What Is the HR* Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The HR* is a hard rubber saxophone mouthpiece aimed at professionals and students looking for a traditional versatile mouthpiece. High quality control standards, a beautiful warm sound and a nice free blowing feel make these new mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece may be the best hard rubber Baritone saxophone mouthpiece on the market.
Warmth & Beauty
We use only genuine, authentic Hard Rubber so the HR* Series has the look, feel and sound of the vintage hard rubber sax mouthpieces that have always been the most highly sought after. The mouthpieces are faced on a special facing machine and then meticulously hand finished and play tested. The HR* Baritone Sax mouthpiece is manufactured from solid bar stock of hard rubber on a 5 axis CNC Mill and then meticulously hand finished and play tested.
Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To offer the most tradtional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigourous quality control possible.
- To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.
- To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also give good strong projection when necessary.
JodyJazz HR* Baritone Sax Mouthpiece Price: $229
The mouthpiece comes with Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (Click "Buy Now" button to see overseas shipping).
JodyJazz HR* Baritone Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
- 5 = .090
- 6 = .100
- 7 = .110
- 8 = .120
- 9 = .130
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Does Not Include Ligature
This mouthpiece does not come with a ligature. Your current ligature (if you have a hard rubber mouthpiece) should fit this, but for upgrades on the ligature you can look here at our POWER RING Ligatures which we made specifically for this mouthpiece. You can also take a look here at our H-Ligatures option as well.
JodyJazz HR* Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece as demonstrated by Jody Espina
Dan White of the Huntertones playing the HR* Soprano 6*, HR* Tenor 8 & HR* Baritone 7
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
What Does The HR* Do?
- Beautiful Warm Tone
- Free Blowing
- Reed Friendly
- Blends Well
- Power and Projection
- Traditional to Modern Sound
How Does The HR* Do It?
- Genuine Hard Rubber Formula
- Round Medium Chamber
- Even Rails & Tip
- Individually Play Tested by Jody Espina
- Unparalleled Quality Control
- Hand Finished Baffle, Tip Rail and Table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
The HR* Baritone sax mouthpiece is a round chamber mouthpiece which provides a round sound in contrast to a more focused sound which a square chamber provides. This allows the HR* to sound very pretty and the medium chamber allows the piece to have very good projection when pushed.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Meyer, Berg Larsen, Vandoren, Yanigisawa, or any of the straight ahead hard rubber Jazz mouthpieces out there will be sure to love the JodyJazz HR*. The differences come from our particular facing curve, the exact size and shape of the chamber and our commitment to quality control.
I have found that many players who have been playing a hard rubber Baritone sax mouthpiece for many years are in need of a replacement (due to wear and tear) and do not know where to turn. We have had many, many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz pieces. These players are almost always surprised at the quality and consistency of JodyJazz hard rubber Baritone mouthpieces.
Special Notes on The HR* Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece
Expect the JodyJazz HR* Baritone sax mouthpiece to play just slightly brighter than traditional Otto Links and Meyers. This is due to the slightly smaller chamber. Many different sounds are possible on the JodyJazz HR* hard rubber Baritone mouthpieces.
For example: For Classical playing try #5 model with a relatively hard reed.
For a sound similar to Gerry Mulligan use a HR* 6 or 7 with a medium strength reed. Play softly and you will hear that beautiful sound with a hint of air in it.
For a sound more like Ronnie Cuber try a 7, 8 or 9 with a brighter reed, like a good synthetic or a Rico Plasticover, to get that nice intensity to the sound. (These are just the broadest suggestions. The real answer about sound is for you to experiment and find out what works for you.)