SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
SHIVA Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
$625.00 USD

Mouthpiece Care Kit: Gold, Nickel and Hard Rubber - $19.95 (details)
Pressure Plate Set - $46.95 (details)

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SHIVA TENOR MOUTHPIECES 

 

The SHIVA 'The Destroyer' mouthpiece has TONS of power, edge and projection, all with a huge core sound rich in harmonics!  It is currently being used by Warren Ham on tour with Ringo Starr, as well as by Mark Douthit (Elton John, Michael McDonald), Gerald Albright, Najee, Nelson Rangell, and many many others.

 

"I LOVE the Shiva! The Shiva is a beast! Great projection, very even, and altissimo access is flawless! This is my mouthpiece of choice for tenor! I'm a happy man." Gerald Albright (3 Grammy Nominations)

 

"I just stopped and said WOW - I Feel Like I've Come Home! The SHIVA is very aggressive and great for those screaming tenor solos." - Mark Douthit (Elton John, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, Amy grant, Vanessa Williams, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus)

 

"I have been a Rock & Roll and Blues Rock sax player beginning in the late 50's when I performed with some of the early pioneers of rock and rockabilly as a teenager. Early in my career I had the vintage Duck Bill Bergs, Dukoff's and Brillhart Level aire's. Later on it was Guardala's and a Clarence Clemon's favorite - the Rovner Deep V. But with all the credibility of my many years wailing a tenor sax to back me up, this latest mouthpiece,SHIVA the Destroyer from Theo Wanne tops them all. It brings back the edge, projection and brightness of the classic vintage pieces, but with a less shrill tone, more volume, and a easier bottom end. The DESTROYER came along late in this rocker's career, but I'm sure thankful it did!" - Ace Barton (Bobby Vee, The Champs "Tequila fame")

 

The SHIVA combines both a step and roll-over baffle, and adds the Theo Wanne proprietary "shark-gill" chamber.  These features give the SHIVA huge power and edge making it suitable for Rock n' Roll, R&B or any situation where dynamics and power are important.

 

The SHIVA Tenor is available in 24K gold plated brass, premium hard rubber, and our proprietary Blue A.R.T. material.  Blue A.R.T. is a very special and expensive material which further increases vibration in your horn.  Go Blue A.R.T. if you want the maximum performance from a 'hard rubber' style mouthpiece!  In addition, Blue A.R.T. is safe for those with allergies and more stable.  If you are in the sun or extensive heat, hard rubber can oxidise and distort, however Blue A.R.T. will not.  

 

Like all Theo Wanne™ products the SHIVA is made using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies. You will receive the most consistent and highest quality mouthpiece available in history.


SOUND 

  • Huge power, projection and edge!!!

  • Perfect for Rock n' Roll and expressive Jazz.
  • Destroy everything in your path!

DESIGN

  • Revolutionary Shark-Gill Chamber with a high-step AND 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?  See our other mouthpiece and reed cases here!

  • Finish: The Metal SHIVA has a reticulated 24K gold plating with highlighted logo (standard), and Vintified (special order).

  • Premium Hard Rubber:  The Hard Rubber SHIVA uses the finest vintage style hard rubber on the planet!
  • Blue A.R.T. - Proprietary Material never before used in saxophone mouthpieces, but even more responsive than hard rubber.
  • Ligatures: Metal SHIVA includes our integrated two-point contact 24K gold Liberty Ligature and Alive Gold pressure plate.   We recommend the Enlightened Ligature for the Hard Rubber and A.R.T. SHIVA.  To truly individualize your sound, try our premium pressure plates, which fit all of our mouthpieces and ligatures!

  • Cap: Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.
  • Bite Pad: Our user replaceable bite pads, allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads. Try our varying hardness bite pads to personalize the feel.

 

“I have been using The Shiva and I absolutely love it.  This is by far the most expressive piece I have on tenor. I love the clarity and ease when playing the full range of the instrument." - Najee  (2 time Grammy Nominee) (Prince, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock)

 

"Da tenor shiva be killin man!" Nelson Rangel (14 Internationally Acclaimed Albums)

 

"I just stopped and said WOW - I Feel Like I've Come Home! The SHIVA is very aggressive and great for those screaming tenor solos." - Mark Douthit (Elton John, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, Amy grant, Vanessa Williams, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus)

 

"Hands down the the best mouthpiece I've ever played." - Craig Alston (Fertile Ground, Eubie Blake)

 

"I LOVE the Shiva...just what the doctor ordered! I Love the brightness, and the "added" surprise is how full-bodied it is! I'm a happy man." – Gerald Albright (3 time Grammy Nominee)

 

"OMG! The Shiva the Destroyer is a monster.  It's warm and robust on the bottom end and sings beautifully far into the sweet altissim creating a perfect sonic balance; a true work of genius!" - Keyan Williams

 

"My Shiva tenor mouthpiece is the only tenor piece I will ever need!"- Eddie Bacchus Jr. (Pieces of a Dream)

 

"OVER THE TOP, SPECTACULAR, A BOMB, DYNAMITE, THE BEST!!!! This is incredible, the best mouthpiece I have ever played. I'm very proud to play this masterpiece!!! It's funny, powerful, it's like playing with dynamite!!! Mondiale!!! All the words I could spend to descibe it can't explain it. You must try it. It's like a Ferrari!" - Gianmaria Pagot

 

"The Best Mouthpiece!!!!" - Bayu Adli Isman 

 

"This is a killer Mouthpiece; this one is staying with me for ever haha. There's a bunch of guys jealous lol..." - Nelson Garcia

 

"The SHIVA Tenor Mouthpiece is my main squeeze!" - Matt Ambrose

 

"Holy Cow!! This mouthpiece has power to blow down walls… plenty of edge without sacrificing warmth and color, this mouthpiece allowed me to play soft and sweet!" - Matt Wickam (West Coast Sax)

 

"The range on the Shiva is very impressive. Opening  your throat allows for sonorous overtones yet when you push hard it can take all I can give it. It works flawlessly on my vintage horns which are not very mouthpiece friendly, providing ample warmth but powerful edge when you want it. Amazing!!  (BTW: I tested it on my decibel meter and got to 110 on the Silversonic. Yikes!!!!!)" - Michael Krechevsky

 

"It is truly criminal what you did to that mouthpiece.  Holy Moly Batman!!!" - Art Sherrod Jr.

 

"I swear the more I play one this mouthpieces the better it sounds I've truly found my Tenor voice The "Shiva" The Destoyer!!! Theo Wanne is a master at creating pieces of art OMG!!!" - Andre Cavor

 

"I love my Shiva..... sooooo much power and beauty!" - William Skirvin

 

"This mouthpiece generates enough force to power a machine! It is a work of beauty and brilliance. You just have to experience the personal rewards for yourself to believe it!!!" - Tim Price (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

 

"I use Theo's pieces because they will perform consistently and reliably all night long." - Brad Brewer

 

"I bought a hard rubber shiva tenor 8 and CAN'T STOP PLAYING IT! WOW! I have been searching for right tenor piece for years........it's crazy. I honesty feel that this is the one!" - Matt Lilly

 

I have been a Rock & Roll and Blues Rock sax player beginning in the late 50's when I performed with some of the early pioneers of rock and rockabilly as a teenager. Early in my career I had the vintage Duck Bill Bergs, Dukoff's and Brillhart Level aire's. Later on it was Guardala's and a Clarence Clemon's favorite - the Rovner Deep V. But with all the credibility of my many years wailing a tenor sax to back me up, this latest mouthpiece, SHIVA the DESTROYER from Theo Wanne tops them all. It brings back the edge, projection and brightness of the classic vintage pieces, but with his modern design and production techniques providing extra benefits - like less thinness and shrill tone in the upper register, more volume, and a much easier to play bottom end notes. The DESTROYER came along late in this rocker's career, but I'm sure thankful it did! " Ace Barton (Bobby Vee, The Champs "Tequila fame")

 

“I'm a semi pro tenor saxophonist and I have had the opportunity to own and play a number of horns and mouthpieces over the years. A topic that I do not believe has received much attention on the forums is the compatibility of modern small to medium chamber mouthpieces and vintage (say pre 1960) tenor saxophones.   What I have is the older the horn the less compatible these modern mouthpieces are from a gurgle on notes below low C to playing a full half pitch sharp on a Conn 30M. Enter your mouthpiece Shiva. I purchased one from you a while back and have found it to play amazing well on my King S20 (300xxx), King Silversonic (400xxx), and Selmer MVI (86xxx) Also the aforementioned Conn 30M. I especially like the power I get out of my Silversonic. Altissimo is very accessible for me on the Kings and the Selmer up to C#4 (as far as I can go....hahaha) I have never been able to hit those notes on the Selmer before and not only can I hit them, the tone is very full and clean.  So let me congratulate you on a fine product. I have tried over the years with the aforementioned horns: Berg 105 ) M; Dave Guardala King; PNR Guardala Super King; PNR Guardala MBII; Sakshama Guardala King; RPC 130; 10MFan Robusto and Boss (9); Oleg 120; Jody Jazz (Various); Wanne Datta; Barone HR Trad Contemp (7 & 9); Dukoff 9. Now I have a drawer full of about $5,000 worth of mouthpieces I'll never use. Ugh!!!” - Mike Krechevsky

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 

West Coast Sax Shiva Tenor Mouthpiece Demo: "Tons of projection from this piece - definitely on the brighter side but not too shrill as with some other higher baffle mouthpieces. Great for funk & rock!" - Jason Weber

"Holy Cow!! This mouthpiece has power to blow down walls… plenty of edge without sacrificing warmth and color, this mouthpiece allowed me to play soft and sweet!" - Matt Wickam

 

Mark Douthit (Elton John, Michael McDonald) on the SHIVA tenor mouthpiece.

Mark Douthit SHIVA Tenor Embedded Video.

 

 

Not unlike ANY good sax player I have spent a GOOD portion of my life trying to find the ultimate rock mouthpiece; and I've basically tried them all. Then I stumbled onto Theo Wanne Mouthpieces...and the rest is history! [The SHIVA] is the nastiest, raunchiest, edgiest thing I've ever played. - Review by Ace Barton - SaxTalk

 

"I absolutely love this mouthpiece! Easy to play and is even all throughout the horn! I actually have a Gold one and a Vintified one! You cannot go wrong if you love power and precision, that is!" - Eddie Baccus Jr. (Pieces of a Dream) From WWBW Review

 

Testimonials

“This is by far the most expressive piece I have!" - Najee  (2 time Grammy Nominee, Prince, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock)

"I've loved the Shiva from the first moment I played it." – Warren Hamm (Ringo Starr, Olivia Newton John) 

"This mouthpiece generates enough force to power a machine!" - Tim Price (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

"WOW - I Feel Like I've Come Home!" - Mark Douthit (Elton John, Billy Joel)

SHIVA the DESTROYER from Theo Wanne tops them all. The DESTROYER came along late in this rocker's career, but I'm sure thankful it did!" Ace Barton (Bobby Vee, The Champs "Tequila fame")