What Is the DV BEATBoX Tenor – Effortless Control
Since Derek Brown first began inventing new extended techniques on the saxophone he’s been doing it with the JodyJazz DV Tenor Mouthpiece. We’ve been working with Derek to perfect a new mouthpiece that would allow him to perform his extraordinary ‘Beatbox’ techniques with less effort and just the right sound and response. Introducing the new DV BEATBoX Tenor. A silver-plated customized DV mouthpiece in Derek’s preferred #5 tip opening. Available now to all saxophonists looking for the type of control it takes to do what Derek does.
Why the DV BEATBoX Tenor?
Derek does a massive amount of slap tonging when performing his ‘Beatbox’ style, which can be very tiring for the embouchure. Also you have to make the reed fully close against the mouthpiece so it slaps back. This makes the pitch go sharp just like anytime you push up on the reed. Derek played the DV Tenor 8* for many years but as he kept working on new techniques and playing longer and longer solo concerts he started to use smaller tip openings on the DV, first a 7 and then a 6. During this time Derek started to wish he could have a classical tip opening with the DV sound and response. He asked Jody Espina the designer, and maker of the DV if something like that could be possible. So Jody made many prototypes for Derek and in the end he made exactly what Derek was looking for. As you can hear when Derek plays the DV BEATBoX he performs amazing extended saxophone techniques and makes them seem effortless to achieve.
Effortless Power & Beauty
Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. The 24kt Gold Plated JodyJazz DV Tenor sax mouthpiece (U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844) uses proportions and principles found in nature. For the most effortless playing experience of your life, we invite you to try the DV Tenor sax mouthpiece.
Three Goals in Creating the DV Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- 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 Tenor sax mouthpiece is huge.
- To eliminate the annoying shrillness that is associated with loud bright Tenor saxophone mouthpieces.
- To have a big fat mid-range and bottom end that has never been present before in a Tenor sax mouthpiece with strong projection.
JodyJazz DV BEATBoX Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is Available in One Tip Opening
- 5 = .080
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JodyJazz DV BEATBoX Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Price: $650
The mouthpiece comes with a Silver-Plated H-Ligature, Cap, Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch and special Wood Cylinder case. Free Domestic Shipping (USPS Priority Mail) included. For different shipping options and for Overseas Shipping Prices click the “Buy Now” button and fill in your address. You will be able to see your options and pricing before you actually have to buy the item.
POWER® RING Ligature
This mouthpiece comes with the Rovner Star Series Ligature but for upgrades you can look here at our proprietary JodyJazz POWER RING® Ligatures, which we made specifically for this mouthpiece.
Derek Brown Plays the DV BEATBoX Tenor Mouthpiece
“My playing style necessitates a small tip-opening for more endurance and stable tuning, yet packaged in a powerful, free-blowing mouthpiece. That didn’t exist anywhere, until now! The JodyJazz DV has always been the best mouthpiece for me. Now with the DV BEATBox, it’s the perfect mouthpiece for me.”
Jody Espina demoing the DV BEATBoX Tenor
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
- 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.
“Dream Come True”
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 while being able to sing and soar over the top of any band. 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 saxophone.
Players who now or in the past have played Guardala, Dukoff, Beechler, Jumbo Java, SR Tech, Vandoren V16, Yanigisawa, or any of the bright mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The DV. This is not just another bright mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
I have found that many straight ahead jazz players who tend to favor mouthpieces that are just a little brighter than most mainstream dark mouthpieces have a very high chance of making the DV their new tenor mouthpiece. We have had many, many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz piece. These players almost always think that they won’t like a metal tenor mouthpiece and they are surprised every time.
All saxophone players 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.
The DV 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.