Re: Tenney Jazzmaster Mouthpieces
Well, here is my update.
I picked up a Tenney Jazzmaster in a 7*. These are not for the unseasoned player who is trying to decide on his sound. As Doc would say, it is not chops in a box. Your chops have to be earned and are quickly lost if you dont play on a regular basis.
But, if you are a seasoned player, looking to mature your sound to the sound you have in your head, this is a piece you really should get.
I have a nice wooden box with a dozen or so pieces that I have aquired, due to their complexity and uncommon hard to find nature. Most are Links. For the past month I have been using the Jazzmaster exclusively. The more I play it, the better I like my sound.
When you reach a point in your playing, when you think nothing else can help you develop your sound, except tedious hours of long tones, the Jazzmaster comes along, with all of Doc Tenney's precision and proven bore design. I am more than sold.
So before you dish out $750 or more for a shiny new gold piece that looks like it has saphires or rubies encrusted on it, or some beautiful middle easter design, look around for a nice used Jazzmaster. I got mine for 255 bucks.
I haven't seen any feedback from a seasoned player who doesn't agree with me.