We designed the DURGA 5 soprano to be the fullest sounding soprano mouthpiece ever made. It is a giant leap forward in soprano mouthpiece design!!!!
“My favorite soprano mouthpiece EVER! It does everything well and has none of the drawbacks of other metal mouthpieces. Just amazing!” – Koh Mr. Saxman (Thailand’s Premier Saxophonist)
The DURGA 5 Soprano Mouthpiece has a very special newly designed baffle. This new baffle allows the airstream to fill up the mouthpiece chamber much more than other traditional designs. Coupled with its new Medium-Stadium-Chamber™ the DURGA 5 Soprano is not brighter, just fuller sounding. There are a lot of secrets in this particular design.
Don’t let the high baffle fool you, it does not sound thin or nasal….just full and BIG like you’ve never heard a soprano mouthpiece sound before! Suitable for both powerful music and ballads both!
The DURGA 5 is a unique work of art, that will take your soprano places you may not even know existed. Yes, we are very proud of this mouthpiece:) It is available in 24K gold plated brass.
- Great for Jazz, R&B, Rock & Roll even softer music when a sweet tone with clarity is wanted.
- Projects a sensual tone that is flirtatious and erotic. It makes everyone want to dance!
- It is so unique; it really has to be played to be understood and believed.
- Radical proprietary Medium-Stadium-Chamber™. Rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip. Uniquely shaped long step 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.
- Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case! Like the case? See our other Mouthpiece and Reed Cases here!
- Plating: Reticulated 24K Gold plating.
- Ligature: The metal DURGA includes our integrated two-point contact 24K Gold Plated Liberty Ligature and Alive Gold pressure plate. The Hard Rubber DURGA includes the Enlightened Ligature, rated #1 ligature in the world. To truly individualize your sound, try our premium Pressure Plates, which fit all of our mouthpieces and ligatures!.
- 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. Try our varying hardness bite pads to personalize the feel.
- California residents please click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
“Bravo!!!!! The Durga 3 soprano mouthpiece is a robust, full bodied workhorse of a mouthpiece. The low end of my expensive Soprano sounds quite full, especially the Bb, with a Wayne Shorteresqe…full sound , dark and rich…the Durga 3 plays even from bottom to my altissimo G….very easy and a joy to play…allows the horn to play in tune without any unnecessary back pressure!” – Louis VanTaylor (Kool and the Gang)
“Sound is paramount for me, and the Durga 3 offers a beautiful rich core sound throughout the horn, a singing flute-like upper register, and a miraculous altissimo (the overtones really pop.) The dynamic range is substantial without sacrificing tone quality at either end of the spectrum. Attack in the lower register is easier and more present than I’ve experienced before on my Mark VI. In fact, problems of intonation and unevenness in tone quality that I had attributed to the notorious fussiness of the Mark VI were greatly improved just by attaching your Durga 3. I was skeptical because of the baffle (I hate whinny sounding sopranos), but now that I’ve had a chance to try it, I think this is really a great mouthpiece!” – Mark Miller (Professor of Music at NAROPA University)
“Just amazing! It does everything well and has none of the drawbacks of other metal mouthpieces. My favorite soprano mouthpiece EVER! – Koh Mr. Saxman (Asia’s top saxophonist)
“I didn’t know a soprano could sound this good!” – John F.
“Got this after realising Theo Wanne mouthpieces in general are superior to any others I have tried, have been using a Gaia then Gaia 2 before trying the Durga 3, after some initial adjustment and a harder reed i find this mouthpiece i fantastic in Tone and ease to play, it has a lovely deep tone i have never had with a soprano, well worth a trial as are any of TW mouthpieces as I have found.” – Chris S
“OMG! The Durga 3 soprano piece is amazing. Focused core that works with any type of music. Warm, but edgy when needed. Silky smoothing the bottom with an awesome altissimo. Even sonically from top to bottom. Truly an amazing mouthpiece. You did it again Theo.” – Keyan Williams
“I just wanted to tell you that I received my Durga 3 for soprano sax and it is awesome. This is by far the best soprano mouthpiece that I have ever played. The sound is very clean and pristine. Please thank Theo Wanne and his staff for such a remarkable mouthpiece.”
“Hi, Theo! I recently heard an video of your new Durga 3 on soprano sax. The sound is perfect and it makes me feel like I’m hearing an Alto sax! This kind of thick sound is what i am looking for! Thanks for your perfect work!” – Vick
“The Durga 3 soprano is the best mouthpiece I ever used on soprano. The sound is smart, easy to control and shows player’s characteristics.” – Chi Ying Chen
“I can’t believe this is a metal piece. It sounds so full!! When can I get one?” – Keith “Wow, I never thought I would like a high-baffle soprano piece so much. This is so balanced and rich sounding. It’s not too bright at all!” – Jeremy
“This is an incredibly even piece. I don’t have to make all of the usual adjustments to my tone and intonation in order to sound good. It does all of the work for me!! On top of that, the combination of high baffle and large chamber give a response that is both fast, but full at the same time! Way to go, Theo!!”– Bryan V
“What the heck? WOW!!!!!” – Rich C. “Nice mouthpiece, good sound and easy to play music.” Hanzao T
“Just a quick line to let you know how pleased I am with your new Durga Soprano piece. I have it in Hard Rubber #7 and it really is something! I’ve been playing a custom Otto Link stm for over 10 years and nothing quite came close to it. I’m not one that likes to change his set up very often, but a friend let me try his and I was hooked! Got my Durga just in time for my busy Christmas schedule and it’s now my main soprano piece! Tone and projection are spot on, easily the best soprano mouthpiece I’ve played. Thanks Theo!” – Chris www.chrisgodber.com
“Best Soprano Piece Ever!!! I have been playing the Theo Wanne Mantra Soprano mouthpiece for the last 2 years and have absolutely loved it… until now! This thing is unbelievable! Fat, warm, rich, clear, brilliant, elegant, everything you could want in a soprano mouthpiece! Theo, you really did a good job on this thing. It’s unbelievable!” – Matt W. (Westcoast Sax)
“Best Soprano Mouthpiece Ever Made! I just received my custom Durga 3 Soprano Mouthpiece and It blew me away literally!! As soon as I put the Mouthpiece on my neck it was already in tune. The sound is sonically Huge, Fat, Warm and Bright at the same time!! The consistency of the notes up and down the register was amazing, all remaining in tune! I have tried tons of soprano mouthpieces and there is nothing like this, not even close! Most pieces are hard to stay in tune in the altissimo range, but this does and easily too, the low Bb was easy to get with this mouthpiece and a warm low end! I was inspired by Mindi Abair’s new Theo Wanne Alto mouthpiece, but there was nothing like it on Soprano, until now! The Durga 3 is definitely a Game Changer for the new age of saxophone playing!! Thank you Theo Wanne for being a Genius!!” – Stee S
“Wow, I just received the new Durga Gold Soprano mouthpiece from Theo Wanne and it plays beautifully. It plays very smoothly from top to bottom and yet has that familiar Durga edge that cuts through without being harsh. Theo has created another winner. I just love playing this mouthpiece!” – Saxophone Insights Seattle Review
“I’ve been playing sax for 47+ years. I have never been happy with my Soprano sound….until today. On a lark, I stopped in at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center (my home area) to try out what they had in stock. Tried over 15 different mouthpieces. Hated them all. Then, I tried your Durga HR Blue soprano mouthpiece. I couldn’t believe it! Played perfectly in tune with no adjustment or effort! The sound was big, bright, but with core warmth. I’m still in total shock. I can’t believe how enjoyable playing the Soprano is for me now….thanks to you. Thank you so much, Theo, for such a great product.” – Jaared Arosemena
“WOW !!!! U n b e l i e v a b l e !!!! What an awesome mouthpiece. I am so happy with it, I just had to email you and let you know how fantastic this DURGA 4 soprano mouthpiece is. The projection & sound is just wonderful. I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful work you do, creating such awesome mouthpieces.” – Matt Backus
“Just received my third Durga mouthpiece from Theo Wanne. I have a metal Durga 3 for both my bari and my tenor and love them. I bought the hard rubber Durga 4 for my soprano and love it as well. I have not had to “adjust” or to “learn” any of the Wanne mouthpieces I have. They have all been money right from the get go. Wanne doesn’t give his stuff away, that said, I’ve spent more than I would care to admit chasing set up the last ten years. It is nice to be done with that! I’ve got one more horn to outfit and that is my alto, I’m definitely getting a new Durga 4 for it as well. They just plain work.” – Matt Condit
“I’ve been playing saxophone professionally for more years than I would like to admit, and have played on numerous mouthpieces. for the last few years. I’ve been using Selmer’s super session (I) and it’s a great MP, but it wasn’t allowing me to get everything out of my soprano that I knew it was capable of producing, so I bought the Durga 4 (.65), and it really delivered. It feels and plays like it was custom made just for me…….. it has become my go to MP.” – Obatiye