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Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone MouthpieceExpect the V16 series Vandoren Alto Sax Mouthpiece to deliver comfort, great blowing and ease of articulation. Crafted from hard rubber, it's a great jazz mouthpiece in the New York tradition.Vandoren mouthpieces are known for their high, uniform quality—among the best made with modern technology. Vandoren has an extensive line of mouthpieces for all woodwinds with designs suited to most playing and musical styles.
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Switching from a metal moutpiece to hard rubber was a hard decision (no pun intended), but it was the right one! I purchased a Vandoren V16 A6M and have loved every second with it! The range of my saxophone has opened tremendously and with a more fluid movement. The piece resonates quickly and provides a sleek and open tone for any player. I'm the prinicipal alto in my university's jazz ensemble and the mouthpiece allows me to cut through the entire band if I want, yet keep it under control when needs be. It's also great for small combo work. If I had to go back and choose again, I'd choose a larger facing, although the A6 speaks very clearly. Try it with size 3 to 3 1/2 Vandoren ZZ reeds and you'll have a winning combination that's sure to captivate and compel your audience!
This piece is the real deal. Awesome tonality and projection. Some alto pieces can be "shrilly" but this one can reach out and touch without being too piercing to the listener. Allows the true sound of the horn and player to come through. I'm in love with it. I believe ANY reed will do on this piece. I'm using the A8M,zz 2.5's or rico j/s 3's, w/VD optimum. Yesss Sirrr!
Vandoren mpc's are so incredibly consistent. I've played at least a dozen of them by now and they ALL played. The alto V16 mpc looks and plays similar to a Meyer. There looks to be a bit more roll over baffle and the chamber might be a touch smaller. The response is immediate and the sound is fat, loud and complex with just the right amount of brightness. Like I said, I have yet to encounter a "dud", which is pretty remarkable. I like the A6M with a Fibracell Med Hard reed. Very easy to play with; a nice focused and resonant tone. Definitely check this out.
I have been using a Morgan size 5 medium chamber alto mouthpiece for close to 20 years. I was satisfied with the sound of the Morgan, but wanted a little more edge without sacrificing body. The V16 A6 sm. chamber fit the bill. The tone is clear but not strident. I get an edge, but with a warm, focused center. Intonation is accurate and the mouthpiece has great control. Of course, as with any mouthpiece, matching it to the correct reed and ligature is key. I find Alexander Superial 3 or Vandoren JAVA 3 are good matches. This is couples with a Vandoren M/O ligature.
I have been playing the sax for 8 years and it is a great experience. Over the years i was wondering how can i upgrade my sound and that even though i don't have a great alto what can i do to produce a more jazz sound. Well i looked no further after trying mouthpieces this one came to me the best the clearness and darkness of it is incredible and it makes my horn sound that much better and with a hint of a bright sound i can sound good in a lot of places and i highly reccommend it for more traditional jazz playing or even contemporary playing so this is a great buy
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