Caravan Saxophone Mouthpieces
Available for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, this mouthpiece represents a more modern manifestation of Adolphe Sax’s original mouthpiece design. The “open chamber” characteristic (no constriction in the tone chamber) provides for considerable tonal depth and darkness in quality for “classical” performance on saxophone, but the tone chamber is also sized to allow for plenty of power and richness compared with older open-chamber designs. The beautifully balanced sound this mouthpiece can produce comes primarily from the deep baffle and round tone chamber that blends smoothly into the bore of the mouthpiece. Somewhat wider side and tip rails provide for greater purity in the tone and greater homogeneity of color throughout the saxophone’s range.
Cap and Ligature NOT included.
Adapting the Caravan Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece
to the Bass Saxophone–
Because the Caravan Baritone Saxophone mouthpiece is produced from one of the original-type large-body molds, it is large enough, and has a large enough tone chamber, for use on the bass saxophone. The facing curve, however, which is in proper specifications for baritone, is not advantageous for bass, hence using an unaltered Caravan baritone mouthpiece on the bass saxophone will work to a certain extent, but will not easily render deep and responsive results.