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Staff Review 

There is no doubt that Jody Espina knew exactly what he was doing when designing this mouthpiece. His HR is something of a modern classic - free blowing, easy to play, and extremely flexible. There’s a really nice warm, rounded and smooth sound with great consistency throughout the range of the sax. On top of that, it also responds extremely well when pushed, delivering bigger and better projection than the vast majority of ebonites. The HR* is aimed at professionals and students who are after a well-made and versatile mouthpiece without breaking the bank. For its price, it’s an absolute bargain! James@sax.co.uk

 

What is the HR* Alto 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 alto saxophone mouthpiece on the market.

Warmth & Beauty

I get these blanks from a source in Germany and the Hard Rubber 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.

Three Goals in Creating the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces 

1. To offer the most traditional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigorous quality control possible.

2. To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.

3. To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also give good strong projection when necessary.

"Versatility"

The HR* alto 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, 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 rubber alto 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 tenor mouthpieces.

 

Special Notes on The HR* Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece: 

Expect the JodyJazz HR* alto sax mouthpiece to play just slightly brighter than traditional Otto Links and Meyers. This is due to the slightly smaller chamber. Many different sounds are possible on the JodyJazz HR* hard rubber alto mouthpieces.

For example: For Classical playing try our C* or 5* model with a relatively hard reed

For a sound similar to Stan Getz use a HR* 5*, 6* or 7 with a harder reed than you might normally use. Play softly and you will hear that beautiful sound with a hint of air it.

For a sound more like Sonny Rollins us a 6*, 7*, or 8* with a softer reed to get that nice jazzy buzz in the sound. ( These are just the broadest suggestions. The real answer about sound is for you to experiment and find out what works for you.)


Testimonials

"My JodyJazz HR* 10* Hard Rubber is ever changing in the most positive sense, that I have ever experienced. This is what I look for in a good mouthpiece....buy one now!"

-George Garzone

"This mouthpiece speaks to me loud, fat and clear. Not long after buying the tenor piece I replaced my alto refaced link with the JodyJazz HR* Alto and the JodyJazz ESP Bari Gold also. There is no question, that these mouthpieces were created with a vision. "

-David Beecroft

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If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.

Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

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If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.