"JodyJazz HR* (pronounced HR Star) - perfect for capturing that Vintage Jazz Sound. It has the look, feel and even the smell of Vintage Hard Rubber. 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 to play. We feel that this mouthpiece can stand up to any hard rubber saxophone mouthpiece on the market. 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 the most sought after mouthpieces. The mouthpieces are faced on a special facing machine and then hand finished. The Tenor sax model is aimed directly at the Otto Link Tenor sax mouthpiece. The sound is very similar to an Otto Link but with a little more projection and brightness and a more free blowing less resistant feel. The Chamber is round and smooth like the Link." Jody Espina
Three Goals when Producing the HR* Series of Saxophone Mouthpieces:
- To offer the most traditional style of jazz saxophone mouthpiece: round chamber hard rubber, and demand and obtain the most rigorous quality control possible.
- To create a free blowing hard rubber mouthpiece that allows the lowest and highest notes to speak with equal ease.
- To make a hard rubber sax mouthpiece that can sound beautiful, but also give good strong projection when necessary.