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Anybody wanna explaing the main differences for these 3 pieces. For alto, which would be consider the best. I know is preference, but just curious about the three.
 

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The Jody Jazz ESP mouthpiece is a metal mouthpiece, designed after the Runyon Jaguar mouthpiece, but with some modifications. It has a large chamber and roll-over baffle. These come with a spoiler as well. These mouthpieces tend to play big and medium dark without the spoiler...and they can get bright and funky with the spoiler inserted. They are very versatile and probably the most versatile metal alto mouthpiece out there. Used prices range from $150-$250, depending on condition and cosmetics.

The Jody Jazz DV (Da Vinci) is a metal mouthpiece based on the Rovner Deep-V mouthpiece. It has a "secondary" chamber/window and long, thin rails. This mouthpiece does NOT come with a spoiler. These tend to be medium bright to bright mouthpieces, very brassy and have superb projection. They can be VERY loud. Darker reeds are recommended on these mouthpieces...a bright reed can make it too buzzy sounding. Usually these have good finish work. Used prices range around $300-$350.

The Jody Jazz HR* is a hard rubber mouthpiece that takes its function from the classic Meyer HR mouthpiece. It has a medium-small chamber and a roll-over baffle. These can be sweet, medium bright playing mouthpieces than work very well for straight-ahead jazz and bop playing. They have a good edge on the tip of the sound, and are also very versatile.

The Jody Jazz Classic mouthpiece is made of a polycarbonate and synthetic rubber mix. These mouthpieces are based off the Runyon Custom design. They tend to have a clean, focussed sound and really nice projection. These mouthpieces also come with a spoiler. With the spoiler inserted, these are great for pop and rock. Also very versatile, I've used these in saxophone quartets with no issues. This one is my personal favorite of all of Jody's pieces.

Hope that answers your question.

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ok. I've narrowed it down to choosing the Traditional and the Esp. any help fellow saxophonists?? Pro's cons of each please!!
 

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Price?

I was and still am looking at the ESP for Alto. Probably be this summer before I can afford to get one. Hey saxdude11 which ever one you get can you send my a PM over what you thought over it?

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for what its worth, I was playing on a DV #6, but have since changed to a HR #6... I like the DV, don't get me wrong... but it wasn't the sound I was looking for... it was TOO free-blowing for me, and I found it a bit difficult to control... I needed a little more resistance, which the HR gives me... I use the same reed for both, though, and that being a V16 #3...
 

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mr miyagi, try one half size harder on your dv. maybe a full size. you will be surprised . the harder you go the more resisitance. they are made for a little harder reed with the long facing curve. it will also be easier to control.
 

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mr miyagi, try one half size harder on your dv. maybe a full size. you will be surprised . the harder you go the more resisitance. they are made for a little harder reed with the long facing curve. it will also be easier to control.
I did that, and where I did get more resistance, I didn't like the sound coming out...
 
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