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Thinking about getting one during those moments of weakness when my Bipolar Disorder meds get misplaced. Just kidding:D ! About the meds! I'm just wondering if this is the "dream piece" for anyone?
 

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I had one in the wrong opening (for me) and was not entirely impressed. I had an 8 as Jody suggests to go higher in opening than you are used to because the piece is so free-blowing. I agree that the piece is very free blowing and all the low notes come sooo easily. However is it worth as 3 stock Links or 2 Tenney Links? I do not think so.
I went back to my Tenney-STM and Zagar trad. bronze, my favorite all around mouthpieces.

Question: what are you expecting from it? In what should it outplay your current mouthpiece of choice? Perhaps we can help better if you tell us about your expectations.

Generally speaking I don't think it's worth the 500$ investment.
 

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Why not?

I have been playing these things for a while now- I say that they're certainly worth a try. The main reason I fell in love with them was the ability for me to play a SUPER "can you play quieter even though you're only at a whisper" gig all the way to the fffff bar honking for 500 people with no mic gig. They're way too expensive, but to me atleast, worth every cent. I work every night of the week as a sax player/vocalist and all three of my Jody Jazz MPs have paid for themselves. So to reiterate, just give 'em a try. You'll know within a few minutes of blowing whether it's right for you.

Just my .02.
 

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I recently tried a JJ DV 7 and 8 on alto and it was so dark and smoothThe mouthpiece made me fee like playing the Creston sonata with it...I put it back on the shelf...
Very interesting...
 

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Myself, I purchased one at NAMM and played it for awhile, however, find I prefer the regular DV for it's richness, liveliness, resonance and power. The DV NY for me was too mild/mellow and lacked the richness I like. They're nicely made and certainly kill the Links, but the standard DV I prefer. Ultimately, I would recommend you try one.
 

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Kris, took a quick look at your website, very nice! Thanks for your impressions. Thanks to Rispoli too! I'm looking for something darker than the DV (from what I've heard), with a warm, rich sound and good projection.....I know they have a trial policy, but I just wanted to hear other's experiences first.....obviously $495 is a lot of GAS!
 

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I've never owned one, but I've played them.

I really like the DV alto, but I didn't dig the tenor DV. The alto played REALLY well, almost worthy of a purchase of $450...almost. ;)

I'm so used to my Barone Jazz on tenor, I don't think any mouthpiece I try can beat it at this point.
 

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nitrosax said:
I recently tried a JJ DV 7 and 8 on alto and it was so dark and smoothThe mouthpiece made me fee like playing the Creston sonata with it...I put it back on the shelf...
Very interesting...
dark and smooth sounds good....
 

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Myself, I purchased one at NAMM and played it for awhile, however, find I prefer the regular DV for it's richness, liveliness, resonance and power. The DV NY for me was too mild/mellow and lacked the richness I like. They're nicely made and certainly kill the Links, but the standard DV I prefer. Ultimately, I would recommend you try one.

Richness, liveliness, resonance and power, all good...I'm getting the feeling I'll need to order both a DV and DV NY to try......
 

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Richness, liveliness, resonance and power, all good....
I agree it delivers all of those. But also other pieces do.
In particular the Tenney STM does all of them and provides more focus than the DV NY I used to own.
 

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Joe regarding "dark and smooth" it's relative to how you play. I heard both a DV and DV NY back-to-back from the same player and even the NY sounded bright and with a lot of upper partials to the sound. That's because this particular professional player plays bright. So if you play bright to begin with, this mpc will not make you the next Johnny Hartman of the saxophone.
 

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Good point, Gary. I know there's no getting around personally trying them, I just am interested in other folk's experiences.....
 

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Gary- are you referring to Dino?
Yes. And if I'm not mistaking, he was instrumental in getting Jody to make a DV that was, comparatively speaking, "darker" (the NY ie).
 

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You gotta admit though, per the JJ website videos, it's hard to beat a Jody Jazz in the bathroom......I'm wondering how they sound in the actual shower with the water running...;)
 

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If you wanna hear the JJ DV 7 in action...take a moment at my myspace page....
I would like to try the DV NY too.... but I think the DV does the job both as a bright funky as well as a dark mellow....
 

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I've answered this question many times on this forum, but here goes again.

I have a Florida Link, bought it new years ago, recently had it tweaked
by a guy in Aussie. He did a great job.

Then I bought a JJ DV. I wasn't keen on the sound. Very bright.
Then a JJ ESP. I really liked ths one.
Then a JJ DV NY. This is the one I prefer. Very easy to play.
Brighter than the ESP, and a bit wider in the mouth similar to the
Link. Fantastic ease in the low register. Lovely sound all over. Smoooth.

The Link for me is still the easiest to hit the harmonics, however
I don't mind sacficing a bit of that for the ease of playing and fullness
of sound that I get with the DV NY.

Playing is not just about how many harmonics you can hit.

I would recommend any of the JJ's. Try them before you commit.
The DV would probably suit the rock players more although I have
heard very fine examples of a jazz sound from these.
 

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Very interesting...but have you played it in the shower?;)
thank God for the trial period!
 

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Read the not-so-fine print regarding trials, Joe. It's, shall we say, "well constrained".
 

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I recently sold my DVs for alto and tenor. I played them a lot and there were many things about each one that I liked, but I eventually realized I was bothered by the facing curves seeming extremely long and the beaks very small. I never played a DV NY but I imagine the facing curve is the same as on the regular DV. If Jody made a DV with a more moderate facing curve I would buy it. The ones I had just seemed too extreme after a while.
 
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