Re: Dave Guardala
I use the DV on alto and tenor. Very versatile piece. Can play very soft and very loud and still retain its core tone. Players I have played with for years noticed a difference in my tone and said that my tone was better now.
I have asthma and chronic bronchitis and sometimes struggle with enough air for a good tone. Large chamber mouthpieces just do not work for me. I don't have the air. The DV for me has been the answer for the tone I was looking for.
I get asked often now by players I have just met what my set up is while they compliment me on my sound.
I originally bought the DV's while still playing Z yamahas and it was an improvement, when I went to SG horns it was an even bigger leap forward.
I think asthmatics need high baffle, low resisitance pieces to compensate for less air volume.