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Theo Wanne GAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece  Size 8 

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The GAIA was designed to have the same type of sound, yet outplay any other vintage large chamber mouthpiece due to our innovative design, and patent...Click To Read More About This Product

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Highest quality brass mouthpiece for tenor saxophone.

The GAIA was designed to have the same type of sound, yet outplay any other vintage large chamber mouthpiece due to our innovative design, and patent pending, incredibly accurate, machining technology. It has the spirit of Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz, etc. The rich resonant sound, previously only available in vintage mouthpieces, is BACK. It is machined from blocks of solid brass! With many patents behind their products, Theo Wanne mouthpieces are the highest quality and most innovative in the world.

Infused with the spirit of Dexter Gordon, the GAIA was built to outplay Theo's very best Florida Otto Link. It is not just a simple copy of a vintage mouthpiece. Theo has taken his extensive experience working with vintage mouthpieces and made the type of same sound, just better!

The GAIA tends towards a traditional Jazz taste, but is quite versatile like the AMMA. The GAIA has a medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and Theo Wanne's True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound.

The GAIAs True Large Chamber is very much like the vintage mouthpieces of the 1940s but technically superior due to our patent-pending machining technology. Take a look at our baffles, tip rails, side rails, and interior design. We show you pictures of these for a reason. The GAIA is truly revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.

FEATURES
  • Full, rich and fat traditional sound with a hint of edge
  • Medium Roll-Over Baffle combined with True Large Chamber
  • Fully machined for incredible accuracy
  • Serial Number includes specific run and individual mouthpiece number
  • Includes both Alive Gold and Heavy Copper pressure plates and a precision screwdriver.
  • Includes innovative, three-point contact, Enlightened Ligature and precision hex-driver
  • Patented Reed Replacer Cap

Order today and bring a vintage spirit into your sound.

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Theo WanneGAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Worth the Money

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from Fort Worth, TX

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Pros

  • My Super 80 Responds
  • The Gaia Replaced My Link

Cons

  • Expensive

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    Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

    I replaced my Otto Link with the GAIA, and it really opened up my Super 80. Low Bb through altissimo seem effortless. The only con I could find is the price, but for me it is worth the money. If you gig, you should try this mouthpiece.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Theo Wanne Gaia is a Master Piece

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    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

    I have some classic pieces, including a gold 1990 hand made Guardala Studio Model, and the Theo Wanne Gaia is the "Master Piece" of them all. Nothing I've ever played matches Theo's pieces, in terms of ease and enjoyment of playability from top to bottom, intonation, rich, complex tone, extreme accuracy and consistency in the manufacturing process, finish, superior built-in ligature - you name it, Theo is the best. I play a metal Gaia in a big 10 tip, and it gives me a uniquely beautiful sound everywhere on the horn, from subtones that speak effortlessly to soaring altissimo, dynamics from a whisper to a roar, all beautifully in tune. If you question the price, it's simple - you get what you pay for. If you want the performance of a Ferrari, it will cost more than an economy car. Theo builds Ferraris, and the performance is unmatched. I also play my Theo Wanne hard rubber Datta in some situations. ALL Theo's pieces play magnificently, it's just a matter of whether I want to drive a black Ferrari or a red one today.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    That moment when you say "Ah Ha!"

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    from St. Simons Island, GA

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    Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

    I find it hard to describe what this piece has done for my sound. After exhaustive trials with countless mouthpieces, I had settled on two; a Guardala MBII and a modern Otto Link Metal 7*. I have enjoyed both of these pieces, and recently the Link in particular since I was starting to move into more jazz work. I really wanted to re-define my sound, and though the Link was pointing me in the right direction, I still felt something was missing. So I began my exhaustive search once again. This last order included a Theo Wanne Metal GAIA 7*. I initially had no expectations of keeping this piece based on the price, but I was curious to see if the price was justifiable. One word describes what I found: ABSOLUTELY! Yes, it is expensive, and I would say that this is a piece for someone who really gigs on a regular basis. If this is you, I would recommend to at least try it, or any of the other Theo pieces. First, the design and craftsmanship is absolutely un-matched. Rails are even, the table is completely flat, the baffle is smooth and beautifully crafted. This is what comes when you get a top quality hand-finished piece. Second, the sound. Oh....the sound. Big, fat, round tone. But it does not stop there. What has amazed me the most with this piece is the versatility. I can go from playing "'Round Midnight" in a mellow sub-tone sound to wailing out the horn lines of Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious" with just a bit more air. The mouthpiece is very free-blowing, especially compared to the Link. The response with this piece is just as huge as the sound. My "Ah Ha!" moment as I call it came when I started noticing that my inflections and my "feeling" of the music almost felt like it was sub-consciously transmitted through the mouthpiece and into the horn. I have always played the same way, but have never had a piece react so perfectly to my style. In closing, I will admit that this just might be the fit for my playing style, but I will strongly recommend that any serious player, or anyone working on becoming a regular performer, give this or any of the Theo Wanne pieces a try. I did just for the heck of it, and now will spend the rest of my playing life using this mouthpiece. My Setup: Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom, Theo Wanne 7*, Rico Select Jazz Unfiled 3S/3M

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply Colorful.

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    from Sandy, Utah

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    Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

    I've been playing on a Jody Jazz NY 8 tenor mouthpiece for about 2 years now. I decided to get a new mouthpiece when I couldn't find reeds hard enough to satisfy my resistance need. I spent the money on this mouthpiece and got it to find out that I hated it! But, I didn't loose hope, and after 4 days and a full reed strength drop from a Vandoren V16 4 to a ZZ 3, this mouthpiece plays like no other. I should mention that I got a 9 Gaia, hence the reed drop. This mouthpiece is incredible and has so many colors to it! Very versatile and easy to control. It is a more advanced mouthpiece, in which I mean you have to know what you want to sound like before you get this. It will take your natural tonal core and expand it! So put the work in before you get one of these! Although pricy, this is the best mouthpiece I have ever played on!

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