Comments and feedback from our
Customers, Reviewers, and Endorsers
"Firstly, I find the horn to be extremely well constructed and set up. No loose pivots or improperly set springs. All the pads and links are precisely positioned, and the engraving and polish are superb. It has an excellent, even, and in-tune scale- a feature extremely important to me. The sound is fat and crisp; and the response, especially intervals, is right there. Altissimo responds well, also.
Even the case I found to be well designed and constructed, with easy-to-use latches, and a clever storage compartment that is situated beneath the horn. A caveat- one must not overload the compartment, or its cover will not seat completely, and possibly prevent the horn from bedding properly before the cover is closed.
Moreover, the quality and performance level of this horn easily exceeds that of highly reputed instruments that sell for more than double the price of the Mac 8. What a great value!
Congratulations on putting together such a well-done package. I'm impressed."
“My new MACSAX MAC 8 Rose Brass Tenor and Empyreal Alto are the finest blowing horns I've ever played. Their response, sound, design and craftsmanship is unmatched. Congratulations to Mike Crouch and the MACSAX crew for developing these outstanding saxophones.”
Hi Mike and Eric,
I would just like to let you know that I played the FJ3 tenor mouthpiece in a session for a new release from singer Shoshana Bean which is going to be real sweet old school Memphis horns style yesterday in a 3 piece horn section and it was just what the sax doctor ordered! Great tone, tuning and response! Will keep you posted about the release scheduled for april on CD digital and Vinyl!
"While touring the USA with the Wellington Jazz orchestra recently I had the good fortune to meet Greg and Eric from Macsax and had the opportunity to try some of their excellent mouthpieces.
I left with their metal tenor FJ III saxophone mouthpiece no 8 opening. I have been using this mouthpiece for the last three months. It has to be one of the finest metal mouthpieces I have played and like most tenor players I have tried everything. I have used a metal Link for years and took this as the standard. Once I tried the Macsax model however the Link went into the drawer where it has remained.
What I like about it is the full resonant sound it produces without the harshness that many metal mouthpieces have. Far from being dull it has a projection and a focus in the sound that really makes for ease of playing. I now want to try their hard rubber equivalent which I have heard is also spectacular.
Congratulations Macsax for a great contribution to the saxophone mouthpiece world"
Senior lecturer in improvisation and saxophone at the NZ School of Music in Wellington New Zealand