JodyJazz "DV" Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
24k gold-plated metal mouthpiece, supplied with a gold-plated Rico H ligature, FF mouthpiece cap, cloth mouthpiece pouch and wood cylinder case.
Tip Openings in 1/1000 Inch:
5 - 72
6 - 78
7 - 83
8 - 90
9 - 100
9* - 105
"What Is the DV Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece?
"Jody Espina has introduced the concept of Golden Section Proportions to the art of high end saxophone mouthpiece design. This perfect chamber/bore/facing combination will result in an extraordinary playing experience for you.
"Effortless Power & Beauty
"Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. Jody Espina has designed the patent pending JodyJazz DV using proportions and principles found in nature. For the most effortless playing experience of your life, we invite you to try the DV.
"Three Goals in Creating the DV Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible. That means that there are more harmonics present in the sound and therefore the projection of this Alto sax mouthpiece is huge.
- To eliminate the annoying shrillness that is associated with loud bright metal alto saxophone mouthpieces.
- To have a big fat midrange and bottom end that has never been present before in an alto mouthpiece with strong projection.
"Dream Come True"
"The new facing curve results in absolutely no dead spots in the vibration of the reed. In other words all notes in all ranges respond equally. This alto sax mouthpiece has a husky barrel-chested tone while being able to sing and soar over the top of any band. Sub toning and low notes are extremely easy and the altissimo is out of this world. Intonation is spot on. Be prepared to have possibly the most fun you ever have had on the saxophone.
"Players who now or in the past have played Guardala, Dukoff, Beechler, Jumbo Java, SR Tech, Vandoren V16, Yanigisawa, or any of the bright alto mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The DV. This is not just another bright mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
"I have found that many straight ahead jazz players who tend to favor mouthpieces that are just a little brighter than most mainstream dark mouthpieces have a very high chance of making the DV their new alto mouthpiece. We have had many many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz piece. These players almost always think that they won't like a metal alto mouthpiece and they are surprised everytime.
"All saxophone players are amazed to find a metal alto saxophone mouthpiece that works so efficiently, where the articulation is clean and one can easily go from low to high and vice versa.
"The DV Alto is manufactured on the most sophisticated computer controlled Lathes and Mills, yet the DV benefits from a high degree of hand finishing. The attention to detail in design and finishing given to the DV results in a stunning work of art that plays like a dream come true.
"Special Notes on The DV Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
"Due to the free blowing nature of the DV alto and all the DV's, be prepared to use a harder reed than you normally do. This may or may not be the case for you. The great benefit of this is that a harder reed lasts longer and a harder reed helps the altissimo range. For this same reason, you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Meyer 6 players, will usually play a DV Alto 7."
Item DetailsManufacturer: JodyJazz
Category: Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces
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