1. Can I buy directly from you?
I am a manufacturer and with the exception of B stock items, I do not make direct sales. Please go to my dealer page,
Where To Buy, to find a list of dealers. Ponzol products are distributed in the US by
American Way Marketing and US Band and Orchestra/St. Louis Music. Any US dealer can order Ponzol products from
these distributors. Foreign customers please contact me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Do you have a facility where your products can be tested?
No, again I am not in the retail business and have no place where
musicians can come to try things. This is the function of a dealer.
3. Do you make special openings or mouthpieces not listed on the web page?
Everything currently available is on the web site. If you are looking
for something that is not there, its not available. I do not offer
custom work on mouthpieces.
4. I need a bite plate on a Ponzol mouthpiece replaced.
Bite plates on the new stainless steel and anodized mouthpieces can be
replaced easily. I no longer have material to replace bite plates on
the older brass mouthpieces.
5. Are the older brass mouthpieces still available?
Some are still available and are listed under B stock. All the brass
mouthpieces have been replaced by stainless steel and
anodized aluminum mouthpieces.
6. Why did you stop making brass mouthpieces?
This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but did not
have the right situation and machinery available to me. Brass and
bronze are not metals you want to put in your mouth without the
protection of being plated. The plating process involves copper,
nickel and gold. Many players have allergies to these metals. The
stainless steel I use is a surgical and food grade metal similar to
that used in surgical applications and eating utensils. This metal is
very safe to put in your mouth and never needs to be plated. The
aluminum I use is aircraft grade and the inert process of anodizing,
similar to high end cookware, is also safe to play. Also, plating is
not a perfect process and the costs of the metals used is increasing
7. Are the new mouthpieces the same as the old ones, only in a different metal?
No, while the model designations of some are the same, these are
completely new mouthpieces. They have a darker, warmer sound with a
stronger fundamental which is more in balance with the overtones. For
example the new M2 has everything players liked about the old M1 and
M2 together plus more. The Vintage is completely new and replaces the
ML and II-V-I. The new alto is probably the best metal mouthpiece
for alto I have ever played.
8. If I buy a B stock item, how do I pay?
We do not accept credit cards. Payment can be made by Paypal only.