Steven Banks

Saxophonist. Educator. Inclusion Advocate.

"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable"

- Ludwig van Beethoven

What do you think? Mouthpiece Comparison: D'Addario Reserve D155 vs. Selmer S90 180

I'm really enjoying some qualities of the new D'Addario Reserve Alto Saxophone mouthpieces. However, I'm still on the fence about switching to one full-time from my current S90 180. I won't say too much about my opinions on the two setups because I'd like to hear your perspective on the sound, articulation, homogeneity, etc. I like to get as many perspectives as possible in addition to considering how it feels and sounds to me. I did all of these recordings early in the day, without much warm up time so I wouldn't be settled in on one mouthpiece more than the other. Let me know what you think! Feel free to comment here, send me an email through the contact page, or message me on Facebook!

Featured Clips: Excerpts from Brahms Sonata Op. 120, No. 2 in Eb and Maslanka Alto Saxophone Sonata