What Is the HR* Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The HR* is a hard rubber saxophone mouthpiece aimed at professionals and students looking for a traditional versatile mouthpiece. High quality control standards, a beautiful warm sound and a nice free blowing feel make these new mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece may be the best hard rubber Baritone saxophone mouthpiece on the market.
Warmth & Beauty
The Hard Rubber is from a source in Germany and has the look, feel and sound of vintage hard rubber sax mouthpieces that make some of the most sought after mouthpieces. The mouthpieces are faced on a special facing machine and then meticulously hand finished and play tested. The HR* Baritone Sax mouthpiece is manufactured from solid bar stock of hard rubber on a 5 axis CNC Mill and then meticulously hand finished and play tested.
Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To offer the most traditional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber - hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigorous quality control possible.
- To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.
The HR* Baritone sax mouthpiece is a round chamber mouthpiece which provides a round sound in contrast to a more focused sound which a square chamber provides. This allows the HR* to sound very pretty and the medium chamber allows the piece to have very good projection when pushed.
Players who now or in the past have played Otto Link, Meyer, Berg Larsen, Vandoren, Yanigisawa, or any of the straight ahead hard rubber Jazz mouthpieces out there will be sure to love the JodyJazz HR*. The differences come from our particular facing curve, the exact size and shape of the chamber and our commitment to quality control.
I have found that many players who have been playing a hard rubber Baritone sax mouthpiece for many years are in need of a replacement (due to wear and tear) and do not know where to turn. We have had many, many converts who came from playing the most popular hard rubber Jazz pieces. These players are almost always surprised at the quality and consistency of JodyJazz hard rubber Baritone mouthpieces.