Vandoren V16 Tenor sax MouthpieceT45For every and any type of playing (especially Jazz) Tip: 235 / Facing: MediumT55Warm sound, but with an edge. Hi...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed as the ultimate jazz mouthpiece.
Vandoren V16 Tenor sax Mouthpiece
For every and any type of playing (especially Jazz) Tip: 235 / Facing: MediumT55
Warm sound, but with an edge. Highly adaptable. Tip: 250 / Facing: LongT75
The "standard reference" in its category. Tip: 265 / Facing: Med LongT77
A "long" facing (table) offering great balance and a particularly rich dynamic range. Tip: 277 / Facing; LongT95
The same great qualities as with the other facings, but more open. Can satisfy all demands. Tip: 295 / Facing: Long
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Reviewed by 12 customers
I received the T75 as a Christmas gift just over a year ago, and am having trouble with motivating myself to find another mpc as a backup. I did some price and sound comparisons from the sax on the web forum, and found that I liked the tone, intonation, and apparent ease-of-use with this piece from the sound bites I was able to find. I was immediately impressed with the tone of this mouthpiece. It's warm enough throughout the entire horn (including altissimo) not to sound shrill, but bright enough to cut through the other sounds of guitar and other horns. When I play on my silver SML, the sound is huge! I've tried with a combination of reeds (Rico Royal 2.5, Rico Jazz Select 2.5 and 3, Vandoren ZZ 2.5 and 3), but at this point have settled with the Java 2.5 with a Rovner ligature.
I recently decided that I wanted to make music a permanent part of my life, and being a tenor sax player (obviously), i asked some professionals in my area what they use. I heard many times from Jazz performers especially, that Vandoren makes great Metal mouthpieces. I immediately went to the store and tried it out, and was amazed. the T75 model I used projected my playing much more, improved my sound, strengthened by embouchure and made me a much better player. These mouthpieces will cut through the din of other musicians and let your tone be heard. Absolutely amazing. If you are considering a step up, trust Vandoren.
I use this mouthpiece for jazz and rock. Lots of compliments on my sound, and very easy to play: good response on low and high notes, good dynamic control, plays well in tune. This is the mouthpiece I recommend to anyone looking for a good versatile jazz mouthpiece.
I'm using a T77 and I find it to be easy on reeds and versitlie. I am playing Pop style and Jazz on it with no problems blending, it loves the mircophone. It has a nice edge but with a nice Otto Link-esque tone on my King Silversonic Super 20 tenor. I love the bottom register just melting its way out of my horn. I am using Rico Jazz select #3 hard reeds.
I bought this mouthpiece in 10th grade. This is definitely my favorite metal tenor mouthpiece. I used to play an Otto Link metal, and have tried out the SRs and some Guardalas. I don't have the money for the SRs, but I didn't notice any improvement on the V16 in the SRs or even the new Guardalas. My altissimo just pops out, and I have great sub tones. The mouthpiece really makes my mediocre horn sound really good. Great choice for any saxophonist!
As others have said, this is an extremely versatile piece. I currently use a T95 as my #1 piece and love that it can both cut and blend so easily without changing a thing. If you are looking for a solid piece that can do a lot of different work, look no further. Also, don't be afraid of the larger tip openings, they don't feel as big as you might expect.
I always played the Ottolink 8* until I tried out the Vandoren V16 Tip 95 There is a slightly better tonal quality in the Vandoren that keeps you guessing as to where does it come from? Amazingly a very good piece of work!
I've had three of these mouthpieces - one was stolen with a Keilwerth, one was borrowed from a friend while waiting on a replacement, and now I play the replacement on a new Keilwerth. The best part is they all played just as well as each other; Easy intonation, good on reeds, and a great, big, not-too-bright-but-still-contemporary sound. I recommend it to anyone looking for more from their hard rubber mouthpiece without going chamber-wild on a big bright metal piece. Hands down the best tenor mouthpiece I've played. I play the T75 model with V16 reeds and an Optimum ligature.
Being mostly tenor player using this type of mouthpiece, for a long time I found the Otto Link STM 7* to be the best for me without breaking the bank. I one day decided to try the Vandoren V16 T75 based on input from others. I find the T75 to be a high quality piece, which may justify the much higher price. There isn't a slight rollover baffle like on the link, and the throat isn't quite as open, but what you get is a very high quality sound of a more modern character, but still somewhat similar to the Link, and not quite as dark sounding, which is an improvement for certain reeds. The machining is so excellent and the T75 bite plate is more impervious to tooth pressure. The Link is somewhat darker and slightly harder is play, but has a unique character worth keeping. I have decided to keep the T75 as well, as I believe it to be up there with the best mouthpieces of its type. It has a very good balance of tone and shapeable for a variety of sounds. The different pressures plates for the Optimum ligature is cool too, but I've just been using the one with the vertical rails, since it works so well.
I do some of my own mouthpiece work and out of most of the mouthpieces I tried this was one that played right out of the box! The only adjustment I made was that I put a small baffle in it to give the tone a bit more focus. I felt it was very consistent in the way it plays and was very even going through the registers. The mouthpiece I feel is very well crafted! The facing and tip rail is beautifully made. Kudos to Vandoren.
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