Hello forum people.
So, I'm a high school sax player and I'm getting a new mouthpiece for my Alto or Tenor soon and it's going to be a Jody Jazz HR (7* or 8*).
I'm never one to use stock ligs, even though I've been told that the stock one for an HR is decent. I would normally go and try all of them to see what I like best, but I don't have that option here considering I'm going to be ordering online, and I'm not sure I want to wait forever to ship them back and get a new one; that and I'd like to have all of them to switch around if I'm going to try them out.
I've used Rovner ligs for a really long time (except for my alto STM) and I've always enjoyed using them over the metal stock ligs.
One thing that I've noticed though are those Ultimate Ligs by Francois Louis. At the all-state auditions in my state there were kids all over the place using them. Apparently it opens up your sound and all this other stuff, but to be honest, my sound is already hellaciously loud and my chops are developed. I'd really like to learn more about what they do from another sax player that's tried them compared to a stock lig and/or a Rovner.
Alright, another thing. I've been watching a lot of the One O'clock Lab Band at North Texas and I love all of their sounds. They all have their own distinct clean but loud and sexy sound that I'm infatuated with achieving.
That tenor 2 just sounds absolutely beautiful to my ears. He blows so comfortably through all his low notes and his overtones and altissimo notes sound so projected and full. It just sounds like he has more control.
I'm pretty sure that all of them except maybe the bari and the alto 2 are using them.
This is the tenor 1, and if you listen to the entire thing you can hear how comfortable he is with everything he plays, whether it's pianissimo in the low register, or multiphonics during the fermata solo. All I know is I can actually hear a difference with these ligs, and I'm dying to try one out.
I'd love to hear from other sax players that have tried these what they think would be a good idea.
Thanks guys! (: