Theo Wanne Shiva 3 Metal Mouthpiece - Soprano Saxophone
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Theo's most energetic mouthpiece just got an upgrade... By building on the success of previous models, the Theo Wanne Shiva 3 soprano sax mouthpiece is the must-have mouthpiece of Rock n' Roll and R&B musicians.
Crafted from quality brass and then plated in 24K gold, the Shiva 3 mouthpiece is sure to be the jewel of your saxophone. The addition of the proprietary "Shark Gill" chamber will enhance projection while adding a hint of edge to your tone.
Reminescent of vintage Selmer Soloist mouthpieces, the Shiva 3 boasts a small chamber. And when combined with the uniquely shaped long step baffle, the Shiva 3 produces a sensational tone which is almost flirtatious by nature. Looking for a mouthpiece that can shatter glass and knock down walls? Then the Shiva 3 is for you.
Similar to all other Theo Wanne mouthpiece, the Shiva 3 soprano sax mouthpiece is manufactured using advanced machining techniques to ensure every mouthpiece is exactly the same. The small proprietary 'Shark Gill' chamber is the same size as the bore producing a core sound with plenty of power. Like other professional mouthpieces, the Shiva 3 is crafted from high-quality brass to ensure the best possible quality. Once the Shiva 3 has been finished, it is professionally plated with 24K gold with a reticulated finish to enhance airflow. The logo has special highlights for a truly luxurious finish.
The Shiva 3 design
The Theo Wanne Shiva 3 soprano mouthpiece is a professional mouthpiece for saxophonists that require a powerful sound. The tip found on the Shiva 3 metal 9 mouthpiece requires more air compared to the 7 model, but can produce a wider tone. This amount of resistance is essential for producing the large sound required for a Rock n' Roll tone. The tip holds good intonation and only requires a small amount of effort to bend notes when required.
The Theo Wanne Shiva 3 soprano saxophone mouthpiece includes everything you need to look after the mouthpiece. The included beautiful leatherette case will ensure that the mouthpiece is always protected when travelling. The integrated two-point contact 24K gold plated Liberty Ligature makes sure the reed is always held securely. The Shiva 3 also includes a reed replacer cap and user replaceable bite pads. Every Theo Wanne mouthpiece is supplied with a unique serial number.
About Theo Wanne
Theo Wanne is a modern expert on new and vintage woodwind mouthpiece design. Theo became a saxophone repair technician over 20 years ago under the direction of master refacer Bob Carpenter - a pioneer of mouthpiece refacing and repairs. Theo soon gained a reputation within the saxophone world and in 1998 opened Saxophone Mouthpiece Heaven which is his very own music store and knowledge database.
In 2007 Theo started to design and manufacture his own line of mouthpieces and saxophones, working with famous musicians such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, and Eric Alexander. Theo is constantly studying and innovating his designs to ensure his mouthpieces allow musicians to create their best tone as easily as possible. Theo Wanne now has a reputation for crafting some of the best saxophone mouthpieces by using the world's most advanced manufacturing techniques.
- Proprietary 'Shark Gill' Small Chamber
- Step & Roll-Over Baffle
- Liberty Ligature
- Professional Grade Gold Plated Brass
This mouthpiece is a MONSTER! A very free-blowing, bright, and focused sound. Perfect for rock, R&B, and any other situation where you need to cut through and be heard. In fact I found it so free blowing, that i'd maybe consider experimenting with a slightly harder reed strength than usual in order to keep it under control! The Shiva comes in both metal and ebonite, and both of these models have the same outer dimensions. So it really comes down to personal preference as to which one feels right for you. When I tried them both side by side, I noticed that the metal version had a slight ringing quality that shimmers over the top of the sound. Whilst the ebonite version may lack some of those extra high harmonics, I found it slightly easier to tame the sound and take some of the edge out if needed.
Overall i'd say that if you're in need of a piece that has a higher degree of versatility, then you may look more favorably on other pieces in Theo's range such as the Durga or Mantra. If however you're after a bright sound that can cut through like a laser beam, then this is the piece for you! - Oren Gurney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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