Brilhart Alto (1960's) "Hard Rubber" 5
Here is an original and rarely seen Brilhart “Hard Rubber” 5 for alto. This piece measures .072” on my gauge.
Arnold Brilhart was responsible for designing and manufacturing some of the most iconic woodwind products from the 1930’s until his death in the 1980’s.
While it is more common to see the “Hard Rubber” model for tenor, the alto versions represent something unique in the world of design. It features a larger chamber than any NY USA version of Meyer, yet has more of the rollover style baffle than the flat shaped choice found in Otto Link Tone Edge blanks. The result is a very focused and ‘tight’ center up front in the attack and the nicely fluted side walls allow the voice to ‘breathe’ a little so as to not feel thin. It has a slightly streamlined body that feels very comfortable to play.
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