E. Rousseau ROUER402NC4 New Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece NC4
E. Rousseau New Classic NC Series
Features a unique chamber with specially designed baffle and sidewalls to provide a more controlled tone. S/A/T/B The Tenor has a redesigned tip rail for natural reed fit and a longer shape for easier tuning. The Baritone model provides a noticeably robust response in the low register. Available in three facings (Soprano, Alto, Tenor) or four facings (Baritone).
What is the “New Classic” NC4 Saxophone mouthpiece?
The “New Classic” (NC) is one of six mouthpiece designs in the E. Rousseau line. This design provides for superior tone, responsiveness and projection for most advancing student players. It promotes a full range of tonal colors and excellent tonal center. The New Classic is designed for natural reed fit and easier tuning. The “4” indicates Medium facing (distance between reed and mouthpiece tip). The NC4 is the preferred model and facing for advancing concert band saxophonists.
What makes the NC4 better for concert band?
It was designed by Eugene Rousseau, one of the most significant players and teachers of saxophone for the past fifty years. Rousseau is not only one of the world’s finest classical players and a most prominent teacher; he also learned about woodwind acoustics and design from Charles Houvenaghel, regarded at that time as the greatest acoustician since Adolph Sax.
This NC4 provides for superior tone, responsiveness and projection. It promotes a full range of tonal colors and excellent tonal center. The New Classic is designed for natural reed fit and easier tuning.
The NC4 is made from traditional hard rubber, widely known to be the preferred material for woodwind mouthpieces. All E. Rousseau mouthpieces are made in the U.S.A.
The NC4 is available for all saxophone models (S/A/T/B) and can provide a consistent tonal base for the entire saxophone section and small ensembles.
E. Rousseau mouthpieces are designed for saxophonists at every level, and continue to be priced to be affordable for students.