The DV Chicago model silver plated metal tenor saxophone mouthpiece is the culmination of a quest by Jody Espina to make the most efficient saxophone mouthpiece that delivers the biggest, fullest sound.
The DV CHI produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the JodyJazz DV, but a considerably brighter more modern tone than the JodyJazz DV NY. The beautifully shaped baffle/chamber design of the DV CHI produces a tone that is reminiscent of Dexter Gordon but is quite at home in a contemporary situation.
Simply put, the DV CHI combines the best properties of the highly successful DV and DV NY series while adding several new design modifications which enhance the players ability to manipulate the tone. The scalloped chamber also allows the player to push more air through the mouthpiece without experiencing any harshness.
JodyJazz DV CHI Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings:
7 = .101 7* = .108 8* = .116
Big Robust Sound
Here, nature, science and imagination combine to create a revolutionary new saxophone mouthpiece. Jody Espina has designed the patented JodyJazz CHI, using proportions and principles found in nature. For a powerful, husky, effortless playing experience, we invite you to try the DV CHI.
Special Notes on The DV CHI Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature of the DV CHI Tenor, be prepared to use a harder reed than you normally do. This may or may not be the case for you. The great benefit of this is that a harder reed lasts longer and a harder reed helps the altissimo range. For this same reason, you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV CHI 7*.