Are you looking for information? We gathered on this page the most frequently asked questions about SYOS mouthpieces. Click on a question to visualize our answer. If you don't find the information you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us, we'll give you a rapid answer.
We make SYOS mouthpieces for every saxophonist, professionals as well as amateurs! Each saxophonist has his own sound identity and his own relationship to the instrument. In fact, SYOS mouthpieces are used by many amateurs saxophonists in France as well as in other countries, and are used for playing many kinds of music (classical, jazz, pop...).
When you order a mouthpiece, we ensure that it will fit your expectations. Starting from your order, we make a mouthpiece according to your playing characteristics and the sound aesthetics you are looking for. When you receive the mouthpiece, you can try it as long as you want, at home, in rehearsals, in concerts... If the mouthpiece doesn't suit you perfectly, you can send it back and indicate what works for you and what doesn't: we will send you an improved version of your mouthpiece for free. And if it is still not perfect, we can do it again!
SYOS mouthpieces are only available through our website. However, our process guarantee your satisfaction: when you receive your SYOS mouthpiece, you can test it as long as you want. If it doesn't fit your expectations, you just have to tell us what works and what doesn't: we create then another improved mouthpiece and send it to you for free. Besides, if you live near Paris, you have the possibility to meet Maxime and to participate in his test studies. If you're interested, leave your contact information on the corresponding form .
As soon as we get your answer to our questionnaire, we start the creation of your mouthpiece. Your mouthpiece will be sent in the next seven days. The shipping time depend on your country!
The questionnaire we created gives you the possibility to specify your expectations in terms of sound with the vocabulary we provide. If you're not good with our words, don't hesitate to call us (+33 672 65 17 82) for further explanations: we'll help you to fill the questionnaire. You can also visit the webpages of our ambassadors where you can listen to sound references.
Absolutely! A custom mouthpiece is the ideal gift for a saxophonist. Gifts for musicians are often complicated because it’s difficult to know in advance if a given equipment will suit them. With SYOS, there is no risk: our mouthpieces are tailored to fit each musician expectations. You can buy a gift voucher on our dedicated webpage. As soon as your friend receive the gift, he can contact us to begin the customization of his mouthpiece.
We don’t reproduce existing mouthpieces, however we can create a SYOS original mouthpiece with a geometry that gives the same sound aesthetics as your previous one, but easier and more comfortable to play. And SYOS mouthpieces are unbreakable!
The plastic we use to make SYOS mouthpieces has been certified non-toxic in laboratory (EN 71 and CE 1907/2006 standards). In fact, the same kind of plastic is used to make toys for children, which can be put in mouth without any risks. At the opposite, with the "ebonite" plastic, some sulfuric acid releases are observed when the mouthpiece is old, which gives it a yellow-green color. Did you ask yourself that same question for ebonite?
SYOS mouthpieces are compatible with every kind of reeds, including plastic ones. We already made mouthpieces for some musicians that use plastic reeds (for instance Rico reeds). Choosing a very "dark" mouthpiece can balance the little "buzz" that goes with plastic reeds, if needed.
SYOS mouthpieces are available today in 7 colors. Our goal is to bring some colors in the world of musical instruments, that's why we prefer strong colors. However, if you still want a black mouthpiece, we can make it, you just have to ask us to do that in the "additional remarks" of our customization form when you order.
We can customize the mouthpiece design with any writing or logo engraved in the external surface. However, If you ask that, you can't get more adjustments by sending back your mouthpiece.
Today, you can only buy saxophone tenor, alto and soprano mouthpieces in our website. However we are currently working on baritone saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet mouthpieces. These mouthpieces are still being developed and tested, but they should be available soon, in 2017.
Since the material doesn't influence the sound, we use plastic ABS because it is faster and more efficient to make a mouthpiece. We are still investigating other materials like metal or resin (mostly for aesthetics and ergonomics), but we give priority to geometry which strongly determines the sound. As a matter of fact, we made two SYOS mouthpieces for Samy: one in metal, and one in red plastic. He's playing the latter in all his concerts!
You have additional questions? Don't hesitate to contact us, we'll answer you very shortly! If you found all the information you were looking for, you can now start the creation of your custom mouthpiece.