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Vandoren V16 Alto Sax MouthpieceA5A good choice of sound, easy to control, recommended for Big Band. Tip: 188 / Facing: Med LongA6A medium chamber d...Read More

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Warm and flexible.

Vandoren V16 Alto Sax Mouthpiece
A5
A good choice of sound, easy to control, recommended for Big Band. Tip: 188 / Facing: Med LongA6
A medium chamber designed for flexibility, (accuracy in pitch and articulation; the alternate choice in sound. Tip: 196 / Facing: Med LongA7
A small chamber designed for strong projection and accuracy in pitch, articulation, and timbre. A fine choice for a lead player. Tip: 204 / Facing: Med Long


SPECIFICATIONS

V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

  • Ligature: Not Included
    Material: Hard Rubber
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VandorenV16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.9

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5.0

Nice upgrade!

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from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I talked to several pro's about which mpc would be a great upgrade and the V16 A5 is the one they pointed me to. This is an early holiday gift for my son who's now picking up his alto after a seven year hiatus. I can hear the difference in his sound, with a warmer, more focused resonance and so can he. He has a nice beginner model Jupiter instrument which came with its own model 4C plastic mpc. I'm glad he's happy with the enhanced change!

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5.0

Great mouthpiece

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from Knoxville, Tn

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Pros

  • Can Be Loud Or Very Soft
  • Great Altimisso
  • Has A Nice Fat Tone

Cons

  • Not Good For Lead Alto

Best Uses

  • 2nd Alto Or Solos
  • Concert Band Or Jazz Band

Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

This is a good mouthpiece that can be used in a concert band or a jazz band. I am very happy with my mouthpiece and use it in both jazz and concert bands. I would recommend putting a bite bad on the mouthpiece to avoid biting through your mouthpiece.

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4.0

Very Nice "Upgrade"

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from Castro Valley, CA

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Decided to upgrade from a Yamaha 4C to a Vandoren V16 A6 medium. I was looking for a more smoother and deeper sound. Found it in this. Very happy. This one's a keeper.

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5.0

Best jazz alto mouthpiece I have had

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from Strongsville, OH

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

Had a modern Meyer 5 for several years and never really liked it. I put the V16 A5M on my Mark VII a few days ago when it arrived and WOW....I love the feel, the sound, everything! Can't wait to play it for the 1st time in a big band I am a regular in next week.

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5.0

Best mouthpiece yet.

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from Miami, Florida

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

This is by far the best mouthpiece on the market. The response and richness of the tone with the perfect amount of brightness for jazz is unmatchable. I narrowed it down to the 6M because this particular one had more of a jazz feel, and has a flawless tone for all volumes and ranges and was a little more responsive. I use it with a Yamaha 62III and vandoren Java reeds. I recommend this to anyone who wants the best mouthpiece for a reasonable price :)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this piece!

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from Minneapolis, MN

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I got this piece a couple years ago at the recommendation of my professor and I couldn't be happier with it! I went with the 9 small which is large but it doesn't feel excessive, I can get a HUGE sound out of it if I need to but I tend to play relatively soft and the flexibility of it allows me to do so when playing small rooms, big band 2nd alto, etc. It has a surprisingly mellow P-MF dynamic range with the right setup (I have been using V16 #3's with a light sanding if necessary).

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mouthpiece

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from Atlanta

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

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.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My A7S made alto fun again

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from Conway, AR

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I had been primarily a tenor player for many years when I first encountered these while auditioning mouthpieces for my daughter. She chose a different mpc, but this one rose to the top for me. I hadn't planned to get my own new alto mouthpiece, but I wound up trying the A6S, A7S, A7M, A8S, and A9S. I went with mainly the "small" chamber pieces because they're not actually very small and don't give the thin and piercing tone that truly small chambers can yield. It was easy to narrow it down to A7S & A9S. The A9S was attractive for its openness and extra flexibility, but I finally chose the A7S because it gave me more of the classic lead alto sort of sound with a Rovner dark lig and Fibracell medium reed.** You can easily get plenty of edge and VOLUME if you want it, but the mellow side is also easy to find. ** NOTE: the current number-graded Fibracells (3, 3.5, and 4) sound really buzzy to me with this MP. I haven't yet settled on a new synthetic reed since they stopped making the word-graded Fibracells.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Total Jazz Perfection

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from Blue Ridge Mountains VA

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I have been jamming on a Mark VII since 78' and I have never had a mouthpiece as awesome as the V16. I settled in on the 7S however I tried the 8M and 8S. The 8M is airy unless I'm blowing at full volume and then it just walks the talk. The 8S is a step down and more controlable. However, I like to play gently at times and the 7S gives me a gentle touch when needed and a powerful yet controlable sound when I want it. :)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The New Meyer

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from Stark County, Ohio

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Comments about Vandoren V16 Series Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I bought the A9s version and I am in love. this piece is perfectly bright in the upper register without screaming at you. the middle register has a lot of flavor and the lower register just sweetly speaks to you. Altissimo seems to pop right out once you have adapted. I went from a Selmer Soloist C8 to a Dukoff D8 to a Jody Jazz Classic 5 (terrible) to this beauty. There is no more perfect matchup than this piece, vandoren zz 3.5, Vandoren Optimum or Rovner Versa X (play exactly the same) and my 1971 Selmer Mark VI. This is an amazing price fora career of happiness.

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