What is the DV NY Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece?
The DV NY for Tenor Sax will appeal to the Straight Ahead player looking for the best playing and sounding mouthpiece that he or she can find. The mouthpiece is based on our popular DV model but has several modifications, the most significant being a deep chamber. All tests with players have been very positive and we've had great response from "Link" players. And most importantly I am completely satisfied and in love with the mouthpiece. The DV NY occupies a similar place as the ESP and we think that players who like a wider mouthpiece in the mouth, and a more spread sound will choose the DV NY. Players who like more of a Berg Larsen focused sound and a thinner profile piece may prefer the ESP. Effortless Vintage Sound
Jody Espina has introduced the concept of Golden Section Proportions to the art of high end saxophone mouthpiece design. This perfect chamber/bore/facing combination will result in an extraordinary playing experience for you.
The DV NY produces a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the DV. The deep baffle/chamber design of the DV NY produce a beautiful Classic Jazz Tenor sound reminiscent of the masters of the 50’s and 60’s.
DV NY vs DV (How are they different?)
Both mouthpieces have a full resonant sound due to the secondary window. The DV will have more projection and be brighter due to the raised floor of the chamber while the DV NY will have a more traditional Jazz sound and projection due to the deep full chamber. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you. Special Notes on The DV NY Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Due to the free blowing nature due to the precise facing curve of the DV NY tenor and all the DV's, be prepared for the possibility of using 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, there is a small possibility that you may want to try a slightly more open tip than normal. For example, Otto Link # 7 players, will usually play a DV NY 7*.
Also please note that if you are coming from a bright mouthpiece like the Dukoff or Guardala it is very likely that the DV instead of the DV NY will be more to your liking. This is because the DV while having a lot of power and projection still has a lot of bottom in the sound. The DV NY has plenty of bottom in the sound but it does not have as much projection as the DV. In other words if you are playing a lot of gigs where you need a lot of volume you may want to choose the DV. We often recommend trying both mouthpieces if you are not sure which model would suit you.
What Does The DV NY Do?
How Does The DV NY Do It?
- Bigger Darker Tone
- Effortless Playing
- More Harmonics
- Cleaner Articulatio
- Warmth & Beauty
- Excellent Altissimo
- Improved Intonation
JodyJazz DV NY Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Available Tip Openings
- Deep Full Chamber
- Golden section proportioning
- Proprietary CNC facing technology
- Perfect radius facing curve
- Secondary Window
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table
- Play tested by Jody Espina
The most popular tip opening range will be 7*, 8*. Players seem to prefer a size larger than what they would comparably play on a Link, for example, due to the relatively free blowing nature of the DV NY.
- 6 = .090
- 7 = .100
- 7* = .105
- 8* = .115
- 9* = .125