The HR* (pronounced HR star) produces a beautiful warm sound with free blowing ease. This Hard Rubber Saxophone Mouthpiece features a round, medium size chamber. The HR* is suited for Traditional Jazz, Big Band, Straight-Ahead and Bebop, but also has enough power for more modem styles. This is a favorite of band directors for its ability to blend in with a section.
What Is the HR* Soprano 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 soprano saxophone mouthpiece on the market.
Warmth & Beauty
The HR* is a hard rubber sax 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 soprano mouthpieces amazing players. We feel that this mouthpiece may be one of the best hard rubber sax mouthpieces on the market.
Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces
- To offer the most tradtional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigourous quality control possible.
- To create a freeblowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.
- To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also give good strong projection when necessary.
The mouthpiece comes with a deluxe mouthpiece pouch. The HR* does not come with a ligature and cap.
JodyJazz HR* Soprano Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
5 = .050 5* = .055 6 = .060 6* = 065 7 = .070 7* = .075 8 = .080
The HR*soprano 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 Meyer, Otto Link, Bari, 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 rubbersoprano sax mouthpiece for many years are in need of a replacement ( due to waer 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 soprano mouthpieces.
What Dose The HR* Do?
How Does The HR* Do It?
- Beautiful Warm Tone
- Free Blowing
- Reed Friendly
- Blends Well
- Power and Projection
- Traditional to Modern Sound
Special Notes on The HR* Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece
- Genuine Hard Rubber Formula
- Round Medium Chamber
- Even Rails & Tip
- Individually Play Tested by Jody Espina
- Unparalleled Quality Control
- Hand Finished Baffle, Tip Rail and Table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
Many different sounds are possible on the JodyJazz HR* hard rubber soprano mouthpieces.
For example: For in a Classical style try our # 5 model with a relatively hard reed.
For a sound similar to Branford Marsalis use a HR* 6* - 7* with a medium reed like you might normally use. Play softly and you will hear that beautiful sound with a hint of air it. Play loudly and you will get the power you need.
These are just the broadest suggestions. The real answer about sound is for you to experiment and find out what works for you.