Vandoren V16 Ebonite - Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
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A new creation from Vandoren. Ebonite mouthpiece for jazz in the tradition of the famous American tenor saxophone mouthpieces of the fifties. Available in a variety of tip openings with either medium or large chambers.
• Material: Ebonite
• Made In: France
• Chamber: Medium or Large
• Baffle: Rollover
• Ligature: Not included
• Manufacturing Method: CNC milled, hand finished.
• Recommended for: Advancing students/professionals
T6 (2.50mm) A versatile mouthpiece with a long facing and a particularly rich sound.
T7 (2.70mm) A good compromise between easy sound production and timbre.
T8 (2.80mm) The most popular tip opening for the tenor. Only available with a medium chamber.
T8.5 (2.88mm) Full and compact. Only available with a large chamber.
T9 (2.94mm) Dynamic, rich and powerful.
T10 (3.05mm) A homogeneous, particularly responsive mouthpiece. Only available with a medium chamber.
T11 (3.40mm) Very open; warm, yet powerful. Only available with a medium chamber.
What has impressed with the range of Vandoren mouthpieces is the quality and clarity of the sound produced. With good reeds and a good ligature these mouthpieces feel very comfortable to play and really help the sax player to maximise their potential. There are a wide variety to choose from whatever style of music you are into. They are professional quality mouthpieces in every way at an affordable price.
A full warm and round sound with plenty of character. Clearly in the Otto Link vein but with a slightly smaller chamber which just allows for that extra bit of kick when you really give it some.
I tried out the T7 model and found the piece to have quite a bit of resistance due to the short facing curve, which gave me the flexibility to get that extra bit of volume when I needed it, without the high notes becoming too hard to control.
Still fairly easy to play all over the saxophone, despite the resistance, and a great piece for those seeking a flexible Jazz piece that could do the quartet gigs and the Big Band solos. Matthew@sax.co.uk
This is a 'piece that is well suited to lead tenor playing in a big band. It has an open chamber and has a West Coast 'cool jazz' feel. Very responsive, easy to control & full sounding in all registers. I liked Java 2 and V16 reeds with this 'piece. Paul@sax.co.uk
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