First impression after just a few days. It's very easy to play. I am able to play soft and or fast notes in the high or low end of my register easier and more consistently than my previous mouthpiece even though I went for a tip opening 8 that is somewhat bigger than my previous.
The best mouthpiece i've ever played by a long shot!
I decided to order a SYOS mouthpiece at the recommendation of a friend. I started researching on youtube, and of course, there were lots of players and videos. By the time I heard about SYOS, the Originals had been released. Not knowing any of the players, whose signature models were available, I went with the SYOS Steady for my tenor. Other mouthpieces I own have an 8 tip opening, so I ordered an 8. It was almost more than I could handle. However, with the right reed strength, it turned out to be a fantastic mouthpiece. I was so impressed, I immediately ordered the Smoky for a darker tone, only I went with the 7 tip opening. I'm totally impressed. I haven't played any of my other mouthpieces in nearly a month!
SYOS is easy blowing, and very accommodating to the way I play. It does not get in the way.
Now that I've played on these two, there are a few signature models I'd be interested in trying. Maybe I'll go with a custom mouthpiece after I think on it a while.
Hi Tony, thank you so much for sharing this nice review! We are really happy that you like our mouthpieces :)
satisfaction in all respects, order, delivery time and product quality.
The tenor mouthpiece I purchased (Steady model) is easily the best mouthpiece I have ever played in 35 years as a saxophonist, and I have played a LOT of mouthpieces. Free-blowing, huge and even sound top to bottom.
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WHAT IS SYOS?
THE GAME CHANGER
Syos stands for Shape Your Own Sound. The technology and the science behind our saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces come from years of research in acoustics at Ircam, the worldwide reference in terms of sound technologies .
The meeting between Pauline, PhD in acoustics, and Maxime, PhD in auditory perception, started the creation and development of a new and original way of crafting instruments.
Using proprietary material SCAL3D we craft mouthpieces with the highest degree of precision, with improved resistance and durability and the largest choice of chamber geometries, baffle types and colors on the market.
Made in France, Syos mouthpieces are played by an ever-growing roster of artists worldwide.
Syos ships to most of the countries in the world except those of South America and Central America, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and Russia.
As the mouthpieces are made-to-order, please expect a manufacturing time ranging from 3 to 5 days. The delivery time then varies depending on the destination country and if you choose an express or regular shipping.
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.
INTRODUCING SYOS ORIGINALS
After 5 years of work with musicians around the world, we decided to create the Originals line in order to easily bring our acoustic expertise to any musician, from the beginner to the professional.
Syos Originals are a streamlined collection of easy-to-play mouthpieces for every type of saxophone and clarinet. Pick a dark (Smoky), balanced (Steady) or bright tone (Spark) and get the sound that was promised immediately.