in one
mouthpiece without having to struggle too hard on a real big mouthpiece. Best fit with #2
1/2 to #4 reeds.
B345 is a 3.45 mm tip opening (136/00″) equivalent to the traditional 9* opening,
combined with a medium long facing length and a progressive facing curve. Very well
balanced and efficient, it keeps a well-centered pitch with flexibility, lot of projection and
a big fat low range. For the player who likes to blow a lot of air without losing control.
Best fit with #2 to #4 reeds.
B365 is a 3.65 mm tip opening (144/00″) equivalent to the traditional “10*” opening,
combined with a long facing length and a progressive facing curve. Enormous sound,
flexibility, projection, very fat low range, for the player who needs a total freedom of
expression and is prepared to put a lot of air, having developed a good control of the
embouchure/air stream balance. Plays very well on the bass saxophone also.
The Spectruoso mouthpiece for baritone saxophone comes only in Signature edition.
Openings Comparative Chart