Vandoren Optimum AL5 Alto Sax

Mouthpiece for Alto Saxophone

  • Tip opening: 1.68 mm
  • Facing length: Medium
  • Material: Hard rubber
  • Round sound
  • Precise intonation
  • Suitable for professionals and high-level students

Further information

Facing Length 20,00 mm
Tip Opening 1,68 mm
Chamber round
Material Hard Rubber
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Ligature No

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Harald60, 27.12.2017
Have played over 2 years, the Vandoren Al-3 and wanted to bring a little more air through the mouth piece. I landed at Al5.
My personal impression compared to the AL-3
- Very similar sound
- Easier airflow, get better air now.
- Stable vibrato
- More expressive in bending and a little more volume possible.
My first order was slightly whistled. I sent it back and ordered another Al-5. That was fine then!
Now have my Mundstückodysee between Meyer, Selmer, Vandoren and Otto Link finished and stay with the AL5. You can play it classically and also modern jazzy.
I'd like to say that I am not a professional and that I have not played 100 years old Sax yet. So please see my score under this aspect.
My setup Yanigisawa AW01, Vandoren Optimum AL5, Rico Royal 3 alternative more classic Vandoren Blue 2.5.
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Review Vandoren Optimum AL5 Alto Sax

08.11.2016
I have a few months ago again a cheap alto saxophone was added and wanted to try my last visit to the Thomann house only once and how the sound changed through another mouthpiece.
I got 6 mouthpieces from the friendly seller in the woodwind section.
The prices for all test objects were about 100-120, -Euro.
After a detailed test phase of about 30min it was clear, the Vandoren Optimum AL 5 will be.
It clearly distinguished itself from the other mouthpieces.
I had the feeling that I had a new instrument, the sound was much rounder and richer in all areas.
The approach is very good in all situations,
The sounds speak up immediately and there is a great scope to shape the tones.
I am just thrilled by the part.
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