“I purchased a Levantine bass ( made by Jin Bao- a copy of Selmers super action 80 series II bass) from amazon for a song. It was their last bass sax in stick and I think they wanted rid of it. I came via UPS undamaged and with the keys corked . I play tested it with the Selmer s90 210 mouthpiece I use Selmer super action 80 series I baritone. Bass sax pads popped and it was a actually set up nice. While the bass sang in upper register the low notes were hard to voice. I’m friends with JodyJazz Endorser Tim Price. He encouraged me to try JodyJazz. I’m glad I tried the JodyJazz DV Bass 6 mouthpiece . Low notes were easier to voice. Intimation was great. It played slightly flat on the selmer S90 mouthpiece. Beautiful sound with plenty of rich overtones. Very responsive mouthpiece. I have another baritone a low Bb Rampone and Cazzani R1 jazz. Big bore and long neck. The Rampone plays best on large chamber mouthpieces . I tried the JodyJazz DV Bass 6 on it. It’s the best the baritone has ever sounded. Playing Gerry mulligan music with the Rampone baritone and the DV Bass 6 was incredible . Very full beautiful sound. So I got my money’s worth and then some. I can use the mouthpiece on 2 instruments, 3 if I use it on the Selmer baritone. And yes, I agree with Jody harder reeds can be used. I used a Rico royal 3 1/2 and the mouthpiece responded effortlessly. Thanks for a great product Jody!”
“All I can say is the HR* 7m I recently purchased is the best playing mouthpiece I own. I have several very good mouthpieces and they all play reasonably well, but nothing I have ever played blows as easy with as gorgeous a tone as my new HR*. I also bought the power ring ligature. It is a fantastic combination. Frankly, I would love to have a DV, but I am retired and I watch my budget. I also have every intention of buying an HR* 5* for my tenor along with the power ring ligature.
I had written that I have a lung condition (COPD) and the way this mouthpiece blows I don’t feel any restriction in my lungs. I had been playing on an Otto Link super Tone Master 5, a Vandoren AL4 Optimum, and a Meyer medium chamber with a Rovner ligature. After about 30 minutes I had to stop playing as I would run out of air and become dizzy. I have yet to have to stop with my HR*. I just keep playing and playing.
All I have to say is a big thank you for coming up with such a fantastic mouthpiece.”
Stuart Carlin – Douglasville, Ga.
“I’ve been playing my new DV Bass 7 on bari sax for about 2 weeks now and just wanted you to know that I love it!! I have been very fond of the DV NY Baritone 7, but you are absolutely right! The bass mpc is really big on the bottom (my favorite range on bari), but it’s also crystal clear and warm on top and altissimo is fantastic! Thank you for steering me in the right direction on this DV Bass mouthpiece!! Harlan”
“After playing the custom dark for I while I have to say that it’s the best mouthpiece I’ve ever played. What a pity that I didn’t get it 25 years earlier. 😉 You have done a great job!”
The DVCHI 7* is without doubt the best Tenor Mouthpiece I have ever played or owned.
It has completely transformed my sound and playing so I am recommending it to everyone I know.
It is so responsive and effortless from the bottom of my sax right up to altissimo.
It is in fact my second one as I lost the first two years ago and so I struggled on with my other old Links and Dukoffs etc but nothing ever ever compared to it so I replaced it yesterday buying it online and unplayed which is something I would never ordinarily do but because of your superb quality control I convinced myself it would be. It is absolutely identical.
“I got a chance to play the new Dark piece… smokin’!
I loved the focus, warmth and evenness throughout the range of the horn.”
“I tried the Jody Jazz HR Custom Dark 8* tenor piece that Arnie Krakowsky got from you and I thought it was great!
I loved the dark sound and how free blowing it was, I also dug the POWER RING ligature that was with it!
It reminded me of an old Link that I bought 60 years ago. I was a teenager, and an older cat that I respected,
said to me, “we don’t play a mouthpiece that is so open in the sax section”. (I don’t remember the facing but it was a very free- blowing piece!)
I was young, so I returned the piece and have regretted it ever since!
When I played your piece that memory came back to me.”
“I got my Custom Dark HR* in an 8 just yesterday and can’t put my tenor sax down. This is, without doubt, the best mouthpiece you have come out with to date – certainly as far as my preferred tone is concerned.”
I find that the JodyJazz HR* Alto piece was powerful, had great projection, bright, warm, free blowing, modern sound, and beautiful rails!
“Just got my new 8* Super JET for tenor. I had high expectations and they were completely blown out of the water. This is hands down the best mouthpiece I have ever played on. I had been playing on an Otto Link 7* for years. As soon as I blew the first note through the Super JET, I was instantly in love. The clarity in my tone has reignited a passion I hadn’t realized I lost. I literally jumped up and down I was so happy 😂 Great work Jody Jazz!!! Also, do yourself a favor and go buy this mouthpiece. Like now. Why are you still reading?”