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JodyJazz DV NY Alto
U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844
U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844
The DV NY for Alto Sax will appeal to the Straight Ahead player looking for the best playing and sounding mouthpiece that he or she can find. The mouthpiece is based on our popular DV model but has several modifications, the most significant being a deep chamber. All tests with players have been extremely positive and we’ve had great response from “Link” and “Meyer” players. And most importantly, the DV NY has become my main alto mouthpiece. The DV NY occupies a similar place as the ESP but we think that players who like a wider mouthpiece in the mouth, and a more spread sound will choose the DV NY. Players who like more of a Berg Larsen focused sound and a thinner profile piece may prefer the ESP.
Jody Espina has introduced the concept of Golden Section Proportions to the art of high end saxophone mouthpiece design. This perfect chamber/bore/facing combination will result in an extraordinary playing experience for you.
The DV NY produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the DV. The deep baffle/chamber design of the DV NY produce a beautiful Classic Jazz Alto sound reminiscent of the masters of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
The mouthpiece comes with a Rovner Star Series Ligature & Cap, Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch and special Wood Cylinder case. Free domestic USPS Priority Shipping and Handling Ground shipping included. (Click “BUY NOW” button to see overseas shipping)
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Both mouthpieces have a full resonant sound due to the secondary window. The DV will have more projection and be brighter due to the raised floor of the chamber while the DV NY will have a more traditional Jazz sound and projection due to the deep full chamber. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible while emulating the sound of the Classic 50’s and 60’s metal Alto sax mouthpieces. That means that a beautiful, rich Alto sax tone is able to be produced with less effort than on previous mouthpieces.
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 Alto sax mouthpiece has a husky barrel-chested tone and can sing sweetly and beautifully. Sub toning and low notes are extremely easy and the altissimo is out of this world. Intonation is spot on. Be prepared to be inspired by your tone.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Meyer, Morgan, or any of the darker classic mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The DV NY. This is not just another straight-ahead saxophone mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
I have found that many jazz saxophone players are playing saxophone mouthpieces that are stuffy and have a high degree of resistance. Also low notes can be more difficult to play on these older mouthpieces.
We have had many converts who were playing the most popular Jazz saxophone mouthpieces and who 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 and still retain a beautiful full warm tone.
The DV NY is manufactured on the most sophisticated computer controlled Lathes and Mills, yet the DV NY benefits from a high degree of hand finishing. The attention to detail in design and finishing given to the DV NY results in a stunning work of art that plays like a dream come true.
Due to the free blowing nature due to the precise facing curve of the DV NY Alto and all the DV’s, be prepared for the possibility of using 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.
Also please note that if you are coming from a bright mouthpiece like the Dukoff, Lakey or Beechler it is very likely that the DV instead of the DV NY will be more to your liking. This is because the DV while having a lot of power and projection still has a lot of bottom in the sound. The DV NY has plenty of bottom in the sound but it does not have as much projection as the DV. In other words if you are playing a lot of gigs where you need a lot of volume you may want to choose the DV. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
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.