What Is the DV Alto 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. Jody Espina has designed the
JodyJazz DV (U.S. Patent No. 7,470,844) using proportions and principles found in nature. For the
most effortless playing experience of your life, we invite you to try the DV.
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 Alto sax mouthpiece is
To eliminate the annoying shrillness that is associated
with loud bright metal alto saxophone mouthpieces.
To have a big fat midrange and bottom end that has never been present
before in an alto mouthpiece with strong projection.
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
"The day I first played JodyJazz DV Saxophone Mouthpieces I became instantly converted.
No other sax mouthpieces can match them!"
"After playing the Jody Jazz DV mouthpiece for a
few seconds the first thought that came into my head was, "
Oh, so there's my sound!" This piece makes playing fun again."
"I've been searching for 20 years for a mouthpiece that offers
modern sound and power without sacrificing pitch and control. Finally
I've found my answer. The JodyJazz DV Alto!"
JodyJazz DV Alto Sax Mouthpiece Price: $550
The mouthpiece comes with a Gold Plated Rico H Ligature, FF Cap, Mouthpiece
Pouch and special Wood Cylinder case, free domestic US Priority Mail shipping and handling included.
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JodyJazz DV Alto Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
5 = .072 6 = .078 7 = .083 8 = .090
9 = .100 9* = .105
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mouthpieces with other brands.
Also Available for purchase is our proprietary JodyJazz "Ring" Ligature
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"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 alto 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 alto mouthpieces
out there will be sure to love The DV. This is not just another
bright mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and
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 alto
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 alto mouthpiece and they are surprised everytime.
All saxophone players are amazed to find a metal alto 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 Alto 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 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature of the DV alto 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,
Meyer 6 players, will usually play a DV Alto 7.