Ir a contenido
Mail Order OPEN / London Store OPEN
Mail Order OPEN / London Store OPEN

The GAIA 3 tenor mouthpiece was built to outplay any vintage or new Otto Link style mouthpiece! And WOW does it ever!

Description

The GAIA 3 has evolved into a work of art and is now the most technically advanced mouthpiece Theo has ever made. Not just the Shark Gill baffle, but the entire design is filled with design secrets. It takes the huge, warm and free sound the GAIA 1 or 2 mouthpiece has become famous and iconic for, to a whole new level. It has greatly increased projection, flexibility, and freedom of expression that really must be experienced.

The GAIA is played by Karl Denson touring with the Rolling Stones, by Leon Silva on Ariana Grande’s song ‘Problem’, and Ian Hendrickson-Smith with Ed Sheeran.

The GAIA 3 lends itself well to a traditional Jazz taste, but due to its amazing flexibility, it is at home in any style of playing. It comes in 24K gold plated or a unique thin-body premium hard rubber which has amazing vibratory qualities.

The GAIA 3 has a medium roll-over Shark Gill™ baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and our True-Large-Chamber™ which is similar to the vintage mouthpieces of the 1940s but more evolved in design. Take a close look at Theo’s baffles, rails, and True-Large-Chambers™, you will see they are manufactured with quality and accuracy higher than any other mouthpiece ever made, vintage or new!

SOUND

• Built to outplay Theo’s very best Vintage Florida Otto Link. Theo succeeded!!!

• Inspired by the genius of Dexter Gordon.

• Full, rich, and fat traditional sound with a big projection and plenty of edge.

DESIGN

• Includes our True Large Chamber! The rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip. Perfectly sculpted roll-over baffle.

• Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.

• Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

DETAILS

• Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case!

• Serial Number: Includes serial number showing care given to your mouthpiece.

• Plating: Reticulated 24K Gold plating with highlights on globe logo on metal mouthpiece.

• Premium Hard Rubber: The Hard Rubber GAIA 3 uses the finest vintage style hard rubber on the planet!

• Ligature: The metal GAIA 3 includes Theo’s integrated two-point contact 24K Gold Plated Liberty Ligature and Alive Gold pressure plate. The Hard Rubber GAIA 3 includes the Enlightened Ligature, rated #1 ligature in the world.

• Cap: Patented Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.

• Bite Pad: User-Replaceable Bite Pads allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads. Try Theo’s varying hardness bite pads to personalize the feel.

Features

• Material: Premium Hard Rubber

• Made In USA

• Chamber: True Large Chamber

• Baffle: Rollover

• Ligature: Integrated two-point contact 24K Gold Plated Liberty Ligature/Alive Pressure Plate

• Manufacturing Method: CNC Machined

• Recommended for: Jazz Professionals and more Modern Styles

Staff Review

This is an extremely responsive mouthpiece, almost to the point where it is too free! However, I found that a subtle notch-up of reed strength gave me the exact balanced sound I needed (a change from Select Jazz 3S to 3M in this case). I guess the reason for this is that Theo has increased the speed of the airflow even further than the previous design by adding his shark gill baffle, AND the fact that the GAIA3 HR now has the same slender shape as its metal equivalent gives it minimal resistance. This allows the tone to simply pour out – everything is easy on this mouthpiece; articulation, dynamic control; changing registers. Overall the tone retains a centralized core sound that has an air of modernity (in comparison to the old Links that leaned on the stuffy side). This Gaia can really shout at you if you tell it to! Theo has really done an incredible job at maximizing the amount of tonal flexibility in one mouthpiece. - Jim Cheek

Press Review

“Just – wow! Theo, you nailed The GAIA Tenor Mouthpiece! It has a vast playground of expressive possibilities. It’s round and warm, yet easy to get the right amount of grit and bite. It has an immediacy of response everywhere on the horn. Every pitch is centered and speaks instantly. Fast runs sound amazingly clean and precise. Theo, how did you do that? Furthermore, if Dexter Gordon were with us today, I bet he’d be playing a Theo Wanne™ GAIA!” – Robert Martin (Frank Zappa for 20 years)

Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)

Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

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:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

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.