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JodyJazz DV NY Alto and DV Baritone Sax Mouthpieces

In general, my saxophone mouthpieces are like airport security: metal is usually not encouraged. It’s not that I dislike the sound of metal. In fact, I do like it, especially in contemporary settings. It’s just that metal mouthpieces come at a cost-more on that later. Yet if anyone is capable of changing my view, it’s Jody Espina (a.k.a. JodyJazz). I have had the pleasure of playing and reviewing a number of JodyJazz mouthpieces, including the inaugural offering from the DV and DVNY lines (both tenor mouthpieces). So reviewing two “siblings” (a DVNY alto mouthpiece and a DV baritone model) was not so much about testing the abilities of the design, but rather transposing the idea to other saxophones.

Just to recap, both the DV (pictured) and DVNY mouthpieces feature 24kt gold plating and a unique double-window design that offers the reed greater vibration. The DV offers a brighter, more contemporary sound and the DVNY gives a more traditional, deeper sound due to a deeper chamber. Descending from brightest to darkest, the line goes DV, ESP, DVNY and HR.

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