What is the HR* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The HR* is a hard rubber saxophone mouthpiece aimed at '
professionals and students looking for a traditional versatile mouthpiece.
High quality control standards, a beautiful warm sound and a nice free blowing
feel make these new mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece
may be the best hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece on the market.
Warmth & Beauty
I get these blanks from a source in Germany and the Hard Rubber has the look,
feel and sound of vintage hard Rubber sax mouthpieces that make some of the most
sought after mouthpieces. The mouthpieces are faced on a special facing machine and
then meticulously hand finished and play tested.
Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
To offer the most traditional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece:
round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigorous quality control possible.
To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and
highest notes to speak with equal ease.
To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also
give good strong projection when necessary.
JodyJazz HR* Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Price: $169
The mouthpiece comes with a Rico H Ligature & Cap, deluxe mouthpiece pouch. Free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping and handling included.
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JodyJazz HR* Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
C* = .080 5* = .085 6* = .095 7 = .100 7* = .105
8 = .110 8* = .115 9* = .125
10* = .135
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The HR* tenor sax mouthpiece is a round chamber mouthpiece which provides
a round sound in contrast to a more focused sound which a square chamber
provides. This allows the HR* to sound very pretty and the medium chamber
allows the piece to have very good projection when pushed.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Meyer, Bari, Vandoren,
Yanigisawa, or any of the straight ahead hard rubber Jazz mouthpieces out there will
be sure to love The JodyJazz HR*. The differences come from our particular facing curve,
the exact size and shape of the chamber and our commitment to quality control.
I have found that many players who have been playing a hard rubber tenor sax mouthpiece for many
years are in need of a replacement (due to wear and tear) and do not know where to turn. We have had
many many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz pieces. These players
are almost always surprised at the quality and consistency of JodyJazz hard rubber tenor mouthpieces.
Special Notes on The HR* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Expect the JodyJazz HR* tenor sax mouthpiece to play just slightly brighter than
traditional Otto Links and Meyers. This is due to the slightly smaller chamber.
Many different sounds are possible on the JodyJazz HR* hard rubber tenor mouthpieces.
For example: For Classical playing try our C* or 5* model with a relatively hard reed.
For a sound similar to Stan Getz use a HR* 5*, 6* or 7 with a harder reed than you might
normally use. Play softly and you will hear that beautiful sound with a hint of air it.
For a sound more like Sonny Rollins us a 6*, 7*, or 8* with a softer reed to get
that nice jazzy buzz in the sound. ( These are just the broadest suggestions. The real
answer about sound is for you to experiment and find out what works for you.)