What Is the HR* Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The HR* is a hard rubber saxophone mouthpiece aimed at professionals and students looking for a traditional versatile mouthpiece. High quality control standards, a beautiful warm sound and a nice free blowing feel make these new mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece may be the best hard rubber soprano saxophone mouthpiece on the market.
Warmth & Beauty
The HR* is a hard rubber sax mouthpiece aimed at professionals and students looking for a traditional versatile mouthpiece. High quality control standards, a beautiful warm sound and a nice free blowing feel make these soprano mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece may be one of the best hard rubber sax mouthpieces on the market.
Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To offer the most tradtional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigourous quality control possible.
- To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.
- To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also give good strong projection when necessary.
JodyJazz HR* Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece as demonstrated by Jody Espina
François D'Amours Plays HR* Soprano Sax Mouthpiece
Grant Langford Plays HR* Soprano Sax Mouthpiece
JodyJazz HR* Soprano Sax Mouthpiece Price: $189
The mouthpiece comes with a Rico H Ligature & Cap, deluxe mouthpiece pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (Click "Buy Now" button to see overseas shipping).
JodyJazz HR* Soprano Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
- 5 = .050
- 5* = .055
- 6 = .060
- 6* = 065
- 7 = .070
- 7* = .075
- 8 = .080
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What Does The HR* Do?
- Beautiful Warm Tone
- Free Blowing
- Reed Friendly
- Blends Well
- Power and Projection
- Traditional to Modern Sound
How Does The HR* Do It?
- Genuine Hard Rubber Formula
- Round Medium Chamber
- Even Rails & Tip
- Individually Play Tested by Jody Espina
- Unparalleled Quality Control
- Hand Finished Baffle, Tip Rail and Table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
The HR*soprano mouthpiece is a round chamber mouthpiece which provides a round sound in contrast to a more focused sound which a square chamber provides. This allows the HR* to sound very pretty and the medium chamber allows the piece to have very good projection when pushed.
Players who now or in the past have played Meyer, Otto Link, Bari, Vandoren, Yanigisawa, or any of the straight ahead hard rubber Jazz mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The JodyJazz HR*. The differences come from our particular facing curve, the exact size and shape of the chamber and our commitment to quality control.
I have found that many players who have been playing a hard rubbersoprano sax mouthpiece for many years are in need of a replacement ( due to waer and tear) and do not know where to turn. We have had many many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz pieces. These players are almost always surprised at the quality and consistency of JodyJazz hard rubber soprano mouthpieces.
TESTIMONIALS FROM JODYJAZZ ARTIST ENDORSERS
Special Notes on The HR* Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece
Many different sounds are possible on the JodyJazz HR* hard rubber soprano mouthpieces. For example: For in a Classical style try our # 5 model with a relatively hard reed. For a sound similar to Branford Marsalis use a HR* 6* - 7* with a medium reed like you might normally use. Play softly and you will hear that beautiful sound with a hint of air it. Play loudly and you will get the power you need. These are just the broadest suggestions. The real answer about sound is for you to experiment and find out what works for you.
Dear Mr. Espina,
Just a short note to tell you that I received the HR* (6*) for soprano a couple of weeks ago. This was your suggestion for my needs. The mouthpiece is wonderful, and I want to thank you for your quality product. It gives me the best sound I have had on soprano and the intonation, top to bottom, is great. Full, round tone, very nice. I will pass the word about your mouthpieces and will no doubt be buying others in the future. Sincere thanks for a great product and sincere, best wishes for a great summer.
The soprano piece has enabled me to extend my upper register range by a couple notes, and the tenor piece has made the top end of the upper register more solid. I am glad I didn't wait any longer to try your pieces!!!
My wife has never liked my soprano playing much, preferring my tenor which has been my main horn, but last night after she heard me on your piece, she said that I sounded really smooth and she liked it. I realized too that it really took the shrillness out of my tone, and is the sound I am looking for on a soprano.
Another critical thing about your pieces is that my intonation is better than it's been on both the tenor and soprano. Incredible!
Thanks so much for making such great pieces.Paul Grandmasion
Your site, your products, your service, you and your people are the best... Rest assured I receive compliments right and left for my new sound - and Jody Jazz has everything to do with it! The DV Tenor and HR Soprano pieces are revolutionary! And your Garzone DVD inspires and relaxes with its info. and down to earth presentation. Yeah Man...
My eyes will be peeled to your site routinely. I'll likely be on the front end of customers interested in your new developments and will pull the trigger now and again...
Jody, you leave me feeling like a friend after every transaction/inquiry... One doesn't get that often, nowadays.
As you aspire to this - thought I'd let you know you are "succeeding exceedingly!" Hey! Good name for a tune... maybe in 7/8 at around 136 tempo...Andy in Baltimore