A Closer Look at the Vandoren Profile Mouthpieces for Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Date Posted: June 02, 2021
EFFORTLESS CLARITY, PROJECTION, AND FLEXIBILITY
Vandoren’s latest addition to the classical saxophone line, theProfilemouthpiece, offers effortless clarity, projection and flexibility. We take a closer look at some technical aspects, reed suggestions, and feedback from leading classical saxophoninsts.
A Classical Approach
The Vandoren Profile mouthpieces are made for the classically trained saxophonist. With a rich and flexible color spectrum, easy response, and effortless projection, the Profile allows saxophonists to shape their sound to fit the music of any era. Currently, the Profile line is solely available for soprano and alto saxophones.
“The new Vandoren Profile mouthpiece offers the same incredible control and evenness of sound as the Optimum series, but with more flexibility and a greater range of colors. It allows me to fully express my personality in every musical situation.”
Dr. Geoff Deibel, FSU Saxophone Professor and member of the award winning h2 Quartet
Dimensions and Technicalities
"I love the lightning-fast response and brilliant tone quality of the AP3 and SP3. From the warm middle register tones to the effortless altissimo register, these pieces being a newfound joy to classical performing."
Dr. Justin Pierce, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music, Oklahoma Baptist University
What Reeds to Use
Dark and rich. A favorite of classical saxophonists. Slightly more resistant than our other cuts. Available for Soprano, Alto, and Tenor. Strengths 2.5 to 3.5 recommended.
Also known as Blue Box, these reeds produce a pure and even tone with a crisp response. Available for Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone. Strengths 2.5 to 3.5 recommended.
The latest in our reed line, V21 reed combines a conical shape with the cut of the V12. These gives the player the warmth of V12 with slightly more focus and easy response. Available for Soprano, Alto, and Tenor. Strengths 2.5 to 3.5 recommended.
Vandoren Artist Nathan Bogert Performs
“The Profile soprano and alto mouthpieces offer the perfect combination of beautiful tone, rock-solid intonation, and great flexibility. From the bottom of the horn through the altissimo, the Profile offers unparalleled control and an abundance of sonic options for the concert artist.”
Dr. Andrew J. Allen, Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia College & State University