The Select Jazz Mouthpiece is a vintage-inspired jazz mouthpiece with a classic sound, clear response, and even intonation across the entire range of the saxophone.
This mouthpiece features a medium chamber, tip rail and facing length, straight baffle, and some undercutting under the side rails. It is available in four tip openings: 5, 6, 7 and 8.
The Select Jazz Mouthpiece is 100% precision-milled, not molded, from solid rod rubber. This is done using D'Addario's precise computer-controlled mouthpiece-making technology in the United States, with no hand finishing required, hence delivering incredible consistency. This unique mouthpiece-making technique eliminates the need to try various different pieces, as with several of D'Addario's competitors.
The Select Jazz mouthpieces offer a full sound with great projection, and flexibility from the altissimo register down. The mouthpiece is free-blowing, and provides an extremely focused, responsive sound with a good dynamic range.
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I’m sure it’s a good mouthpiece - but am returning it as it was too hard for me to play relative to the Vandoren
This mouthpiece gave me the sound I was looking for.
I'd known these mouthpieces were on the horizon for a few months and was eagerly awaiting their arrival. Having done such a good job on the recent Reserve clarinet mouthpieces I suspected D'Addario would also do a great job on these.
First things first, the manufacturing quality is second to none. Using computer controlled hi-tech machinery the tip, rails, facing and chamber are all immaculate. Unsurprisingly due to this high quality manufacturing the mouthpiece is very free blowing and even in tone from top to bottom.
Having blown the D6M myself (with a Red Java 2.5) and with a colleague comparing it vs a Meyer we think the Jazz Select is a little darker and more centred than a Meyer equivalent which perhaps has a little more brightness and punch when pushed, you could argue the Jazz Select has a little more 'class' though and the consistency is something you can't always find with modern Meyers.
In summary these Jazz Select mouthpieces offer exceptional value for money and the ease of playing and consistency makes them a great mouthpiece to recommend from a teacher point of view. They would be suited to many players on the jazz side of playing, be it big band, small group or solo playing. The core sound is rich and actually quite beautiful.
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