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Backun Global

TM Vocalise Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces

Sale price$249 USD

Designed for McAllister by Hawkins. Crafted by Backun.

A fresh take on classical tradition.

It takes a lot to break from tradition. The first ever mouthpiece series by renowned saxophone artist, Timothy McAllister, and legendary mouthpiece craftsperson, Richard Hawkins, is nothing short of groundbreaking. Together with the advanced design and manufacturing capabilities of Backun, Vocalise Saxophone Mouthpieces provide classical artists with an elevated foundation on which to perform today’s advanced and challenging literature. A new generation of mouthpieces for the next generation of artists.


Vocalise TM1

A close facing mouthpiece with faster response, the TM1 provides artists with a more direct and focused tone across all registers. Artists seeking enhanced flexibility and clean articulation will appreciate the tonal clarity that the TM1 delivers.

Tip opening = 1.44mm.

If You've Played: Selmer S90 series (170), Selmer S80 series (C/C*), Selmer Concept, Vandoren AL3, Rousseau Classic.

Reed Pairings: Vandoren Classic 3 1/2 or 4, Vandoren V12 3 or 3 1/2, D’Addario Reserve 3.5, Legere Signature 3.50 or 3.75.

Vocalise TM2

An open facing mouthpiece that yields a warmer, more robust response that projects incredibly well in larger symphonic settings. Artists will benefit from the core sound of the TM2, which remains consistent at higher volumes, while possessing the ability to float pianissimos with great stability.

Tip opening = 1.53mm.

If You've Played: Selmer S90 series (190), Selmer Claude Delangle Model, Vandoren AP3.

Reed Pairings: Vandoren Classic 3, Vandoren V12 2 1/2 or 3, D’Addario Reserve 3.0 or 3.0+, Legere Signature 3.00 or 3.25. 

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Liam L.
United States United States

Wonderful mouthpiece

As a first year saxophone student, this was recommended by my instructor. I can hear an amazing difference and it has boosted my confidence!

Timothy C.
United States United States

This mouthpiece is clear consistent and concise.

Love this mouthpiece compared to my selmer concept. I can play a lot louder with more dynamic range and projection.

Jesse G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Hands down the best classical saxophone mouthpiece I’ve ever played. It’s free blowing across the entire saxophone with a clear and crisp sound allowing the performer to solely focus on the music.

Allen N.
United States United States

Vocalise TM1 Alto Sax Mp

This is exactly the quality I was looking for

Thomas M.
United States United States

Alto mouthpiece

Very nice. Really happy with the performance especially in the lower register. Using a Legere American Cut 2.75 and I think the combination works very nicely!

Nicholas N.
United States United States

TM2 Vocalise Mouthpiece

Incredibly easy to play, very flexible with lots of projection and control. My go-to mouthpiece for sure!