A8 V16 Alto saxophone mouthpiece

A8 V16 Alto saxophone mouthpiece
The opinion of the Vandoren experts

The tip opening preferred by history’s greatest jazz soloists.

Opening
1/100 mm
210
Facing length
Medium Short
Instrument
Code
SM814S+ (Single Mouthpiece)
S+ Chamber
SM814M (Single Mouthpiece)
M Chamber
Recommended Reed Strengths
V16 Ebonite Mouthpieces - The new jazz standard
JAVA, V16 and ZZ reeds are more particularly recommended for these mouthpieces. Mouthpieces inspired by the sounds of the greatest Jazz players from the fifties to the present.
  • The SOPRANO mouthpiece is available in 3 different tip openings and a single chamber.
  • The ALTO mouthpiece is available in 5 tip openings and two chambers:
    S+ : The new S+ chamberis the next step in the evolution of the V16 alto mouthpiece. It offers a richer depth of sound while keeping the free-blowing nature and projection that characterize the V16 alto models. The S+ chamber accommodates more air providing the musician greater flexibility and a wider array of colors with which to work. The S+ chamber accommodates more air providing the musician greater flexibility and a wider array of colors with which to work.
    M Medium chamber: Warm and expressive, ideal for section playing.
  • The TENOR mouthpieceis available in 7 openings It is now available in two different chambers:
    Standard Version: original chamber, “medium” type. Powerful and round sound, very versatile.
    L Large chamber : it offers a full, rich, and darker sound alternative. This chamber is perfect for the player searching for the “vintage” sound. It is even and easy to play throughout the range of the instrument.
  • The BARITONE mouthpiece is available in 3 tip openings. Inspired by the grand tradition of great jazz baritone tone and body. Inspired by the grand tradition of great jazz baritone tone and body.