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What Is the DV Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
Jody Espina has introduced the concept of Golden Section Proportions to the art of high end saxophone mouthpiece design. This perfect chamber/bore/facing combination will result in an extraordinary playing experience for you.
Effortless Power & Beauty
Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. The 24kt Gold Plated JodyJazz DV Tenor sax mouthpiece (U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844) uses proportions and principles found in nature. For the most effortless playing experience of your life, we invite you to try the DV tenor sax mouthpiece.
Three Goals in Creating the DV Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible. That means that there are more harmonics present in the sound and therefore the projection of this tenor sax mouthpiece is huge.
To eliminate the annoying shrillness that is associated with loud bright tenor saxophone mouthpieces.
To have a big fat midrange and bottom end that has never been present before in a tenor mouthpiece with strong projection.
"Dream Come True"
The new facing curve results in absolutely no dead spots in the vibration of the reed. In other words all notes in all ranges respond equally. This tenor sax mouthpiece has a husky barrel-chested tone while being able to sing and soar over the top of any band. Sub toning and low notes are extremely easy and the altissimo is out of this world. Intonation is spot on. Be prepared to have possibly the most fun you ever have had on the saxophone.
Players who now or in the past have played Guardala, Dukoff, Beechler, Jumbo Java, SR Tech, Vandoren V16, Yanigisawa, or any of the bright mouthpieces out there will be sure to love The DV. This is not just another bright mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
I have found that many straight ahead jazz players who tend to favor mouthpieces that are just a little brighter than most mainstream dark mouthpieces have a very high chance of making the DV their new tenor mouthpiece. We have had many many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz piece. These players almost always think that they won't like a metal tenor mouthpiece and they are surprised every time.
All saxophone players are amazed to find a tenor saxophone mouthpiece that works so efficiently, where the articulation is clean and one can easily go from low to high and vice versa. The DV tenor is manufactured on the most sophisticated computer controlled Lathes and Mills, yet the DV benefits from a high degree of hand finishing. The attention to detail in design and finishing given to the DV results in a stunning work of art that plays like a dream come true.
I understand that there may be a backorder on these mouthpieces. Why do we have to wait to buy one of these pieces.
"The JodyJazz DV series mouthpieces are hand made to ensure and maintain their highest quality. Demand will not compromise our ability to ensure that every mouthpiece we produce is the best available. When you order one of our mouthpieces, you can be assured that every effort is made to ensure you are rewarded with a product worthy of your investment. That will take time, care and patience. We feel that our DV, DV CHI and DV NY series are worth the wait and we believe you will too. Thanks a lot for your patience.
Special Notes on The DV Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature of the DV tenor and all the DV's , be prepared to use a harder reed than you normally do. This may or may not be the case for you. The great benefit of this is that a harder reed lasts longer and a harder reed helps the altissimo range. For this same reason, you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV 7*.
Phi Proportions - Or the Golden Section Proportioning. The proportions that are found in the Stradivarius Violin, the Nautilus shell, the dolphin, human beings, the Ancient Pyramids and much more, are used for the first time on a saxophone mouthpiece. These proportions result in a chamber that increases harmonics making the sound bigger and richer. For more information about Phi, visit at http://www.goldennumber.net
Secondary Window - The moving sound wave inside of the mouthpiece is now able to strike the vibrating reed above the bore of the mouthpiece instead of the mouthpiece material that is usually there. The effect is similar to a moving ball striking a moving bat. Home Run!
New Facing Technology and Curve - We have invested in new CNC technology and have come up with a proprietary way of putting on a new facing curve, which is perfect every time.
DV vs DV NY (How are they different?)
Both mouthpieces have a full resonant sound due to the secondary window. The DV will have more projection and be brighter due to the raised floor of the chamber while the DV NY will have a more traditional Jazz sound and projection due to the deep full chamber. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
What Does The DV Do?
Bigger Fatter Tone
Power and Projection
How Does The DV Do IT?
Golden section proportioning
Proprietary CNC facing technology
Perfect radius facing curve
Perfect reed/Tip match
24 kt heavy gold plating
Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
Play tested by Jody Espina
Effortless Power and Beauty
24 kt Gold Plated
More Power and Projection
Bigger, Fatter Tone
Very Free BlowinG
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