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    Default Anyone tried the D'Addario Select Jazz TENOR mouthpiece

    I have the clarinet and alto mouthpieces from D'Addario and I've been really pleased with them - good intonation, even tone over the range of the intrument (especially the clarinet piece). Now I see they have a tenor piece out (since November apparently) but not much information on what it's modeled on.

    Has anyone tried it ? Interested in any comparisons - I currently play a phil-tone refaced new vintage-series slant link HR piece which I like a lot.

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    I'm not particularly impressed by the D'Addario Select Jazz as compared to old Rico Select Jazz, which I presume they are modeled on.
    The box of DSJ 3S I opened all felt stiffer than old RSJ 3S. So as the 2S and 2H to their counterparts, but I haven't gone over the whole box yet.
    Tone-wise I found them similar, at least for those that played - maybe I had bad luck but only 1 out of the box of 5 DSJs played for me.
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    Default Re: Anyone tried the D'Addario Select Jazz TENOR mouthpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by ricanna View Post
    I'm not particularly impressed by the D'Addario Select Jazz as compared to old Rico Select Jazz, which I presume they are modeled on.
    The box of DSJ 3S I opened all felt stiffer than old RSJ 3S. So as the 2S and 2H to their counterparts, but I haven't gone over the whole box yet.
    Tone-wise I found them similar, at least for those that played - maybe I had bad luck but only 1 out of the box of 5 DSJs played for me.
    I think the OP is talking about a new model of mouthpiece, and not reeds.

    Though I agree that having the same name makes it confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenBen View Post
    I think the OP is talking about a new model of mouthpiece, and not reeds.

    Though I agree that having the same name makes it confusing.
    My bad, never thought it has a mouthpiece with the same name, despite seeing this post in the Tenor mpc forum.
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    I've been impressed by the quality of the D'Addario Select Jazz alto mouthpiece: I mean... for the price they ask they are great!


    If the the new Select Jazz tenor mouthpiece is "modeled" after the Jeff Coffin's personal Freddie Gregory Mark IV... it can be really interesting, at that price!!!



    (The other mouthpiece you could find... which was "modeled" after the Freddie Gregory Mark IV was the Navarro "Bahia"... both metal and hard rubber).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seant View Post
    I have the clarinet and alto mouthpieces from D'Addario and I've been really pleased with them - good intonation, even tone over the range of the intrument (especially the clarinet piece). Now I see they have a tenor piece out (since November apparently) but not much information on what it's modeled on.
    I also have both the clarinet and alto sax D'Addario mouthpieces. I like the sound of each, but the alto piece annoys me because it's too tight for standard-size neck corks. It compresses the cork too much and impairs the fit of my other mouthpieces. (There is a lot of discussion of this issue in the forum.) I hope the tenor piece has been sized more carefully.

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    We have a pass around of the new tenor piece starting soon in the UK, so I'm sure one of us will post our impressions sooner or later.
    I bought an alto version when they came out but with the tightness on the cork and the tameness of the sound I moved it on after a while.
    However, I heard Will Vinson playing his in the Pizza Express Jazz in London and was blown away by his playing and his sound.
    Fingers crossed...

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    I'm getting a 6 and 7 to review soon. May take a while as I'll be recovering from a double hernia operation next week.

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    Wow!! This mouthpiece just comes as a blessing for me. I was looking for something low cost as a present for a friend and these just came out in the right time for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reedsburn62 View Post
    I'm getting a 6 and 7 to review soon. May take a while as I'll be recovering from a double hernia operation next week.
    Take it easy after your operation. I couldn't lift more than a pound or 2 for the first couple of months after my surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenBen View Post
    Take it easy after your operation. I couldn't lift more than a pound or 2 for the first couple of months after my surgery.
    Well, that sort of hurts. I came home from outpatient surgery today and had another mouthpiece I just purchased from eBay waiting for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedsburn62 View Post
    Well, that sort of hurts. I came home from outpatient surgery today and had another mouthpiece I just purchased from eBay waiting for me.
    I hope its not so bad for you, but I also had a double hernia. I got my mobility quite soon after the surgery, but I really couldn't lift anything for those first couple of months.

    After a month, I got my sax on a stand and could play a bit without holding it. But it really took a while.

    Don't overdo anything.

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    Double as well. Huge pain this morning(next day). Thanks!

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    Default Re: Anyone tried the D'Addario Select Jazz TENOR mouthpiece

    I have a couple coming to review also. Looking forward to trying them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedsburn62 View Post
    I'm getting a 6 and 7 to review soon. May take a while as I'll be recovering from a double hernia operation next week.
    Double hernia. Was that from some Link 4 Star and ToneMaster reviews?
    Since past behavior is the best judge of current behavior, I wouldn't expect much from a mouthpiece by Rico.

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    So the clarinet mouthpiece was based on vintage Chedeville's and the alto sax on vintage NY Meyer's.
    Is the tenor model based on a Slant Signature Link ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daigle65 View Post
    So the clarinet mouthpiece was based on vintage Chedeville's and the alto sax on vintage NY Meyer's.
    Is the tenor model based on a Slant Signature Link ?
    I've been told they are based off of Jeff Coffin's Freddie Gregory mouthpiece............If they copy a FG piece for that price point that is pretty awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    ......If they copy a FG piece for that price point that is pretty awesome!
    Except for Freddy Gregory
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    I don't think Freddie will mind since he "stepped on a rainbow" and passed in 2014
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