Radical soprano saxophone mouthpiece.
The GAIA Soprano has revolutionized the soprano world. It has modern projection, but a full rich, fat, and robust sound never before heard from a soprano mouthpiece. Theo has combined vintage and modern mouthpiece attributes for a breakthrough in soprano mouthpiece design.
The GAIA tends towards a traditional Jazz sound, but is quite versatile. The GAIA has a slight roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and TW's True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound.
The GAIA hard rubber uses the highest quality, most resonant, hard rubber available today in saxophone mouthpieces. By optimizing manufacturing techniques and recipes for hard rubber manufactured in the 1940s and 50s by the Meyer Bros., Otto Link, and Henry Chedeville, the rich resonant sound previously only available in vintage mouthpieces is back.
The GAIA Soprano's True Large Chamber has broken new ground. Large chambered soprano mouthpieces where common in the first half the last century. They combined a large chamber with a low baffle and floor configuration. These made good classical mouthpieces, but they never really worked for the Jazz or Rock world.
The window/floor/baffle/chamber/side wall configuration is unique and represents the birth of a whole new world for the soprano saxophone. The GAIA soprano mouthpiece gives a sense of personal freedom and expression not possible before in a soprano mouthpiece.
Give your soprano some attitude. Order today.
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Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece:
first bought a Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano mouthpiece a few years back and loved it. I then bought a TW Durga 9 tenor piece and had to round out my horns with a Durga 9 piece for alto. I had a love/hate relationship with soprano for many years. I got a lot of recording gigs from playing soprano but was never completely happy with any of the mouthpieces I used. As I mentioned in a review of the Theo Wanne Durga tenor mouthpiece, I often felt that my tone was more "piece" and not enough "me". I've found this to be completely the opposite with Theo Wanne mouthpieces and feel that I can perfectly express myself. The Gaia is a very different mouthpiece to the Durga pieces I play on alto and tenor but it retains many of the same overall qualities that are the hallmark of Theo's pieces: great intonation, very even response over the entire range of the horn (including altissimo), full core sound, very free-blowing and the ability to play warm and lush subtones one moment and then screaming the next. The included Enlightened ligature is excellent and as with the built-in Liberty ligatures on the Durga pieces, players have the option to change the metal pressure plates. Some players don't believe that ligatures make much difference to sound or response but I disagree....I bought the Theo Wanne pressure plate set and have settled on 3 different metal plates on each of my horns due to the difference these make. I highly recommend trying a Theo Wanne mouthpiece if you get the chance. I was very surprised when I tried my first TW piece at how it felt and sounded....I wasn't expecting something so markedly different than anything else I'd played before.
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