Is anyone playing a Jody Jazz Jet baritone mpc in a Funk/Soul/Reggae band? Opinions please!
The Vandoren V16 is that kind of piece.I'd be curious about this too. I currently play a Jody Jazz Runyon Quantum and also have a Jody Jazz Classic both have a removable baffle.
The Quantum is a bit punchier which I like as I play primarily funk in a three-piece horn section. I'd love to find a piece that would allow me to occasionally tone down some of the bark without having to reshape my oral cavity. I wonder if the Jet is that kind of piece...
Like most guys who can play, none of them sound much different. I guess I preferred the Wagner.Yes, I play a Jet 8 and absolutely love it in funk settings. I've played dozens of different bari mouthpieces and this one is a great fit for me.
I made a video comparing it with my 2nd and 3rd favorite mouthpieces. Still use the Berg for old school jazz settings, sold the Wagner (which was my go-to funk piece), and the Jet is on my bari 90% of the time.
I find the Jet very controllable and in tune. The thing that really stands out to me is that while it has a lot of punch, it also has a huge amount of body and gets a full, rich sound. The Wagner was just bright with no mass behind it.
The Jet handles as much air as I can put in it and never gets thin on me. I think it's a great price for a pro hand finished mouthpiece and again, I prefer it over everything else including the $500+ models.Does the Jet handle more air than the metalite?
The good old Table C, you don't see those on the bandstand much anymore. Glad it works for you.Like most guys who can play, none of them sound much different. I guess I preferred the Wagner.
I play the Selmer “Table C*” that came with the horn. It’s odd but I just prefer closed tips on everything. More color and easier to play in tune.
I ordered a JJ Jet. Got it yesterday. It's definitely an upgrade compared to the Metalite M7.
Difficult to control at first, mainly because of the low beak angle. I took in too much mouthpiece.
But what a sound! Powerful piece. Just what I was looking for. It will take me a few weeks getting used to it.
And as a bonus, it cleared up some problem notes (2nd register E/F).
I'm not into bari altissimo, but I could play a few with the same fingering as on tenor.
There was even, first by pure luck, a G4 coming out consistently! Just by overblowing a G3. I can't even do that on tenor...
So my conclusion after day 1: This is a gem. Can't wait to try it more. It has lots of potential I need to explore. Just loving it already.
Are you still playing the Jody Jett? Did you get a 7? I’ve got a Metalite m7. It’s loud but lacks depth. Do you still prefer it over the Metalite?Update after 4 weeks of playing the Jet: Control is there now. It really does all for me. Very happy with it. I just changed the ligature to a one screw model.
Thanks for all your replies!
I wouldn't say my Metalite M7 lacks depth. Compared to the JJ Jet 7 the Metalite is not very good in the upper register (palm keys). It sounds a lot thinner and more unstable.Are you still playing the Jody Jett? Did you get a 7? I’ve got a Metalite m7. It’s loud but lacks depth. Do you still prefer it over the Metalite?
Maybe I’m not describing it correctly. I also have an Otto Link that has a much warmer sound?I wouldn't say my Metalite M7 lacks depth. Compared to the JJ Jet 7 the Metalite is not very good in the upper register (palm keys). It sounds a lot thinner and more unstable.
Also a few problem notes are less problematic with the Jet. The Jet can also be pushed more.
I still prefer the Jet over the Metalite.