Phil-Tone ‘Rift’ Hard Rubber Alto Mouthpiece – NEW


Powerful forces within the earth push against one another creating an upheaval of pressure and heat. That which existed is, in a moment in time, obliterated.  This endless cycle brings about the potential for new formations of order.  The Phil-Tone Rift delivers these possibilities to the alto saxophone player.  The Rift offers more than just sheer power.  It is power with purpose, complexity and integrity.  With a sweeping dynamic range and formidable projection it cuts through space without becoming shallow or thin. Its voice will not be silenced.




The Rift supports a unique combination of mouthpiece design elements.  It utilizes bore modifications with a rollover baffle and a special secondary baffle in the floor.  This facilitates highs that are crisp and a deeply resonant low end.  With its rich focused core the Rift is an easy to blow, but does offer some cushion to provide excellent control.  The Rift is a versatile mouthpiece for those seeking additional power, and dynamics. This is one of the most colorful alto pieces in existence.  Even the palm keys, which are too frequently thin, have texture and color
The New Rift is all hard rubber.  The secondary step baffle is no longer made of epoxy.
No cap or ligature included so we recommend any of the following:
     Francois Louis Ultimate or Pure Brass XL
     BG Duo Gold or Silver Plate, Tradition, Super Revelation or Flex
     Vandoren Optimum
     Vandoren M/O
     Rico H Gold or Silver Plate
(#8 facings generally in stock.  Others are special order items.)


Additional information

New, Used, or Vintage


Select Facing

#5 (.071" Tip), #6 (.076" Tip), #7 (.081" Tip), #8 (.086" Tip)