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Theo Wanne Durga IV Tenor 8 Gold

Metal mouthpiece for tenor saxophone

  • Professional line
  • Tip rail: 8
  • Tip opening: 2,79 mm
  • Gold finish
  • In the design of Guardala "brecker I & II", Lawton, Jody Jazz "jet", Barone, Sugal, Yanagisawa metal, Berg Larsen "chamber 1"

Further Information

Facing Length 25,00 mm
Tip Opening 2,75 mm
Chamber Round
Material Metal, Gold Plated
Cap No
Ligature Yes
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Nice, but overpriced
Nibmusic, 31.12.2020
To be honest, I was disappointed when I tried this piece. I've been playing Guardalas most of my professional life (30 years).. and was expecting great things after reading and watching many reviews. I found it to be extremely loud and powerful but without the fullness and quality of sound of the Guardala (Brecker 2 handmade) or the Jody Jazz DV I also use. I tried this with many different reeds - (La Voz mediums being always my favourite sounding) - Red Javas, Green Java's - Jazz selects etc - but none gave the freedom and quality sound I was used to or expected. The ligature is over rated too and I found the Rovner Star Series helped a lot - but not enough. The plus side was I could easily sail into the stratosphere with this, (4th Octave) - although too brightly.. and couldn't get the nice fullness needed to play, for example 'Ipanema' in the low register with the fullness of the Jody Jazz. Of course it's all very personal, but I hope hope this helps other players who are expecting the ultimate modern flexible mouthpiece - i'd stick to Guardala or Jody.
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Theo Wanne Durga 3
TFGW, 23.11.2017
This is an awesome mouth piece, it is expensive but the cost is outweighed by its versatility. This mouth piece will sound exactly how you want it to, bright and cutting for solos, mellow and rounded for section work. I highly recommend this product.
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Grandios, und zu groß
Günter283, 13.01.2017
Auf der Suche nach DEM Metallmundstück fürs Leben war das Durga 2 für mich klarer Testsieger - aber leider ist die 8er Bahn ein wenig zu groß. Ich hatte auch ein Mantra 7* und ein Shiva 7* im Test. Beide waren leichter kontrollierbar, aber vom Klang her zu scharf. Die spezielle Konstruktion von Mantra und Shiva macht es mir unmöglich, neben einem rockigen Sound auch einen glatten Sound für Jazzballaden herauszukriegen. Mit dem Durga ist beides möglich. Den Ansatz ein wenig ändern, und schon wird die Rocktröte zum schmeichelweichen Schnurrer. Die Ansprache war mit Forestone Hinoki und Forestone unfiled Jazz Blättern schnell, die Intonation sehr gut. Aber wie gesagt, selbst mit einem weichen Blatt (Forestone MS) auf dem 8er ist das Durga anstrengender als die anderen Wannes 7* mit dem stärkeren M Blatt. Leider ist das Durga 2 7* hier nicht im Programm...
An allen Wanne Metallmundstücken schätzte ich die Verarbeitung, die Eleganz (naja, keine musikalische Qualität, aber das Auge spielt mit), und vor allem die Ligatur. Ich kenne kein anderes System, das es einem so einfach macht, das Blatt schnell, genau, und sicher zu befestigen.
Klanglich am nächsten kamen dem Durga übrigens ein Guardala Crescent LT in Silber (etwas dunkler), und ein Jody Jazz DV Chi (etwas heller). Das Guardala intonierte aber ziemlich schlecht, und beim JJ ließen mich Ansprache und das Spielgefühl insgesamt eher kalt.
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Bec ténor Théo Wanne Durga Ténor 8
Patrick C. 860, 18.02.2013
Bec typé, d'excellence, répondant parfaitement aux définitions du constructeur.
Il convient à l'expression musicale que je recherchais.
Son Brillant, chaleureux et jamais serré.
Toutefois, son prix, ne donne pas droit à l'erreur concernant l'ouverture, il est donc important de cibler au mieux l'ouverture nécessaire ou de l'essayer avant achat si possible.
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