Metal HL 2018
Metal HL 2018 is based on a high-baffle mouthpiece from the 1980s (fusion golden-era), but is adjusted to add an edge to the sound. The feature of the sound is fatter and bright sound, and a tick sound with a presence. The HL is the only Gottsu model utilizing Tin alloy material, thus far. Tin alloy resonates similarly to hard-rubber, so it has rich harmonic overtones.
There is a legendary mouthpiece that has curved table, asymmetrical side and tip rail, and is roughly made; it is like a vicious horse. Although difficult to control for beginners, you are able to produce a wonderfully unique tone once you master it. Many people, such as Kenny G. and David Sanborn became addicted to the wonderful sound once they were able to control it. I think the mouthpiece has both brightness and darkness, so it is very attractive. I pursued that mouthpiece, and made the Metal HL. I reviewed the old Gottsu Metal HL model, including all designs and production methods, and made it better with the HL 2018.
Type: Tenor, Alto, Soprano
※see table below for mm sizing
Material: Tin alloy
Chamber Shape: Medium large Chamber, semicircle
Baffle: High baffle
Feature and Tone: Fat, Edge sound, Good for fusion
Style: Pops, Fusion
* Natural wooden reed recommended