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Powerful and accurate mouthpiece with excellent quality control.

The V16 series is designed to create depth, power and fullness of sound while providing all the pitch and articulation accuracy that modern players have come to expect. With the V16, you can set the standard for the next generation. It is a versatile mouthpiece with a long facing and a particularly rich tone. it features a 2.50mm tip opening and a long facing length.

The Vandoren V16 mouthpiece for tenor saxophone produces a warm, centered sound. It blends well and is ideal for sectional/ensemble playing. Vandoren mouthpieces are known for their high, uniform qualityā€¯among the best of the mass produced.


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VandorenV16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

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Brings out the Monster in me!

This mouthpiece is probably the best thing that ever happened to me.(as far as music goes) I play on a Saxophone.com tenor sax model and it roars when the V16 is on it...Read complete review

This mouthpiece is probably the best thing that ever happened to me.(as far as music goes) I play on a Saxophone.com tenor sax model and it roars when the V16 is on it along V16 #3 reeds. I got the T7 which I was surprised to see, was the lowest facing available. But the rich, solid tone this mouthpiece provides is an amazing jazz tone. By talking into the instrument while playing, I can now make a mean, nasty, powerful tone like that raspy sound of Clarence Clemmons. I can listen to the classical jazz stuff and create a prefect match in sound compared to John Coltrane and several other legends. (TheyÆre not lying when they say, "This mouthpiece is designed to imitate the sound response of jazz mouthpieces from the 50's.") All I can say is that if you want an amazing mouthpiece that will allow you to create the prefect TRUE JAZZ sound, choose Vandoren V16.You won't regret it.

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Nothing special

In my continual search for that dark but vibrant jazz tenor sax mouthpiece I tried this V16 (T7). It was very similar to my custom adjusted Meyer 7M. (I also have a...Read complete review

In my continual search for that dark but vibrant jazz tenor sax mouthpiece I tried this V16 (T7). It was very similar to my custom adjusted Meyer 7M. (I also have a Berg Larson 105 1 SMS for an edgy sound that cuts through better.) This Vandoren V16 has a generic jazz sound that blends well (not a unique edgy sound) and responds well at all dynamics and articulations. It works, but it was not that special, vibrant, dark, slightly edgy sound I was hoping for.

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5.0

V16 Van Doren Tenor Mouthpiece - great choice

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from Washington, DC

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Basically the best mouthpiece for tenor that I can find. Nice round, mellow sound.

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3.0

Nothing special

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from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

In my continual search for that dark but vibrant jazz tenor sax mouthpiece I tried this V16 (T7). It was very similar to my custom adjusted Meyer 7M. (I also have a Berg Larson 105 1 SMS for an edgy sound that cuts through better.) This Vandoren V16 has a generic jazz sound that blends well (not a unique edgy sound) and responds well at all dynamics and articulations. It works, but it was not that special, vibrant, dark, slightly edgy sound I was hoping for.

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3.0

Nothing special

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from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

In my continual search for that dark but vibrant jazz tenor sax mouthpiece I tried this V16 (T7). It was very similar to my custom adjusted Meyer 7M. (I also have a Berg Larson 105 1 SMS for an edgy sound that cuts through better.) This Vandoren V16 has a generic jazz sound that blends well (not a unique edgy sound) and responds well at all dynamics and articulations. It works, but it was not that special, vibrant, dark, slightly edgy sound I was hoping for.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

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from Lindstrom

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I have been playing tenor for 46 yrs. I have a wide collection of horns and mpc. Fourteen various vintage and manufacture of sax and a ton of mpc to include custom. Just got the V16 T11, different animal than the V16 T10. Easy blowing and very well made Spot on intonation on my old Buescher Big B tenor. Speaks easily in all registers and dynamic levels. Big bonus is the cost of owning one of these great mpc. Vandoren is surely one of the best on the market.

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5.0

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I have been playing tenor for 46 yrs. I have a wide collection of horns and mpc. Fourteen various vintage and manufacture of sax and a ton of mpc to include custom. Just got the V16 T11, different animal than the V16 T10. Easy blowing and very well made Spot on intonation on my old Buescher Big B tenor. Speaks easily in all registers and dynamic levels. Big bonus is the cost of owning one of these great mpc. Vandoren is surely one of the best on the market.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mouthpiece

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from Greer, SC

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

This is a wonderful mouthpiece with a beautiful tone. Allows tons of control and very free blowing. Great all around product!

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5.0

Great Mouthpiece

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from Greer, SC

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This is a wonderful mouthpiece with a beautiful tone. Allows tons of control and very free blowing. Great all around product!

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding mouthpiece for the price!

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from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I am normally a metal otto link player, but lately, I have just not been getting the sound I wanted from my piece. I decided to order a Vandoren v16 mouthpiece to try since I had heard so many positive reviews of it. I normally try to avoid hard rubber pieces such as because they tend to be way too dark for my taste (I generally try to have more of a middle of the road sound). I have tried HR mouthpieces such as Jody Jazz, Morgan, Meyer, and even a few vintage HR otto links that I really didn't care for. That was not the case with the T9 that I ordered. I was shocked at how well this piece projected. The tone was rich and full sounding, yet was very versatile. I could go from a very dark Dexter Gordon-like sound to a bright Brecker-like sound. The tuning was great in all octaves and I was able to maintain a full sound from top to bottom. I also noticed that this mouthpiece is very free-blowing considering that is has a medium-large chamber. I felt that the Vandoren Java "green box" reeds were the best fit for the mouthpiece (Though everybody has different preferences). This is definitely one of the best mouthpieces I have ever played and I would highly recommend this piece to professionals and students alike because of the consistency of Vandoren products as well as the fact that this mouthpiece is a bargain at $124.99. If I were to recommend a ligature for this mouthpiece, it would be the Vandoren Optimum Ligature as I felt the mouthpiece had the best response with this ligature. Definitely give the v16 a try!

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5.0

Outstanding mouthpiece for the price!

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from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I am normally a metal otto link player, but lately, I have just not been getting the sound I wanted from my piece. I decided to order a Vandoren v16 mouthpiece to try since I had heard so many positive reviews of it. I normally try to avoid hard rubber pieces such as because they tend to be way too dark for my taste (I generally try to have more of a middle of the road sound). I have tried HR mouthpieces such as Jody Jazz, Morgan, Meyer, and even a few vintage HR otto links that I really didn't care for. That was not the case with the T9 that I ordered. I was shocked at how well this piece projected. The tone was rich and full sounding, yet was very versatile. I could go from a very dark Dexter Gordon-like sound to a bright Brecker-like sound. The tuning was great in all octaves and I was able to maintain a full sound from top to bottom. I also noticed that this mouthpiece is very free-blowing considering that is has a medium-large chamber. I felt that the Vandoren Java "green box" reeds were the best fit for the mouthpiece (Though everybody has different preferences). This is definitely one of the best mouthpieces I have ever played and I would highly recommend this piece to professionals and students alike because of the consistency of Vandoren products as well as the fact that this mouthpiece is a bargain at $124.99. If I were to recommend a ligature for this mouthpiece, it would be the Vandoren Optimum Ligature as I felt the mouthpiece had the best response with this ligature. Definitely give the v16 a try!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with the V 16!

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from Waynesville, NC

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I recently recorded myself playing my Yannie 991/Vandoren V-16 #7/JaZZ reed # 3. I used a quality digital recorder and placed the mike close enough to capture every nuance. I was blown away with the wide ranged consistency of tonality, accurate pitch, and the endless expressive capabilities. I love the sound. I love the horn. I love the mouthpiece. I love the reed. I can't imagine playing any other set up for combo jazz and big band. I also use it in a classical sax quartet, and the V-16 allows me to blend in very well. I have tried others, but I honestly can't see paying more for a mouthpiece that is not really any better. Oh, I use the Rovner lig, if that makes any difference. Did I mention the very wide dynamic range of this set up? I also have an "8" when I don't have a long gig to play, because it has a slightly "heavier" quality, but with the same projection and expression. I feel as though these pieces were custom built just for me. Don't spend too much money on a mouthpiece unless it makes you a better player.

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