"UK Special" Replica 1950's Duckbill Berg Tenor
Berg Larsen was originally known as a professional musician and reed maker in Archer Street London. In 1945, he designed and manufactured a range of ebonite mouthpieces for clarinet and saxophone which later evolved into a range made out of stainless steel for an increased lifespan. Berg Larsen Mouthpieces have a unique design: a small chamber with flat side walls and beautiful side rails. This makes them unique among the vintage brands. Berg Larsen passed away in 1972.
95 = The first number is the tip opening in thousandths of an inch. 95 means .095″. note: Bergs run about .005″ small, so a 95 would actually measure .090″.
2 = The second number indicates baffle height/brightness. A 3 is the darkest and a 0 is the brightest. We only make the 2 as we feel its the best buy for all around playing styles.
Our mouthpieces are not like the Vintage ones as they are Milled on a CnC lathe and each tip opening is true to the size we offer.
We are launching our newest "UK Special", a superb replica of the hard to find 1950's Vintage Berg Larsen tenor mouthpiece. The Duck Bill, Longer Body, #2 Bullet Chamber design was only made for a short time. We feel this vintage Berg was the fattest and best playing model from over a decade of other lack luster Berg Larsen designs. Like all of our Retro Revival mouthpieces, we picked this model to replicate from our personal collection. Using precise CAD technology and precision crafted finishing, this piece is a superb specimen. With 3D printing technology we were able to perfect our final gem before milling from solid bell brass and silver plating. We know that the riggers of hand finishing and skilled play testing sets Retro Revival products in a class of their own. So if your looking for a complete and powerful, fat and juicy mouthpiece, this "UK Special" is it. Without question, this is the best Berg Larsen Replica on the market. Accurately copied from one of the most amazing sounding and rarest pieces in our personal collection, this ultra rare model was used by the best artists back in the day such as Sam Butera, Junior Walker, King Curtis, Sonny Rollins, Lenny Pickett, Charlie Ventura, Coleman Hawkins, Booker Ervin, Babe Russin, Roland Kirk, Pete Christleib, Yusef Lateef, and a host of others who wanted that punchy, robust and penetrating sound. We are proud and thrilled to offer this incredible re-creation. Each Piece is Rhodium Plated.
The UK Special will come with a Rovner Star Series Ligature & Rico H Cap Being this is a copy of such an old, rare mouthpiece it was not easy to find a good fitting Ligature & Cap)