What is the DV CHI Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The DV Chicago model silver plated metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece is the culmination of a quest by Jody Espina to make the most efficient saxophone mouthpiece that delivers the biggest, fullest sound.
The DV CHI produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the JodyJazz DV, but a considerably brighter more modern tone than the JodyJazz DV NY. The beautifully shaped baffle/chamber design of the DV CHI produces a tone that is reminiscent of Dexter Gordon but is quite at home in a contemporary situation.
Simply put, the DV CHI combines the best properties of the highly successful DV and DV NY series while adding several new design modifications which enhance the players ability to manipulate the tone. The scalloped chamber also allows the player to push more air through the mouthpiece without experiencing any harshness.
Big Robust Sound
Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. Jody Espina has designed the patented JodyJazz CHI, using proportions and principles found in nature. For a powerful, husky, effortless playing experience, we invite you to try the DV CHI.
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
JodyJazz DV CHI Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Demonstrated by Jody Espina
David Beecroft Plays "Eronel" featuring the DV CHI & Borgoni
Must hear audio clip on the DV CHI by David Beecroft
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part I
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part II
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part III
JodyJazz DV CHI Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Price: $650
DV CHI is a silver plated metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comes with a Rico Silver H Ligature, Rico Cap, Mouthpiece Pouch and special Aluminum Cylinder case, Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (See Overseas Shipping below for prices)
DV CHI Difference
Phi Proportions - Or the Golden Section Proportioning. The proportions that are found in the Stradivarius Violin, the Nautilus shell, the dolphin, human beings, the Ancient Pyramids and much more, are used for the first time on a saxophone mouthpiece. These proportions result in a chamber that increases harmonics making the sound bigger and richer. For more information about Phi visit at http://www.goldennumber.net
Secondary Window - The moving sound wave inside of the mouthpiece is now able to strike the vibrating reed above the bore of the mouthpiece instead of the mouthpiece material that is usually there. The effect is similar to a moving ball striking a moving bat. Home Run!
New Facing Technology and Curve - We have invested in new CNC technology and have come up with a proprietary way of putting on a new facing curve, which is perfect every time.
What Does The DV CHI Do?
- Bigger Fatter Tone
- Effortless Playing
- More Harmonics
- Cleaner Articulation
- Power and Projection
- Unbelievable Altissimo
- Improved Intonation
How Does The DV CHI Do It?
- Secondary window
- Golden section proportioning
- Proprietary CNC facing technology
- Perfect radius facing curve
- Perfect reed/Tip match
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
Special Notes on The DV CHI Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature of the DV CHI Tenor, 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, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV CHI 7*.
"The DV CHI is my number 3 tenor mouthpiece purchased from Jody jazz and I couldn`t be happier, have played the DV, DVNY and now the DV CHI and I can`t beileve the tone and projection of this piece, Jody you are my best friend for life Thank you so much!! "Roger Salles, Frisco, Texas
" Jody and staff, I have been playing the DV CHI 7* for about an hour now, and you can forget the two week trial period, you are never getting this piece back!!! It's like I have a new horn and a new sound, playing with ease! I play an early 60's Strasser Marigoux that I have been battling for years, with a Dukoff D7, I thought it was me, that I just did not play enough, or the horn. The guys at the repair shop swore to me it was a sweet horn, no Mark VI or Balanced Action, but a pretty sweet horn indeed. Until now I had many doubts. The sound I am getting from the DV CHI is instantly better, all of the notes come out with ease, I used to worry when playing live that certain notes would not come out, lower register and sometimes the middle D was extremely weak. When playing jazz tunes such as "Turnaround", dropping an octave from middle D to A, it was never certain how well it would come out. The DV CHI has changed that completely, it drops clear and precise every time. Just want to thank you for creating such an amazing piece, without it, I had no motivation to play, the sound was not what I thought it should be and hitting certain notes was always a struggle. This old horn sounds amazing with your DV CHI on it and the notes seem to now come out almost to easy. I have even moved from Rico 2.5, to Rico Jazz 3M that you sent with piece, instantly, my old mouthpiece pretty much refused to move up to a stronger reed. This is incredible, my motivation to play now is through the roof, and, I am finding that I am really not that bad of a player after all!!! Thank you again, Chas "Chas Goodrum
"I got the DV CHI 7* in yesterday. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I was from the first note. I don't think I've ever played a mouthpiece that was that wonderful- you could tell that there was an incredible amount of attention to detail in the piece. There isn't a flaw in it! The first thought that came to my head was, "This is the first time I've felt so comfortable from the first note, that I could possibly take it to a gig and be totally fine, from the bottom to the top of my horn." So, I did. Took the piece out on a gig last night here in Charlotte, NC and with no issue whatsoever, I played the gig probably better than I ever have before (I've played this gig every Tuesday that I've been home since I was 14 years old). What can I say? Nothing less than incredible."Ryan Saranich
I wanted to once again express my appreciation for the new JJ DV CHI 7*. I've been playing a DV 7* Tenor and a DV 7 alto piece for years, and simply put, they are the best mouthpieces I've played in my over 30 years. I absolutely love these pieces. Seriously, I've owned them all and I've never played anything like the DV series. What I particularly appreciate is the effortless response and huge rich sound that comes out of these pieces. I'm always receiving wonderful comments about my sound.
With the DV CHI, you nailed it again. The first time I tried this piece, I stood speechless. The sound of the DV CHI simply put is "amazing." Effortless and soooo comfortable as usual, with a big, rich, deep sound (not too bright; not too dark) with incredible projection and a wonderful resonance and yet a nice smoothness to the sound. No shrillness whatsoever. Seriously this piece will cover all genre's from mainstream jazz to blues to R&B, etc. The workmanship is second to none, tips and rails are absolute perfection and I'm giddy for having had the opportunity to get one so early. I've owned so many pieces over the years and this has got to be the best I've ever played. I�m not sure it can get any better.
Thank you so much again for your kindness and time. I'm having a blast with the DV CHI. I truly believe you are the premier maker of exquisitely crafted saxophone mouthpieces and I'm so pleased to be turning several players on to your pieces.
Very best regards,"Randy Montau, Los Angeles, CA
"I feel that the Jody Jazz New CHI Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is one of the best tenor sax mouthpieces now on the market ! Fat and rich in harmonics sound from top to the bottom, absolutely immediate response, friendly with new reeds, very flexible - you can play soft, reaching big fat sub tones as well pushing a lot of air - you can squeeze many colors from your instrument , also I feel that it's very wise to use silver plating because it will bring you more color and timbre, more presence and warmer sound qualities.
And to all off that we can add the extraordinary absolutely "Zen" simplicity design at the same time very effective in all sense ligature called " The Ring " also silver plated , I just loved The Ring - My precious 🙂 ! , finally we have a free vibrating and breathing almost speaking reeds. Jody Jazz CHI mouthpiece is pure absolute art and intelligence wisely combined by it's creator Jody Espina with the pure heart and soul."Gren Nady
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"The DV Chicago is the most all around tenor mouthpiece I have played until now. I have played a lot of mouthpieces from different manufactures, only to find one mouthpiece to work well for one horn such as the alto and not the tenor etc... I feel that Jody is a one stop shop for reed players."Gil Alcantar, Murritea, CA
Thanks for the producing the DV Chicago Tenor model- it plays great! I find that there are more overtones, harmonics and better projection in it than ANY of the vintage pieces of all brands that I've been playing. I also feel there's an incredible flexibility and "elasticity" to it which allows me to shape and achieve the sound and color at all dynamic ranges that I'm used to getting with much greater ease- very multi-faceted. I find that just about any reed works right away on it, and the articulation and altissimo is superb. It blends well in the big band stuff I do (traditional or Zappa!), and has a "fat" Dexter quality and "buzz" to it for acoustic jazz. But maybe most of all for the working musician, you no longer have to reach for that "high baffle" piece for the "loud" part of the club date, as the flexibilty in this Chicago piece can be pushed for as much brightness as needed, while still maintaining the perfect blend of treble and mid range that really give a tenor sound that depth and "bottom end". Thanks again; will there be an alto one in the future? "
The DV Chicago is the most all around tenor mouthpiece I have played until now. I have played a lot of mouthpieces from different manufactures, only to find one mouthpiece to work well for one horn such as the alto and not the tenor etc... I feel that Jody is a one stop shop for reed players.Gil Alcantar - Murritea, CA
I feel that the Jody Jazz New CHI Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is one of the best tenor sax mouthpieces now on the market ! Fat and rich in harmonics sound from top to the bottom, absolutely immediate response, friendly with new reeds, very flexible - you can play soft, reaching big fat sub tones as well pushing a lot of air - you can squeeze many colors from your instrument , also I feel that it's very wise to use silver plating because it will bring you more color and timbre, more presence and warmer sound qualities.
And to all off that we can add the extraordinary absolutely "Zen" simplicity design at the same time very effective in all sense ligature called " The Ring " also silver plated , I just loved The Ring - My precious 🙂 ! , finally we have a free vibrating and breathing almost speaking reeds. Jody Jazz CHI mouthpiece is pure absolute art and intelligence wisely combined by it's creator Jody Espina with the pure heart and soul.Gen Nady
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