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Jody Jazz HR* Tenor Saxophone MouthpieceThis special hard rubber has the look, feel and sound of vintage hard rubber. Each mouthpiece is faced on a special machine and is then finished by hand. The HR* (pronounced HR star) produces a beautiful warm sound with free-blowing ease. This Hard Rubber Saxophone Mouthpiece features a round, medium size chamber. The HR* is suited for Traditional Jazz, Big Band, Straight-Ahead and Bebop, but also has enough power for more modem styles. This is a favorite of band directors for its ability to blend in with a section.
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I contacted Jody Espina directly thru his website to solicit his opinion on which of his pieces I should try in order to get a very controllable vintage jazz sound that retained body in the tone in order to play a better jazz ballad. I mentioned that I was using a friend's New York Meyer. He suggested I try on a trial basis the HR* 6 and the ESP 6.
I thought the HR* 6 had a real nice tone. It was very warm with some bite at the edge of the sound. I thought it sounded a lot like the New York Meyer medium a friend was loaning me, but with very slightly more crispness. I would have no reservations whatsoever playing this piece on a jazz gig. My only reservation was that I needed to have a real stiff reed in there to get a subtone down to low C or so with my particular horn. The HR* 6 really sounded nice, and for the money, it's a steal, considering Jody plays every piece before it goes out.
The only reason I didn't keep the HR* was because the ESP absolutely knocked me out, and I couldn't afford to keep both. For players looking for a New York Meyer-ish vintage sound without the price premium, this piece comes pretty darn close! I may go back and buy this one too for some versatility when finances improve a little. Its combination of edge and tone actually seemed to be *in between* the ESP 6's two sounds (with and without the ESP's spoiler inserted).
This mouthpiece has an excellent sound. My favorite is the 7*. It sounds great, has a lot of power, and has superb altissimo. It has a very reasonable price (for a Jody Jazz) and is less bright than the other models.
This mouthpiece is incredible! I tried out a couple of these pieces and was absolutely ready to buy the 7 until I played a used 9*. WOW! I play the 9* on a silver Rampone R1 Jazz with Brancher Jazz 3.5s, and it's got the smoothest most incredible response all the way up AND down! I had been having trouble with my low end on this horn, but I think the big open chamber was the ticket. I was very skeptical of a .125 tip, but it's really a great playing piece. Note: the altissimo is hard. Moving up in reeds will help.
This is the mouthpiece that made me enjoy HR again. I bought one of these mouthpieces just on a whim. I normally play Otto Link stm 8* bought a jody jazz HR* 8*. I like this mouthpiece as a great tonal alternative to my metal, very well constructed, rails were even and thin with a nice sized window. I use a Vandoren trad #3-3 1\2 nice warm lush sound plenty volume, then Java or V16 reeds offer a nice bright, round tone with good edge. I can get a nice sub tone to a rippin Joe Henderson tone and many variations in between. This mouthpiece performs with a solid core all throughout the horn, Great low end, I had a problem with being a little thin above palm D and up -with a little time to get used to the mouthpiece I feel the tone is nice and even now, but the Altissimo is still not as easy as on my metal mouthpieces. Overall the mouthpiece offers a classic sound to my set up and (has) easily become one of my favorite mouthpieces. No wonder George Garzone is a endorses this mouthpiece.
I had read that these were like the vintage HR link that Getz played and I was trying to get a warmer Getz-like sound for restaurant playing. The 8 I got had a great sound if you wanted a Meyer style Rollins sound , but it was to bright for me.
I may try the 10. George Garzone gets a very Getzy sound with it.
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