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.
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.
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.
The TM2 mouthpiece is beautifully finished and plays like a dream!
Easy to play on
I found the mouthpiece to be extremely easy to play on, providing great response and clarity, which frees me to explore my artistry to a more profound level!
I’ve absolutely fallen in love with my TM1
Have yet to truly try
Ordered this after talking with Dr. McAllister at Midwest. So far love the similarity between the TM2 and the S90 I usually play on, but with more freedom in airflow and a more centered sound