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by Micah
(5 posts)
6 years ago

Dave Guardala

So in my hunt for a tenor mouthpiece I found some controversy surrounding his name. If anyone could give me a history lesson on him that would be awesome. Thanks!

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  1. by kelsey
    (808 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Dave Guardala

    Just Google him and you'll hear about his legal problems. I don't know if he is a crook or not, but his MBll tenor sax mouthpieces are really great......Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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    1. by chalazon
      (547 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Dave Guardala

      he did make great pieces in his heyday..

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      1. by kelsey
        (808 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Dave Guardala

        Is there something wrong with his newer mouthpieces? I know they are cheaper to buy now. Anyway, My next mouthpiece purchase will be a Jody......Kelsey
        Barry Kelsey

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      2. by kelsey
        (808 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Dave Guardala

        Is there something wrong with his newer mouthpieces? I know they are cheaper to buy now. Anyway, My next mouthpiece purchase will be a Jody......Kelsey
        Barry Kelsey

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        1. by Micah
          (5 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Dave Guardala

          Nothing is supposed to be wrong with them they are actually supposed to be very nice. Just not handmade anymore... I tried the all of the Jody Jazzes didn't have much of a tone. Hoping for better luck with a Gaurdala.

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        2. by kelsey
          (808 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Dave Guardala

          I am happy with my Guardala tenor mouthpiece but am wanting to ty
          Barry Kelsey

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        3. by kelsey
          (808 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Dave Guardala

          I am happy with my Guardala tenor mouthpiece but I've been looking at the Jody DV for my alto. Good luck with the Guardala..........Kelsey
          Barry Kelsey

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        4. by Micah
          (5 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Dave Guardala

          Hope i like mine too, good luck with the DV I've heard some mean lead players on a DV.

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        5. by saxxsymbol
          (217 posts)

          6 years ago

          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.

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