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 Tenor Sax Mouthpiece?
The HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenor is Jody Jazz’s premium line of hard rubber saxophone mouthpieces, where the goal is to make the most beautiful sounding and playing piece possible. They achieved this by designing a mouthpiece with rounded sidewalls, which add complexity to the sound. The large round chamber puts the timbre in a warm honey 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:
- 5* = .085 inch (2.159 mm)
- 6* = .095 inch (2.413 mm)
- 7 = .100 inch (2.54 mm)
- 7* = .105 inch (2.667 mm)
- 8 = .110 inch (2.794 mm)
- 8* = .115 inch (2.921 mm)
- 9* = .125 inch (3.175 mm)
- 10* = .135 inch (3.429 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.