The Jody Jazz HR* CUSTOM DARK series is Jody Jazz’s premium line of hard rubber saxophone mouthpieces.
In order to achieve their goal of making the most beautiful sounding and playing mouthpiece possible, Jody Jazz started with their proprietary Chedeville® Rubber. The CHR (Chedeville Rubber) is the finest material used in hard rubber mouthpieces today and is a softer, purer formula than regular standard hard rubber. It imparts a beautiful, rich, warm sound to the HR* CUSTOM DARK series, making them the favourites of today’s leading traditional and contemporary players alike.
What is the Jody Jazz HR* Custom Dark Alto Sax Mouthpiece?
Alto sax players will know there are often a lot of unpleasant highs in the sound, especially on the higher notes. With the HR* CUSTOM DARK Alto, Jody Jazz retained the fun of playing a great alto mouthpiece while taking all the unpleasant highs off.
They achieved this by shaping a beautiful rollover baffle which gives it the pop and feedback that alto players are used to. The large round chamber puts the timbre in a warm dark zone and the thick heavy gold plated brass band on the shank boosts the amount of harmonics in the sound. The facing curve and baffle on the HR* CUSTOM DARK are what truly make the mouthpiece a joy to play.
- Beautiful warm spread tone.
- Free blowing.
- Huge bottom end with power on top when needed.
- Traditional jazz sound.
- Annoying highs in the tone rolled off.
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table.
- Tip openings:
- 4 = .066 inch (1.6764 mm)
- 5 = .072 inch (1.8288 mm)
- 6 = .078 inch (1.9812 mm)
- 7 = .083 inch (2.1082 mm)
- 8 = .090 inch (2.286 mm)
- 9 = .100 inch (2.54 mm)
- Material: proprietary Chedeville rubber with heavy gold plated solid brass ring on shank.
- Chamber: round large.
- Suitable for: straight ahead jazz, big band, bebop, bossa nova, ballads, concert band, sax quartet.
- Comparable players: Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, George Garzone, Scott Hamilton, Gene Ammons, John Coltrane, Noah Preminger, JD Allen, Johnny Hodges, Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Logan Richardson.
- Includes deluxe mouthpiece pouch.
- Ligature and cap NOT included.