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The revolutionary Bionix, is among the best yet for Jazz. Many saxophonists have to depend on a mouthpiece that simply isn't designed to handle the difficult and tricky tones in the altissimo register. Santy Runyon's Bionix mouthpiece is the solution you've been waiting for. Runyon's most sensitive and responsive mouthpiece is finally here. The Bionix has been specifically designed to produce rich, full tones in the altissimo and upper register ranges of the instrument.
Designed to enable the saxophonist to execute these elusive harmonic tones with ease and exactness, the Bionix comes with a high baffle close to the tip of the mouthpiece while the length of the facing is shortened slightly. Unlike other high baffle mouthpieces, with actually impair the lower register tones by choking or pinching the sound, the low tones produced by the Bionix are full and rich, as a result of the mouthpiece's unusual aerodynamic design.
Runyon Products believes that quality starts in material selection. For this reason all their mouthpieces are designed around engineering materials, not general purpose ABS plastics and inferior grade metals.
Since good tonal production depends on the vibrations of the mouthpiece as well as those of the reed, the vibration potential (flex modulus) of the mouthpieces is an essential component. Through extensive experimentation, Santy has selected a plastic alloy as the best possible substance for this mouthpiece, a material with the same flex modulus as that of hard rubber. This special alloy is superior to hard rubber in several important aspects. It possesses greater dimensional stability and impact strength. This means that it doesn't chip as easily; moreover, because it is more resistant to heat, it is also more resistant to warpage.
Bionix Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece