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by jacobeid
(24 posts)
9 years ago

jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

Hello. I'm a jazz alto and soprano player looking to buy better moutpieces. I really want one that will sound good with jazz stuff that I do. I'm looking in the price range of $100-$200 for each mouthpiece. Any suggestions?

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  1. by jacobeid
    (24 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

    Well, after my private teacher and band director led me in a few directions, I found the jodyjazz classic. I have found nothing bad about them and seem of very high quality. Does anybody use them?

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    1. by saxismyaxe
      (574 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

      I use the Jody Jazz HR 8* on my Tenors and can't rave enough about them. They play like a vintage Link, without the problem areas typical of Links, Modern ones in particular. Santy Runyon was a master mouthpiece designer/maker, and his protégée Jody is carrying on with outstanding pieces of his own.

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      1. by jacobeid
        (24 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

        I had looked at runyon mouthpieces but hadn't heard anything about them. They were cheaper, like $90. I'm pretty set on the jodyjazz though. Probably with a #7 facing. Maybe a runyon for my soprano?

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        1. by jacobeid
          (24 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

          hmm I'm new and don't know how to edit my post. Is there a way to? I'm thinking about a #8 facing. I'm going to ask my band director and private teacher what they recommend.

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        2. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

          No, unfortunately there isn't any way to edit your message once posted. I 've asked for this feature to be added for some time now. Both JJ and Runyon are fantastic pieces, some of the JJ designs are based on or made from Runyon blanks. Either way, with the right model and facing you will be very pleased. I'm sure your teacher can help you find the model best suited to your needs. Cheers.

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        3. by jacobeid
          (24 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: jazz musician needs new mouthpieces

          Just got my jody jazz mouthpiece. It's AMAZING. I need to get used to it a bit more, but I love the sound.

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