Sepia Tone VI Custom
Sepia Tone VI Custom is the high baffle version of the Sepia Tone VI. It produces a brighter and larger sound than the VI, and is designed to make more sound with little blowing. This mouthpiece is good for fusion style jazz or for people who have a metal allergy but want to have a powerful sound like with a metal mouthpiece.
I received many requests to make a mouthpiece from hard rubber that has a high baffle, especially from professional saxophone players. I was also curious to make a metal-styled mouthpiece from hard rubber, so I began making the Sepia Tone VI Custom. The Baritone model has a long-shank, thicker tip-rail and side-rail and bigger body than the Sepia Tone VI. I designed the Tenor model from scratch; it is high-baffle but has a larger chamber, so it is easy to produce low notes. The Alto model’s design is the same as the Metal HL2018, but I changed the program slightly and thickened the side-rail in order to accommodate the material.
Instruments: Baritone / Tenor / Alto
Baritone: 6, 7, 7☆, 8, 9
Tenor: 6, 6☆, 7, 7☆, 8, 8☆, 9
Alto: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
※see table below for mm sizing
Material : Ebonite (Hard-rubber)
Chamber Shapes: Round (Baritone, Tenor), Semicircle (alto)
Baffle : High baffle
Features and Tone: Bright, Powerful, has an edge (like metal mouthpieces)
Style: Fusion, Jazz, Pop
* Natural cane reed recommended