What is the DV NY Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The DV NY for Tenor Sax will appeal to the Straight Ahead player looking for the best playing and sounding mouthpiece that he or she can find. The mouthpiece is based on our popular DV model but has several modifications, the most significant being a deep chamber. All tests with players have been very positive and we've had great response from "Link" players. And most importantly I am completely satisfied and in love with the mouthpiece. The DV NY occupies a similar place as the ESP and we think that players who like a wider mouthpiece in the mouth, and a more spread sound will choose the DV NY. Players who like more of a Berg Larsen focused sound and a thinner profile piece may prefer the ESP.
Effortless Vintage Sound
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.
The DV NY produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the DV. The deep baffle/chamber design of the DV NY produce a beautiful Classic Jazz Tenor sound reminiscent of the masters of the 40's, 50’s and 60’s.
Three Goals in Creating the DV NY Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible. That means that there is no stuffiness and little resistance.
- To emulate the sound of the Classic 50’s and 60’s Alto Sax players, while giving the sound an extra fatness from the secondary window.
- To produce the most beautiful tone on any JodyJazz mouthpiece so far.
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JodyJazz DV NY Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Demonstration by Jody Espina
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François D'Amours Plays DV NY Alto Sax Mouthpiece
JodyJazz DV NY Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
The most popular tip opening range will be 7*, 8*. Players seem to prefer a size larger than what they would comparably play on a Link, for example, due to the relatively free blowing nature of the DV NY.
- 6 = .090
- 7 = .100
- 7* = .105
- 8* = .115
- 9* = .125
- 10* = .135
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About The Patch on the DV NY
The beak of this mouthpiece is thin which allows for more vibration and contributes to the spread of the sound or what I call sound diffusion. A thin beak does not allow us to put a patch the way the DV has. We provide a a clear patch which feels very comfortable. For those of you who think that this may be a problem, I ask you to try the piece so that you can see for yourself.
JodyJazz DV NY Alto Sax Mouthpiece Price: $595
The mouthpiece comes with a Gold Plated Rico H Ligature, Rico Cap, Mouthpiece Pouch and special Wood Cylinder case,free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (Click "BUY NOW" button to see overseas shipping)
What Does The DV NY Do?
- Bigger Darker Tone
- Effortless Playing
- More Harmonics
- Cleaner Articulation
- Warmth & Beauty
- Excellent Altissimo
- Improved Intonation
How Does The DV NY Do It?
- Deep Full Chamber
- Golden section proportioning
- Proprietary CNC facing technology
- Perfect radius facing curve
- Secondary Window
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
DV NY 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.
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.
DV NY vs DV (How are they different?)
Both mouthpieces have a full resonant sound due to the secondary window. The DV will have more projection and be brighter due to the raised floor of the chamber while the DV NY will have a more traditional Jazz sound and projection due to the deep full chamber. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
“Dream Come True”
To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible while emulating the sound of the Classic 50’s and 60’s metal tenor sax mouthpieces. That means that a beautiful, rich tenor sax tone is able to be produced with less effort than on previous mouthpieces.
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 tenor sax mouthpiece has a husky barrel-chested tone and can sing sweetly and beautifully. Sub toning and low notes are extremely easy and the altissimo is out of this world. Intonation is spot on. Be prepared to be inspired by your tone.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Guardala Crescent, Dukoff Hollywood, or any of the darker classic mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The DV NY. This is not just another straight-ahead saxophone mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
I have found that many jazz saxophone players are playing saxophone mouthpieces that are stuffy and have a high degree of resistance. Also low notes can be more difficult to play on these older mouthpieces.
We have had many converts who were playing the most popular Jazz saxophone mouthpieces and who are amazed to find a saxophone mouthpiece that works so efficiently, where the articulation is clean and one can easily go from low to high and vice versa and still retain a beautiful full warm tone.
The DV NY is manufactured on the most sophisticated computer controlled Lathes and Mills, yet the DV NY benefits from a high degree of hand finishing. The attention to detail in design and finishing given to the DV NY results in a stunning work of art that plays like a dream come true.
Special Notes on The DV NY Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature due to the precise facing curve of the DV NY tenor and all the DV's, be prepared for the possibility of using 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, there is a small possibility that you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV NY 7*.
Also please note that if you are coming from a bright mouthpiece like the Dukoff or Guardala it is very likely that the DV instead of the DV NY will be more to your liking. This is because the DV while having a lot of power and projection still has a lot of bottom in the sound. The DV NY has plenty of bottom in the sound but it does not have as much projection as the DV. In other words if you are playing a lot of gigs where you need a lot of volume you may want to choose the DV. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
"Dear Jody: I just received the DV NY #6 Tenor mouthpiece I ordered and it gives me exactly what I'm looking for; a big sound with minimum effort. After all, at age 70, one doesn't have a great deal of excess wind-power and energy. The response throughout the horn is great, but I'm amazed at the response in the lower range. I've never been able to "get" below a "D" without really attacking the note; not a good thing for ballads. With your DV NY, I'm able to get 'em all and play tunes I've resisted playing in the past. Lastly, while the mouthpiece amplifies the brightness of my new Yanagisawa 992, it's absolutely wonderful on my "old friend", a 1953 "The Martin" tenor. As in life, sometimes old friends are best"Bob Chapell
"The new DV NY really captures the sound of the early Otto Links and Dukoffs with less resistance and much more ease of blowing. What a great mouthpiece.
" Hi there, This truly is the best mouthpiece I have ever played, and is exactly the jazz sound I was looking for. I am amazed at how well it responds in the lower register, as I have had trouble with a good sound all through the sax. It looks brilliant, simply a great piece, and such quick delivery. I can praise you and the mouthpiece no end, so i will just say thank you so, so much for such a great sounding mouthpiece. I have a feeling I have found what I will be playing for life!
Thank you again, "
" Dear Jody,
Thank you very much indeed for recommending the DV NY7* for my Selmer tenor. I thought you'd like to know that it's the most satisfying, responsive, warm and flexible mouthpiece I've ever played; I've been playing tenor for 50 years, and I've had Berg Larsen, OttoLink, Ponzol, Vandoren and Yanigasawa mouthpieces, but this beats them all hands down!
I've just done a gig with it, and it gave me every note just as I asked it, with consistent tone from the top to the bottom. It really is a mouthpiece for a lifetime.
(I use Marca Jazz 3 reeds).
With kind regards, "
" Jody -
I want to thank you... and commend you, on the creation of the DVNY mouthpiece. I have just recently purchased my DVNY 7 and already love the tone and control it provides. I had played a Berg Larsen metal 100/2/M for over 40 years on my Mark VI, and your DVNY is the first mouthpiece that has warranted me buying it. Guess that sums it up!
A H (Harry) Saunders "
" I'm a music educator at the middle school and high school levels in Kentucky and I recommend your mouthpieces to all of my students and colleagues. I think that your HR* mouthpiece is one of the best values available on the market right now: A great piece at a great price! A high quality, hard rubber mouthpiece under $200 is unheard of in this day and age but you guys are making that happen. I find your DVNY to be in a class by itself. I've played on tons of tenor mouthpieces over the years and I was never happy with any of them (too bright, too dead, too hot, etc.) but I've really found my tenor voice through your mouthpiece. Thanks for taking so much pride in your products! Feel free to quote this email if you think it could help you.
My jazz set ups: Alto 1995 Yamaha 62 - JodyJazz HR* 6 with a Bonade ligature and Vandoren ZZ #2 reeds
Tenor 1974 Selmer Mark VI - JodyJazz DVNY 7 with a Rico H ligature and Vandoren ZZ 2.5 reeds
Sincerely,"Mike DiPasquale, Kentucky
" Dear Jody:
I just received the DV NY #6 Tenor mouthpiece I ordered and it gives me exactly what I'm looking for; a big sound with minimum effort. After all, at age 70, one doesn't have a great deal of excess wind-power and energy. The response throughout the horn is great, but I'm amazed at the response in the lower range. I've never been able to "get" below a "D" without really attacking the note; not a good thing for ballads. With your DV NY, I'm able to get 'em all and play tunes I've resisted playing in the past.
Lastly, while the mouthpiece amplifies the brightness of my new Yanagisawa 992, it's absolutely wonderful on my "old friend", a 1953 "The Martin" tenor. As in life, sometimes old friends are best. "
" I picked up my mouthpiece at TMEA this year. In my practice, I found that I could play much better, with less effort, and a better sound immediately. I just finished a week at the VermonÜ Jazz festival where I got many compliments about my sound. Of course I had to really hold back to keep from playing louder than he section... In a session with Jerry Bergonzi, he complimented me on my tone. I'm totally satisfied with this mouthpiece. "Gary Mosse
" Hello Jody,
I wanted to take a moment to say thanks for this great mouthpiece. All I feel is FINALLY. I enjoy playing all of the mouthpieces you have made for me, but this one is extra special. So many metal pieces were too bright when pushed and others lack body, harmonics or have turbulance issues. This baby plays easy and I can use harder reeds which is really a bonus for me personally. It is really inspiring me to practice and go for the sound again. Thank you and I wish you all continued success.
A great compliment to the DV NY 8*! I have played on many different mp,s during the last years, but this one is what I wanted! Bought it a month ago in London. Very easy to play, and a really large sound. Got nice comments from my collegues in Bergen - Norway. I hope you like to receive this message from me.
best wishes "
" Thank you so much for allowing me to try these mouthpieces. I am going to keep the DVNY. I will send the others back this afternoon. Thank you again for your awesome service. I have told several saxophonists about the quality of your products and the level of service. Hopefully they'll try too. Have a great day, "Jason Quiroga
you are something else! This new DV NY is out of this world. The original DV was great but not enough resistance and it was too bright for me; the NY is everything I have been looking for in a mouthpiece for years. I play it on my Mark VI 98xxx, and I also play it on my Cannonball stone series and the sound is awesome,regardless what horn I play. I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the love and care you have for us musicians for always trying to make the best sound possible and help preserve this beautiful art form called JAZZ. Thanks Jody