Dave Jary HR Metal “Killer” Tenor Mouthpiece

I received this from a friend of mine to try.  It is one of Dave Jary’s hard rubber pieces. He calls them “Metal Killers”.  I assume because although they are hard rubber they have tons of power.  Dave Jary sent me an email describing his business to me.  Here’s part of what he wrote: “I make each of my tenor mouthpieces individually to the customers preferences.  I am happy to work closely with each customer to get a feel for their sound and performance preferences.  Baffle and chamber work to achieve the desired sound etc.).” He made this tenor mouthpiece for a customer who was looking for a piece with extra projection and edge to cut through on the loud stuff.   It really has some nice power to it when pushed but it doesn’t get thin sounding.  It’s a bit brighter than I would naturally prefer.  Because of the way it plays I opted for a little funkier sound clip.

Dave Jary HR Metal “Killer” Tenor Mouthpiece

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.


  1. I really appreciate the sound of this ” metal killer.” I found one on eBay for $90. I’ve always had Berg Larson for tenors. Someone wanted my horn and mpc pretty bad. Lifted horn and mpc, from my Church. Had to buy a horn and mpc after loosing big. Your review on this cheep mp is music to my ears. You sound like I do…wanting great sound and control of Berg Larson 105/3. Incidently, my Berg came off the shelf with reg price in 1973, $37.50. Can’t do it today.Thanks

  2. Your churches insurance should have covered it!

    Lost 2 trumpets, and a sax to church theft once, all covered by insurance. Should give you NEW value to purchase replacements!

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