This was your suggestion for my needs. The mouthpiece is wonderful, and I want to thank you for your quality product. It gives me the best sound I have had on soprano and the intonation, top to bottom, is great. Full, round tone, very nice. I will pass the word about your mouthpieces and will no doubt be buying others in the future. Sincere thanks for a great product and sincere, best wishes for a great summer.
My wife has never liked my soprano playing much, preferring my tenor which has been my main horn, but last night after she heard me on your piece, she said that I sounded really smooth and she liked it. I realized too that it really took the shrillness out of my tone, and is the sound I am looking for on a soprano.
Another critical thing about your pieces is that my intonation is better than it’s been on both the tenor and soprano. Incredible!
Thanks so much for making such great pieces.
Your site, your products, your service, you and your people are the best… Rest assured I receive compliments right and left for my new sound – and Jody Jazz has everything to do with it! The DV Tenor and HR Soprano pieces are revolutionary! And your Garzone DVD inspires and relaxes with its info. and down to earth presentation. Yeah Man…
I have the jody jazz DV metal tenor sax mouth piece and the jody jazz Chicago, and I have three jody jazz ring ligatures which I prefer over all other ligatures that I have.
Well, it works great compared to the Rovner. I’m just amazed and very happy. If you recall I was the guy at the NAMM show who didn’t like the reed cap. I got over it. I’ve played the new ligature on a couple of gigs now and just delighted with the additional response and ease in the bottom end of the horn. It also seems to make more reeds playable. This ligature is a great product and a perfect complement to the DV.
“I just received my mouthpiece and tried it out. I think I’m in love. It plays great. I just got back into the clarinet after 30 years without playing much so my lip is slowly coming back but the sound on this mouthpiece is great. “
I find that just about any reed works right away on it, and the articulation and altissimo is superb. It blends well in the big band stuff I do (traditional or Zappa!), and has a “fat” Dexter quality and “buzz” to it for acoustic jazz. But maybe most of all for the working musician, you no longer have to reach for that “high baffle” piece for the “loud” part of the club date, as the flexibilty in this Chicago piece can be pushed for as much brightness as needed, while still maintaining the perfect blend of treble and mid range that really give a tenor sound that depth and “bottom end”.
The DV Chicago is the most all around tenor mouthpiece I have played until now. I have played a lot of mouthpieces from different manufactures, only to find one mouthpiece to work well for one horn such as the alto and not the tenor etc… I feel that Jody is a one stop shop for reed players.
And to all off that we can add the extraordinary absolutely “Zen” simplicity design at the same time very effective in all sense ligature called ” The Ring ” also silver plated , I just loved The Ring – My precious 🙂 ! , finally we have a free vibrating and breathing almost speaking reeds. Jody Jazz CHI mouthpiece is pure absolute art and intelligence wisely combined by it’s creator Jody Espina with the pure heart and soul.