Dr. Larry Ross Saxophone Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Many saxophonists inquire about mouthpiece/reed combinations, and I generally recommend the Meyer 4-7M for tenors, an easily available hard rubber mouthpiece, and the Otto Link 6* for metal mouthpiece players (which was John Coltrane's choice).

For altos, the Brilhart Tonalin 3 is my favorite in most cases, and Vandoren Java Red Box reeds provide the best overall tone; however, La Voz Medium and Medium hard reeds can also produce a great sound.