The TANTRA is a warmer, fuller sound than the Theo Wanne MANTRA mouthpiece, it’s parent Theo Wanne model.
Theo took the innovation that is in the MANTRA (his newest design), and made the sound warmer, fuller and bigger (less harsh). He did that by giving it a more gradual roll-over baffle, marrying well with the lively nature of Fiberreed reed, especially the new Hemp reed.
The TANTRA also has a raised floor in the chamber. This is something the MANTRA does not have. This again adds core to the sound traditionally loved by alto players. The alto TANTRA has shark gills in the chamber. This makes the sound bigger, while maintaining the core alto players love. The tenor TANTRA has large chamber, which the MANTRA does not have. This gives an overall all fatter sound. It is like a traditional large chamber Otto Link …just on Viagra. The TANTRA alto comes in tip size 7.
Katja Rieckerman says about the new TANTRA mouthpiece, “The subtone is just SO easy. I love the combination!”