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Versa Alto Saxophone Ligature and Cap
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Vandoren Jumbo Java Alto Saxophone MouthpieceThe Vandoren Alto Saxophone Jumbo Java Mouthpiece is very bright with fine precision and control.Vandoren mouthpieces are known for their high, uniform quality—among the best of the mass produced. The Vandoren line is extensive. It covers all woodwinds and offers designs suited to a variety of playing and musical styles.
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I bought this mouthpiece a while back. I have the A75 model, and it takes a good embouchure to get good sound out of it. Its open enough at the tip to really make some noise, but the best thing about that is that it sounds really terrific. Its very very bright, sometimes a bit too bright on the highest notes in the natural range. Altissimo works well for me on this piece, probably because of the mad bright overtones. I play lead alto in a big band and it serves me well when I need to lead the section. Articulation is easy and precise, projection is so good that the horn sounds amped. Intonation is on par with most of the better jazz mouthpieces. Really kicks with Alexander Superial reeds, but what doesn't? Does pretty well with Java reeds too. Too hard of a reed makes it more difficult to have a good dynamic range, but it can whisper and scream with a free-blowing reed like a Java or Superial. The only problem I've had with this piece is that it can get to chirping a lot if your reeds aren't just right or if you're weak in the lips from playing for a long time or from inexperience.
I bought the Jumbo Java A45 about two to three years ago and it is by far the best mouthpiece I've ever had. It is as close to a metal mouthpiece as you can get without buying a metal mouthpiece, it has a large barrel with a open tip for a loud rich sound, then pairing it with Vandoren's ZZ Series Reeds (3)which are extremely flexible has given me a very smooth and rich sound.
I highly recommend this product.
I've had a Jumbo Java for the past year, I didn't test it out before I got it, I just bought one because it sounded like what I wanted. Who can resist a metal sound with a rubber feel?
I bought it, and it's exactly as it says, the biggest bore, and the fattest chamber! Most ligatures don't even fit it. I had trouble making a tone out of it at first, I mean moving from a Selmer C* to this we're talking mega chamber difference. It wasn't until I started playing a link on my tenor did I really start fully filling the chamber on my A35 Jumbo Java (and I had to drop to a 2.5 size reed (from 3.5)).
Here's the problem. I thought I controlled this mpce. Last week I did a gig and had it recorded. When I went back and listened to it, I realized my tone was all over the place. Generally, my high register sounded absolutely fantastic.... My lower register however sounded crap. Even my altissimo C's and D's were clear.
In conclusion, I think my verdict for this MPC is that it's really good as a solo mouthpiece. The tone you get will never blend with anyone else. It's a very loud mouthpiece, however, if this is what you want then you'll have to put in alot of work to balance out the sound.
I have the A45 model. It makes the saxophone sound like you are on a microphone with an amplifier on...no kidding. It takes some practice to keep it under control, as any small change on embouchure or air support is easily noticeable with this piece.
The sound is bright, but it does have a lot of body and doesn't sound "thin". Excellent for solo work, not so good for section work (unless you're the lead) because it is loud and bright.
This mouthpiece packs a punch! I recently bought the A35 this for Jazz Band and I am very impressed. However, if this your first Jazz mouthpiece be prepared to spend a little bit getting use to it. Because this mouthpiece is open, you are going to tend to squeak and are going to need to adjust you embouchure. But don't get me wrong, this is an excellent mouthpiece that any saxophonist should enjoy.
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