I just learned that Vandoren has come out with a new chamber size for their V16 Jazz Mouthpieces.
From the Vandoren website:
"• S+ : The new S+ chamber is the next step in the evolution of the V16 alto mouthpiece. It offers a richer depth of sound while keeping the free-blowing nature and projection that characterize the V16 alto models. The S+ chamber accommodates more air providing the musician greater flexibility and a wider array of colors with which to work. The S+
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