“I’ve been playing Jody Jazz DV 8 on Baritone Sax for close to 10 years after juggling a variety of vintage and modern mouthpieces. I am able to create and manipulate my sound for all kinds of musical styles and performance situations. Jody Jazz gives me confidence to do what I need to on my instrument.”
Dear Jody Jazz Team….. a week ago I received my new Jody Jazz DV for Tenor Sax along with the Power Ring Ligature. I LOVE IT. Here’s some information you may find helpful. Using a reed that is “perfect” for your old mouthpiece probably won’t work. After soaking my new reeds I found it very helpful to aggressively rub the taper on the reed to “seal” the fibers. Then gently bending the reed between my thumb and fore finger loosened it up for the initial playing. Finally, firmly pressing the reed onto the mouthpiece while tightening the Power Ring also made a big difference. The bottom line here is that if you don’t work to get a good reed on this setup you may be frustrated with what can be an almost too bright (brassy) sound or one that is hard to control. With the proper reed, however, you very quickly master this phenomenal mouthpiece to create what ever sound you are looking for. Finally, I’ve never had a setup that held intonation perfectly from one end of the horn to the other…. a feature you need to market more aggressively). I play a Big Bell, Stone Series Cannonball, use Vandoren Jazz reeds (red and green) and do both solo and band work. I can use this tool to blend within a section or stand up for solo work and cut through any background. If you ever have a potential customer who is unsure if the cost of this setup is worth it, I’d be happy to offer a testimony. Thanks again for offering such a wonderful product.
“After trying JodyJazz for fifteen seconds, I knew I had to buy JodyJazz mouthpieces for all of my horns. There are the fabulous JodyJazz mouthpieces, and then there are all the rest. None can compare to JodyJazz. JodyJazz mouthpieces are simply the greatest mouthpieces in the universe! I am proud to play JodyJazz, the mouthpieces played by the greatest saxophonists in the world.”
“I’m really glad that you turned me on to your JodyJazz alto mouthpiece. I am very impressed with the dynamic range that I am able to get on it. The mouthpiece allows me to play strong and bright when necessary, without sacrificing the ability to play extremely soft and subtone, all with a nice fat sound that feels very even throughout the entire range of the horn. In addition, I am able to get both a bright and dark sound at the same time. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my sound since I’ve been playing the JodyJazz alto #7. You rock and your mouthpieces rock!” “Jody, I absolutely love the power ring. It feels really incredible – what a difference!”
“The DV gives me everything I need in a mouthpiece–1. Beautiful and consistent tone throughout the horn at any dynamic 2. Power 3. Ease of playing…”
JodyJazz endorser, Keith Loftis plays JodyJazz DV NY on his new album “Simply, Loftis”. CD is available to purchase from cdbaby.com or iTunes.
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