What is the DV CHI Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The DV Chicago model silver plated metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece is the culmination of a quest by Jody Espina to make the most efficient saxophone mouthpiece that delivers the biggest, fullest sound.
The DV CHI produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the JodyJazz DV, but a considerably brighter more modern tone than the JodyJazz DV NY. The beautifully shaped baffle/chamber design of the DV CHI produces a tone that is reminiscent of Dexter Gordon but is quite at home in a contemporary situation.
Simply put, the DV CHI combines the best properties of the highly successful DV and DV NY series while adding several new design modifications which enhance the players ability to manipulate the tone. The scalloped chamber also allows the player to push more air through the mouthpiece without experiencing any harshness.
Big Robust Sound
Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. Jody Espina has designed the patented JodyJazz CHI, using proportions and principles found in nature. For a powerful, husky, effortless playing experience, we invite you to try the DV CHI.
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
JodyJazz DV CHI Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Demonstrated by Jody Espina
David Beecroft Plays "Eronel" featuring the DV CHI & Borgoni
Must hear audio clip on the DV CHI by David Beecroft
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part I
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part II
Ed Calle - DV CHI Tenor Part III
JodyJazz DV CHI Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Price: $650
DV CHI is a silver plated metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comes with a Rovner Star Series Ligature & Cap, Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch and Metal Canister. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (See Overseas Shipping below for prices)
DV CHI 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. 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.
What Does The DV CHI Do?
- Bigger Fatter Tone
- Effortless Playing
- More Harmonics
- Cleaner Articulation
- Power and Projection
- Unbelievable Altissimo
- Improved Intonation
How Does The DV CHI Do It?
- Secondary window
- Golden section proportioning
- Proprietary CNC facing technology
- Perfect radius facing curve
- Perfect reed/Tip match
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
Special Notes on The DV CHI Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature of the DV CHI Tenor, be prepared to 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. For example, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV CHI 7*.