Beware of those cheap Chinese made metal sax mouthpieces!
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You will see inexpensive metal sax mouthpieces sold on ebay. I bought a couple from someone stateside, but you also see the same items coming from China. They are cheap Chinese knock-offs of well known brands. As a matter of fact, I see over on the right some of the very same sort of mouthpieces are showing!
They claim to be silver or gold plated, but the plating on mine was really a form of metallic looking plastic coating. The so called "plating" peeled off of mine when I put on a mouthpiece pad and then tried to reposition it. I was shocked to have the plating peel off and find out it was not even metal plating!
I got no response at all from the seller. By the way, the ones I got, one silver and one gold, both played very flat on my tenor sax. Fortunately, I have a C melody, and they played in pitch on that and gave it a jazzier sound. That is the only positive thing about them.
So buyer beware! These are being sold absolutely falsely advertised. A silvery looking plastic plating is not a silver plating! And all that glitters is not gold!