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Theo Wanne GAIA 4 Tenor Gold Metal Mouthpiece

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

Original price was: £654.50.Current price is: £575.00.

Theo Wanne GAIA 4 Tenor Gold Metal Mouthpiece

The GAIA 4 tenor does everything previous GAIA tenor mouthpieces did, but with an incredible CORE to the sound!

GAIA 4 Shark-Gill Baffle™

GAIA 4 has evolved into work of art and is now the most technically advanced mouthpiece Theo has ever made.  The Shark Gill™ baffle has been updated, and Theo’s completely new Large-Stadium Chamber™ added.   It takes the huge, warm and free sound the previous GAIA mouthpiece have become famous and iconic for, to a whole new level. It has greatly increased the ‘presence’ and core of the mouthpiece.  It still has the large chamber sound, but no ‘hollowness’….just fullness!

The GAIA is played by Karl Denson touring with the Rolling Stones, by Leon Silva on Ariana Grande’s song ‘Problem’.  Hear the song ‘HERE’. , and Ian Hendrickson-Smith with Ed Sheeran.  Robert Martin, who was Frank Zappa’s saxophonist for 20 years had this to say about the GAIA:

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Robert Martin

“Just – wow! Theo, you nailed The GAIA Tenor Mouthpiece! It has a vast playground of expressive possibilities. It’s round and warm, yet easy to get the right amount of grit and bite.  It has an immediacy of response everywhere on the horn. Every pitch is centered and speaks instantly.  Fast runs sound amazingly clean and precise. Theo, how did you do that?   Furthermore, if Dexter Gordon were with us today, I bet he’d be playing a Theo Wanne™ GAIA!” – Robert Martin (Frank Zappa for 20 years)

The GAIA 4 lends itself well to a traditional Jazz taste, but due to its amazing flexibility, it is at home in any style of playing.   It comes in 24K gold plated or a unique thin-body premium hard rubber which has mazing vibratory qualities.

The GAIA 4 has an updated medium roll-over Shark Gill Baffle™, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and TW’s newly created Large-Stadium Chamber™, which is a technologically advanced version of a traditional large chamber.

Take a close look at it’s baffles, rails, and chambers™, you will see they are manufactured with a quality and accuracy higher than any other mouthpiece ever made, vintage or new!

“Having tried many types of mouthpieces over the years, Theo Wanne products embody all the great qualities; tone, projection and color. His mouthpieces are one of kind.”Dwayne Dugger (currently with Bruno Mars; recorded Uptown Funk on the GAIA)

 

SOUND

  • Built to outplay Theo’s very best Vintage Florida Otto Link. Theo succeeded!!!
  • Inspired by the genius of Dexter Gordon.
  • Full, rich, and fat traditional sound with a big projection and plenty of edge.

DESIGN

  • Includes our newly designed Large-Stadium-Chamber!  Rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip. Perfectly sculpted roll-over baffle.
  • Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.
  • Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

DETAILS

  • Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case! Like the case?
  • Serial Number: Includes serial number showing care given to your mouthpiece.
  • Plating: Reticulated 24K Gold plating with highlights on globe logo on metal mouthpiece.
  • Ligature: The metal GAIA 4 includes TW’s integrated two-point contact 24K Gold Plated Liberty Ligature and Alive Gold pressure plate.
  • Cap: Patented Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.
  • Bite Pad: User Replaceable Bite Pads allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads.

Additional information

Instrument Type

Tenor

Manufacturer

Tip opening

7*

1 review for Theo Wanne GAIA 4 Tenor Gold Metal Mouthpiece

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rob Admin

    Eric G 5th Dec 2022 – Just had to submit a review! Thank you! The Theo Wanne – Gaia 4 Tenor – metal 7* arrived today!
    It plays superbly well! Great sound! So easy to play and the sub-tones are even easier to produce on the 4 than on my Gaia 3!
    The Gaia 4 is the best mpc I’ve ever played – and I’ve played many mpcs!
    Thanks again for all your help over these last 6 years Rob! All the Best! Eric

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