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J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece 

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J & D HitePremiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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4.0

It is good , recommand.

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from Huntingdon valley pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Teacher recomanded, and it work good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Versatile, and excellent value

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from Chicago, IL

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Overall, I really like this as an amateur/student mouthpiece. It's very affordable, yet WAY better than most stock mouthpieces. My favorite thing about the mouthpiece is its versatility. Generally speaking, it works well in a number of situations. It's possible to get a pretty good sound out of it in classical, marching, and jazz settings, and it works with a variety of reeds and ligatures. My only complaint is that, while it is relatively versatile, it can be somewhat difficult to get a darker, classical sound on it. Definitely easier than getting one on a Meyer jazz piece, but...still a little of a challenge. Without adjustment, this mouthpiece has a tendency to be a little bright and edgy. By using a blue box Vandoren reed and a Rovner leather ligature, plus embouchure adjustment, I was able to get a dark, warm sound without a ton of effort. I decided to purchase a Fobes Debut, the biggest competitor, and I'm curious as to how much of a difference there is. I may like this better, but the general consensus leans towards the Fobes. PLEASE NOTE: I don't consider myself a professional saxophone player. On the contrary--I'm more of a brass person, but I am a band director and play woodwinds along with my students from time to time.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One word: Versatile

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from Ft. Payne, AL

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I have been using this mouthpiece for the better part of 5 years and found it to be a great mouthpiece not only in concert band and jazz, but it also stands up well to the abuses of marching band.. It has carried me from high school through my first year in college. Definitely worth every penny and more..

(4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

exelent!

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from cheraw s.c

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

this is an exlent mouthpiece at first when i tried it i saw a slightly better sound tone i was unimpressed but after a week there was a huge sound differnce there was ar richer deeper jazzy tone i loved it i tryed it on a as300 selmer and a keilwerth st 90 i found the best tone with the keilwerth but my selmer was broken at the time and wouldit play right so i highly recomend this mouthpiece to all levels of expirence from begginer to pro this is an exlent moutpiece!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal!

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from Madison, Wisconsin

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Incredibly responsive mouthpiece coupled with total control, and an open big fat sound. I cannot believe it! For the money this mouthpiece costs, it performs better than the more expensive, fancy name "Pro" alternatives. Do you want a great sound and lots of control over your playing? Get this mouthpiece and SAVE a lot of money!

(30 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

High value proposition in alto mouthpieces

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from Oakland, CA

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I've been playing a J&D Hite Artist mouthpiece on tenor since 1993. It was a mouthpiece epiphany--I'd never heard of Hite, my former go-to sax guy in Maine recommended I try it, and once I did, I never looked back at the Otto Link STM I'd grown up playing. So when I got back into alto recently, it was a no-brainer to get the Artist alto. Disappointed that they were then out of stock, in a fit of impatience and budget consciousness, I purchased the Premier as Plan B. Wow. Just wow. I have and will continue to recommend to anyone who'll listen to always keep the Rico Royal Series in mind--those do provide a very inexpensive opportunity to explore a surprisingly good-performing mouthpiece in a range of chamber sizes and facings, and this variety is not available in the Hite Premiere. That said, I would / will / do recommend the Hite Premiere with enthusiasm. Simply put, this is an incredibly versatile mouthpiece. Learning players will find in the Hite Premiere, for a very modest purchase price (about a third of the cost of the Artist!), something that they can develop good habits on and continue to play on with confidence as they develop and grow as players. I think advanced players unaware of this piece would be quite surprised with the Premiere's performance. Woodwind teachers should absolutely be aware of these and include them in their mouthpiece recommendations to their students. I still haven't even bothered to go back and buy the back-in-stock Hite Artist alto piece. THAT'S how impressive this humble little sub-$30 piece is!

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy

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from Tulsa, OK

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Comments about J & D Hite Premiere Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I won't pretend to be smarter about mouthpieces than the next guy. What I do know is that I've been playing a Hite Premiere for about 14 years now and I find it to be an excellent mouthpiece at an amazing price. I would definitely recommend it. There are rare times when I will use a 7* metal mouthpiece for extra projection or to hit some altissimo notes. However my Hite Premier is my workhorse mouthpiece. Week after week it gives me a great sound across the range of my horn without a fuss. I don't think I can ask much more of a mouthpiece than that.

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