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Theo Wanne GAIA Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece


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Eminent world expert on saxophone mouthpieces, Theo Wanne has revolutionized the soprano with his True Large Chamber GAIA Soprano. The GAIA soprano has modern as well as a full rich, fat and robust sound never before heard from a soprano mouthpiece. It is a benchmark for the soprano world. Built for traditional Jazz, the GAIA mouthpieces sound simply huge, fat and yet alive due to their medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls and the famous Theo Wanne True Large Chamber. The GAIA comes with a unique serial number, an Enlightened Ligature, alive-gold and heavy copper pressure plates, leather mouthpiece pouch and a Reed Replacer cap. Theo Wanne mouthpieces are manufactured with an accuracy and quality higher than any other mouthpiece ever made, vintage or new. They, in turn, allow you to PLAY better, EXPRESS better, and truly SOUND better. Join the Revolution! Available in 7 and 8 facing.

“The GAIA is killing! Just Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! It’s really dark and jazzy with edge, and it’s totally even over the whole horn. Also, almost all my reeds work on it! No more bad reeds!”

- Tony Lakatos

Order your Theo Wanne soprano saxophone mouthpiece from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Saxophone Mouthpiece
  • Ligature
  • Reed Replacer Cap
  • Alive gold and Heavy Copper Pressure Plate
  • Leather Mouthpiece Case


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Theo WanneGAIA Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Absolutely Brilliant


from Linden NJ

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Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I have to admit, I almost sold this piece soon after I got it. I made the mistake of trying it with my normal 3.5 reed. It was dull and unresponsive. So glad I gave it a second chance. I put a 2.5 on and it showed signs of blowing, nice tone. I put on a 2.0 Gonzalez RC, and this mouthpiece exploded. Rich, powerful, brighter than you would expect from a large chamber. The low notes speak so easily, the upper notes are not shrill, but have depth. Altissimo, at least for me on a 2 reed is very difficult, much easier on a 2.5. On the 2.5 you lose a little bit Of the wide open feeling, but altissimo notes are a lip easier to pop out. Any reed harder than 2.5, on an 8 tip opening, .070, the Gaia loses its spark, and becomes dark, but still a wonderful playing mouthpiece. So glad I gave it a second chance.

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Amazing soprano mouthpiece!


from Australia


  • Easy to play
  • Powerful


  • Absolutely none

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Comments about Theo Wanne GAIA Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece:

I first bought a Theo Wanne Gaia Soprano mouthpiece a few years back and loved it. I then bought a TW Durga 9 tenor piece and had to round out my horns with a Durga 9 piece for alto.

I had a love/hate relationship with soprano for many years. I got a lot of recording gigs from playing soprano but was never completely happy with any of the mouthpieces I used. As I mentioned in a review of the Theo Wanne Durga tenor mouthpiece, I often felt that my tone was more "piece" and not enough "me". I've found this to be completely the opposite with Theo Wanne mouthpieces and feel that I can perfectly express myself. The Gaia is a very different mouthpiece to the Durga pieces I play on alto and tenor but it retains many of the same overall qualities that are the hallmark of Theo's pieces: great intonation, very even response over the entire range of the horn (including altissimo), full core sound, very free-blowing and the ability to play warm and lush subtones one moment and then screaming the next.

The included Enlightened ligature is excellent and as with the built-in Liberty ligatures on the Durga pieces, players have the option to change the metal pressure plates. Some players don't believe that ligatures make much difference to sound or response but I disagree....I bought the Theo Wanne pressure plate set and have settled on 3 different metal plates on each of my horns due to the difference these make.

I highly recommend trying a Theo Wanne mouthpiece if you get the chance. I was very surprised when I tried my first TW piece at how it felt and sounded....I wasn't expecting something so markedly different than anything else I'd played before.

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Material Rubber
Series Pro-Line
Other Features True Large Chamber
Model GAIA
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