What Is the JodyJazz Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The JodyJazz Classic Alto Sax mouthpiece is a "free blowing" easy to play mouthpiece that captures the full range of tonal qualities of the instrument. The low register of the saxophone is full, round and strong, while the upper register is warm sounding, and in tune. In addition, the altissimo register responds extremely well on the JodyJazz Classic alto. The mouthpiece has a clean, focused sound with excellent projection, while maintaining extraordinary versatility. Excellent for lead alto, straight ahead jazz playing, and due to it's versatility, the JodyJazz blends nicely with a concert band or saxophone quartet.
Two Mouthpieces In One
For added brightness and volume, insert the spoiler and we feel that this alto sax mouthpiece can take on any job. Smooth Jazz, Hard Rock, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Hip Hop, Top 40, Duranguense, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Compa, Tejano, Musica Popular Brasileira, etc... The spoiler allows you to cut through with as much power and edge as you need.
Three Goals in Creating the JodyJazz Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
- To create a free blowing alto saxophone mouthpiece that is extremely versatile and has great altissimo notes.
- To offer a square chamber alto sax mouthpiece which gives a more focused sound than a round chamber mouthpiece and to demand and achieve the most rigorous quality control possible.
- To make an alto sax mouthpiece that can sound as bright and strong as a metal sax mouthpiece, but costs much less than a metal mouthpiece.
JodyJazz Classic Alto Sax Mouthpiece Price: $159
The mouthpiece comes with a Rico H Ligature and Cap, Spoiler and Deluxe Mouthpiece
Pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included. (Click "Buy Now" button to see overseas shipping)
JodyJazz Classic Alto Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
5 = .072 6 = .078 7 = .083 8 = .090
9 = .100
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"Free Blowing Wonders" - Jazz Times
JodyJazz Classic Mouthpieces are made of a proprietary polycarbonate alloy with a synthetic rubber mix which is a high tech, expensive material. This is not like ABS plastic or any other kind of plastic material currently used for clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. In fact the material that makes the JodyJazz Classic mouthpiece is six times more expensive than that used in other plastic mouthpieces. The formula to our material, which is a highly guarded secret, contains a certain amount of synthetic rubber which is a form of plastic that can be molded into parts that feel just like rubber. Because of the addition of the synthetic rubber, JodyJazz Classic Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces, produce the warm overtones that hard rubber mouthpieces can produce while allowing us to use the manufacturing process know as precision injection molding. Besides being able to flawlessly produce the intricate forms and curves of a clarinet or saxophone mouthpiece, injection molding allows us to achieve uniform cooling. As each mouthpiece is molded it is dropped into a huge vat of cool water insuring that each mouthpiece cools at the same rate. Cooling is critical in this type of manufacturing as well as in the manufacturing of hard rubber mouthpieces because if cooling occurs at different temperatures than the mouthpieces will have slightly different dimensions due to shrinkage.
Special Notes on The Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Every JodyJazz mouthpiece is hand finished to insure the absolute best quality. In addition, each mouthpiece is individually play tested by Jody Espina to insure a perfect seal with the reed and proper response throughout the range of the saxophone.
The model name, "Classic", does not mean that this mouthpiece is for Classical Music. When Jody first started making mouthpieces, this was the first and only model that he had, so it was just called the JodyJazz. Once he created the next model which was the ESP, the first mouthpiece needed a model name. It was actually a customer who named the mouthpiece. He said to Jody, "Not the ESP, but your "Classic" model.