What is the DV NY Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The DV NY for Alto Sax will appeal to the Straight Ahead
player looking for the best playing and sounding mouthpiece
that he or she can find. The mouthpiece is based on our popular
DV model but has several modifications, the most significant being
a deep chamber. All tests with players have been extremely positive and
we've had great response from "Link" and "Meyer" players. And most importantly, the DV NY has become my main alto mouthpiece. The DV NY
occupies a similar place as the ESP but we think that players who like a
wider mouthpiece in the mouth, and a more spread sound will choose the
DV NY. Players who like more of a Berg Larsen focused sound and a thinner
profile piece may prefer the ESP.
Effortless Vintage Sound
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.
The DV NY produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the DV.
The deep baffle/chamber design of the DV NY produce a beautiful Classic Jazz Alto
sound reminiscent of the masters of the 40's, 50’s and 60’s.
Three Goals in Creating the DV NY Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible. That means that
there is no stuffiness and little resistance.
- To emulate the sound of the Classic 50’s and 60’s Alto Sax players, while giving the sound an extra fatness from the secondary window.
- To produce the most beautiful tone on any JodyJazz mouthpiece so far.
Testimonials from JodyJazz Artist Endorsers
"Jody, You have humanized, what it is to play saxophone. I didn't know this level of
spontaneity and accuracy was possible before I played your mouthpiece. You have excited me
about playing. I feel like there's nothing in my mouth. Knowledge, Heart and Creativity have
gone into making this mouthpiece. Every person who plays this mouthpiece will want one
"I haven't played a more beautiful sounding mouthpiece. The sound and response that I get from the JodyJazz DV NY is unlike any other. A very full, true, clear sound that can be commanded at any range or volume at will. JodyJazz has changed my opinion of finding quality craftsmanship in the modern day!
JodyJazz DV NY Alto Sax Mouthpiece Price: $550
The mouthpiece comes with Rico H Ligature, FF Cap, Mouthpiece
Pouch and special Wood Cylinder case, Free domestic USPS Priority Shipping and HandlingGround shipping included.
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JodyJazz DV NY Alto Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
The most popular tip opening range will be 5, 6, and 7. Players generally seem to prefer the same tip opening
that they have been playing.
5 = .072 6 = .078 7 = .083 8 = .090
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mouthpiece with other major mouthpiece tip
Also Available for purchase is our proprietary JodyJazz "Ring" Ligature
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Hello Mr. Espina!
I've been playing on the DV NY for a few weeks now...and I must say it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't thank you enough! I will definitely spread the word to my fellow sax-playing friends about this mouthpiece!
-Adam Carrillo - San Antonio Texas
"Dream Come True"
To create the most efficient mouthpiece possible while emulating the sound
of the Classic 50's and 60's metal Alto sax mouthpieces. That means that
a beautiful, rich Alto sax tone is able to be produced with less effort
than on previous mouthpieces.
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 and can sing sweetly and beautifully. Sub toning
and low notes are extremely easy and the altissimo is out of this world.
Intonation is spot on. Be prepared to be inspired by your tone.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Meyer,
Morgan, or any of the darker classic mouthpieces out there will
be sure to love The DV NY. This is not just another straight-ahead saxophone
mouthpiece. There will be noticeable differences and improvements.
I have found that many jazz saxophone players are playing saxophone mouthpieces
that are stuffy and have a high degree of resistance. Also low notes can be more
difficult to play on these older mouthpieces.
We have had many converts who were playing the most popular Jazz saxophone
mouthpieces and who are amazed to find a saxophone mouthpiece that works
so efficiently, where the articulation is clean and one can easily go from
low to high and vice versa and still retain a beautiful full warm tone.
The DV NY is manufactured on the most sophisticated computer controlled Lathes
and Mills, yet the DV NY benefits from a high degree of hand finishing. The
attention to detail in design and finishing given to the DV NY results in a stunning
work of art that plays like a dream come true.
Special Notes on The DV NY Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature due to the precise facing curve of the
DV NY Alto and all the DV's, be prepared for the possibility of using 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.
Also please note that if you are coming from a bright mouthpiece like
the Dukoff, Lakey or Beechler it is very likely that the DV instead of the DV
NY will be more to your liking. This is because the DV while having a
lot of power and projection still has a lot of bottom in the sound. The
DV NY has plenty of bottom in the sound but it does not have as much
projection as the DV. In other words if you are playing a lot of gigs where
you need a lot of volume you may want to choose the DV. We often recommend
trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.