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Open-Box GAIA Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Condition 2 - Blemished Size 8 190839320933

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Product Price $420.0
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The GAIA alto has a traditional full sound similar to a vintage Meyer Bros. alto mouthpiece. It is designed for a traditional full and rich sound wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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This gear was returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.

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(Open Box) Radical alto saxophone mouthpiece.

The GAIA alto has a traditional full sound similar to a vintage Meyer Bros. alto mouthpiece. It is designed for a traditional full and rich sound with very good projection. Also, due to its True Large Chamber, it has an even bigger, fuller sound than the vintage mouthpieces. It is incredibly rich sounding and is both fun and inspirational to play.

The GAIA tends towards a traditional Jazz taste, but is quite versatile like the AMMA. The GAIA has a medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and our True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound.

The GAIA hard rubber uses the highest quality, most resonant, hard rubber available today in saxophone mouthpieces. By optimizing manufacturing techniques and recipes for hard rubber manufactured in the 1940s and 50s by the Meyer Bros., Otto Link, and Henry Chedeville, the rich resonant sound previously only available in vintage mouthpieces is back.

The GAIAs Alto's True Large Chamber is breaking new ground. Large chambers have been widely explored in the history of tenor mouthpieces, but very little has been done with alto mouthpieces, until now. The GAIA Alto mouthpiece opens up a whole new world for the alto saxophone. The GAIA is truly revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.

FEATURES
  • Revolutionary True Large Chambers
  • Patented, state-of-the-art, interior design with rounded inner side walls
  • Highest quality, most resonant, premium hard rubber available today
  • 24K gold-plated brass shank ring
  • Includes specific run and individual mouthpiece number
  • Includes innovative, three-point contact, Enlightened Ligature and precision hex-driver
  • Patented Reed Replacer Cap
  • User replaceable bite pads with varying hardness.

Order today and show your alto more excitment than it's ever seen.

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Theo WanneGAIA Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
5.0

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5.0

Not a 7*

By Jazz Man KoKo

from Northwest, CT

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Pros

  • Fat Tone
  • Full Tone
  • Good Quality
  • Large Chamber
  • Rich Tone
  • Traditional Jazz Sound

Cons

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      Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

      We bought this at Musician's Friend because we could not find a 7* anywhere else. Turns out it is not a 7* even though it is listed as such. We called Theo Wanne directly and found they do not make it in a 7*. So that was kind of blown, but the mouthpiece does perform very well and we like it very much. 7* or not.

      We did have trouble initially, but found that to be a recycled reed issue. Reeds tend to get married to a mouthpiece; once we opened a fresh one, we were good to go.

      We were looking for a darker tone and this fit the bill well. Was using a Dukoff Crystallite in a 6 and thought the larger chamber and tip would make a difference. It did.

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