Vandoren V16 Alto Sax A5-S+

Mouthpiece for alto saxophone

  • Tip opening 1/100 mm: 188
  • Narrow chamber
  • Medium-long tip length
  • The S + chamber is the advancement of the S chamber and provides a full warm tone, while maintaining the easy response and good projection
  • The larger air passage gives the player even more flexibility and an extended sound spectrum

Note: Supplied without ligature and capsule.

Further information

Facing Length 20,00 mm
Tip Opening 1,88 mm
Chamber round
Material Caoutchouc
Cap No
Ligature No
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Optimized succession of the A5-S mouthpiece

andriotti, 27.09.2016
I've played throughout the last years on the predecessor model A5-S, which has already convinced me of the playing characteristics, the quality and the sound.
The new model has a slightly larger chamber, hence the designation S + (Small Chamber Plus).
This affects several things (as I find positive):
- It can be pushed on to the cork with alto saxophones, which have a ring in front of the cork at the S-bow. This extra space is very welcome, depending on the instrument.
- The intonation is even more balanced, especially the middle C and Cis, as well as from the high D to Fis (at least on my instrument).
- The sound is still clearly focused, but gains in flexibility and warmth. The sound palette is slightly wider.
Altogether, the A5-S + is a great mouthpiece for traditional and modern jazz (perfect for Leadalto in a big band and as a soloist), but is also suitable for other styles such as funk, pop, etc.
For a classic Jazzsound I would recommend the 5er railway opening.
It possesses the already familiar from the predecessor model
Good playing characteristics (speech, articulation, dynamics, even sound over the registers, etc.).
I play it with ZZ sheets strength 3.
The difference to the previous model is also a little taste. There will surely be players who will stay with the old model.
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