This idea of Tradition PLUS mouthpieces was born when we heard that an old friend from Dave Monette’s Bloomington days (1982-1983!) was going to visit the shop. This player had used conventional mouthpieces for his entire life... so we wanted to surprise him with a traditional looking mouthpiece - like he was used to - while building in every possible state-of-the-art Monette acoustic improvement we could come up with. We wanted an obvious, dramatic improvement in intonation, sound, consistency, clarity, and overall performance of the mouthpiece.
Monette has a lot of options these days. And it’s tough to figure out what the best option is. This mouthpiece takes 2-3 days to acclimate. After that, plays like a dream. Great sound and flexibility. Easier to play than the standard and LT blanks if you’re new to Monette.