“I believe I finally found the mouthpiece that covers all my needs in terms of expression and sound quality. The free blowing nature of this mouthpiece is only matched by its warmth and virtuosistic possibilities. Make no mistake, JodyJazz really knows its craft and, for my taste, are producing the finest modern mouthpieces on the market.”
Thank you again. I ordered DV NY Alto 6 for a trial period from Michal’s store and it just arrived today. It’s such a wonderful mouthpiece with beautiful sound. Surprisingly, the intonation on my old alto conn is even a bit better than vintage otto link florida — and I thought nothing would be better than that.
I’m certainly not going to send it back. 🙂 Now I’m curious about the custom dark but I will hopefully try it on another occasion.”
“The JodyJazz HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces for tenor and alto have the sound I’ve been wanting for years.
In the past I have played the Jody Jazz DV 7* tenor and DV 7 alto metal mouthpieces. They are great pieces, but I have been wanting the ability to go even darker, richer and warmer with my tone particularly in the studio and on straight ahead jazz gigs.
The HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces have a perfect balance of responsiveness and even resistance through the entire range of the horn through the altissimo. Most importantly they produce a warm yet detailed sound that is very inviting.
Simply put, I love playing them!”
“I’ve been searching for an Alto mouthpiece to roll off some of the high end on my sound. The HR* Custom Dark is that mouthpiece. It gives me the perfect amount of resistance to focus my sound and it takes care of those unwanted high frequencies.”
“This is a very expressive mouthpiece. It has a lovely combination of tone colors and a dry centered feel. Played quietly it sings and is warm and fuzzy. When you put more air through it, it becomes muscular and dignified. If sound were chocolate then this mouthpiece is 100% cocoa.”
“What an amazing mouthpiece the DV7 is. The ease of play is remarkable compared to the Guardala Super King. It has opened up the whole lower register to me. It is so easy to play that I am having problems adjusting to not blowing so hard…loosening up the embouchure and just letting the mouthpiece sing. Truly incredible and I am in love. Needless to say, I will be keeping this along with the power ring (love that whole thing…I could go on and on…). I will send back the Super Jet this week. Please just charge the card on file for the difference. Thank you so much. I have wanted to play one of your mouthpieces for years but have yet to find a great match…until now. This is the PERFECT mouthpiece. Thank you so much.”
“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!”