What does plating do to the sound?

GOLD – Gold has the most color in the sound of any type of plating. It sounds ‘beautiful.’

SILVER – Silver has a semi-clean and bright tone, but not much color to the tone.

NICKEL – Very clean and pure sounding, but not much color to the tone.

VINTIFIED – It is very resonant and yet dark sounding at the same time; the closest a metal mouthpiece can sound to hard rubber. The Vintified finish™ was created by Theo Wanne the eminent world expert on saxophone mouthpieces.  It is a natural patina which "wears" when handled, creating unique light and dark areas.  

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