Power Edge & Altissimo
JodyJazz SUPER JET Alto
The SUPER JET is a Palladium-plated Brass Mouthpiece developed specifically with the Smooth Jazz, Rock and Funk player in mind. It’s a very contemporary sounding mouthpiece with many characteristics we have not offered in our range up until this time. It’s going to give you more power, more edge and more altissimo. But as with all of our mouthpieces, it is beautifully free-blowing with enough bottom in the sound to make it more versatile than many mouthpieces in this category of small chamber pieces. The SUPER JET also features a shorter facing curve for insane altissimo.
Power and projection are derived from the small step baffle design. Brightness, edge and cut are enhanced by the Palladium-plated virgin bell brass which gives the SUPER JET a crisp clean brightness that can get very funky and dirty and due to the beak design the piece really vibrates. Like all JodyJazz mouthpieces the SUPER JET features a hand-crafted baffle, thin tip rail and side rails for that instantaneous response that JodyJazz is famous for.
The mouthpiece comes with a Silver finish H-Ligature, Cap and Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (Click “Buy Now” button to see overseas shipping).
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The new POWER RING Ligature will give you greater freedom, increased harmonics, a fuller sax sound and more power!.
For the SUPER JET Alto order MA1S (Silver) or MA1 (Gold).
Due to the shorter facing curve on the SUPER JET a softer reed than you might normally use could be appropriate. This is because the reed actually has less length in which to vibrate. This doesn’t hinder playing at all, in fact it makes the SUPER JET one of the greatest altissimo pieces of all time. Altissimo still works great with a little softer reed. These are my observations and how I like to play the SUPER JET. For example on a JodyJazz DV Alto 7, I play a D’Addario Select Jazz 3M, and on the SUPER JET, I prefer a 3S or 2H. The SUPER JET is very free-blowing but I think the SUPER JET’s shorter facing curve makes a difference with the reed. The main message is that anytime you are trying a new mouthpiece two things are very important: finding the right reed for the mouthpiece and making sure that while you try the mouthpiece you are in tune. Don’t assume that it will go on the neck in the same place as your previous mouthpiece. I love the SUPER JET and I hope you will too.
Jody Espina – President, JodyJazz
Every JodyJazz mouthpiece is hand finished to insure the absolute best quality. In addition, each mouthpiece is individually play tested by Jody Espina or one of our professional saxophonists on staff to insure a perfect seal with the reed and proper response throughout the range of the saxophone.
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.
Palladium is one of the earth’s most durable elements. It is a member of a group of precious hard metals that also includes Platinum but is actually rarer than Platinum and considerably more expensive. Palladium is intrinsically harder than standard Sterling Silver, is highly resistant to corrosion, and will not tarnish in air. Because of these properties, Palladium is increasingly used as an alternative to Silver-plating and today is widely found in everything from high-end automobiles to expensive jewelry, and now saxophone mouthpieces.