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Jody Jazz DV Bass

U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844


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What Is the DV Bass Saxophone Mouthpiece?

The DV Bass is a state of the art Bass sax mouthpiece, finally. The DV Bass will appeal to the Bass sax player looking for a mouthpiece that gives the Bass sax the quicker and more immediate response of the Tenor sax. The mouthpiece is based on our popular DV model but has several modifications, the most significant being a very deep chamber tuned to the Bass sax and a new feature I’m calling the hyperbolic chamber which rounds out the tone. Importantly also, the DV Bass mouthpiece uses baritone sax reeds! Bass sax reeds are hard to find and cost more but the DV Bass uses baritone sax reeds, so no need to search out bass sax reeds.

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Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. Jody Espina has designed the JodyJazz DV (U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844) using proportions and principles found in nature. For the most effortless playing experience of your life, we invite you to try the DV Bass.

Three Goals in Creating the DV Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces

  1. To create the most efficient sax mouthpiece possible. That means that there are more harmonics present in the sound and therefore the projection of this Bass sax mouthpiece is huge.
  2. To give a more free blowing experience to the Bass saxophone.
  3. To have a big fat mid-range and bottom end while having more clarity of tone than is usually present in Bass sax mouthpieces.


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JodyJazz DV Bass Sax Mouthpiece Price: $750

The mouthpiece comes with a Rovner Star Series Ligature, Cap, Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch and Metal Canister. Free domestic UPS Ground shipping included. (Click “BUY NOW” button to see overseas shipping)


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JodyJazz DV Bass Saxophone Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings

  • 6 = .100
  • 7 = .110
  • 8 = .120

JodyJazz DV Bass Saxophone Mouthpiece played on a Baritone Sax by Jody Espina

JodyJazz DV Bass Saxophone Mouthpiece played on a Bass Sax by Jody Espina

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“Dream Come True”

The CNC Mill 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 BASS sax mouthpiece has a husky barrel-chested tone big in the bottom end while being able to cut through and be heard while soloing. 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 bass saxophone.

We have consulted with the modern makers of bass saxophone and have received unanimous approval and encouragement from them. Also owners of vintage horns will love what this mouthpiece does to bring their horn to life.

We have had many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz pieces. These players almost always think that they won’t like a metal BASS sax mouthpiece and they are surprised every time.

All bass saxophone players are amazed to find a BASS 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 BASS 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.

What Does The DV Do?

  • Bigger Fatter Tone
  • Effortless Playing
  • More Harmonics
  • Cleaner Articulation
  • Power and Projection
  • Unbelievable Altissimo
  • Improved Intonation

How Does The DV Do It?

  • Secondary window
  • Golden section proportioning
  • Proprietary CNC facing technology
  • Perfect radius facing curve
  • Perfect reed/Tip match
  • 24 kt heavy gold plating
  • Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
  • Play tested by Jody Espina

DV Difference

  1. 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
  1. 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!
  1. 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.

Special Notes on The DV Bass Saxophone Mouthpiece

Due to the free blowing nature of the DV BASS and all the DV’s, be prepared to possibly 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 as well.

Almost all metal mouthpieces in the past and at the present time are made out of brass which can contain up to 3% lead. The lead in the brass is one of the components that give this particular brass it ’s hardness or rather it’s softness which makes it have a particularly pleasing sound to musicians. Proposition 65 from the state of California requires manufactures to label any products that have compounds in them that have been found to cause Cancer or Reproductive Harm. Lead is one of these Compounds. JodyJazz mouthpieces are electroplated with a layer of copper, then a layer of Nickel, Silver or Rhodium, and then a layer of Gold or Silver. This electroplating ensures that the raw brass is never in contact with the player.

This is Jody Espina and yes myself and my employees have been using JodyJazz Gold or Silver Plated brass mouthpieces for many years. My first JodyJazz brass mouthpiece was made in 2001 and I have continuously been playing JodyJazz brass mouthpieces since. I played my first metal mouthpiece in 1979 on tenor sax and have always used a brass mouthpiece on tenor sax ever since then.

Yes. Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott Andy Snitzer are just a few of the 1000’s and 1000’s of players who have played brass mouthpieces.

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