The Caravan Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece is a modern manifestation of the vintage large-body open-chamber mouthpiece, producing a dark, harmonically well–balanced sound without being stuffy and restrictive. Its low-register tones are warm and “round” without the rough edges commonly produced by other mouthpieces, while its upper-register tones are full and beautiful without the typical “whining” quality so commonly heard in the baritone’s upper left hand. This baritone mouthpiece is available in one standard facing that has a tip opening of around .075 in.
Mouthpiece Tuning on Modern Low-A Instruments: Because of its large tone chamber, this mouthpiece will tune some modern low-A baritone saxophones too low to play acceptably in pitch with the instrument. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected easily with the insertion of a small amount of epoxy filler strategically placed in the chamber so as to reduce the chamber volume, thereby raising the pitch of the mouthpiece, while retaining the depth, ease of response, and tonal beauty of the mouthpiece. This modification is offered free of charge to any mouthpiece customer—after the sale (request via e-mail on Contact Us page) or upon purchase by requesting the modification in the notes field during check-out. (New baritone saxophone mouthpieces with the chamber-reduction modification still qualify for the two-week return privilege; request the policy paragraph via e-mail.)
DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT NOTE! This large vintage-style hard-rubber mouthpiece requires a ligature with a circumference of nearly 5 inches. These are not common or easily found. If you need a ligature for this mouthpiece, the properly sized Rovner ligature is available on this web site at a significant discount and is an excellent alternative.