Great mouthpiece that produces an amazing sound. When trying out this mouthpiece be aware the the height of the ligature can have a huge impact. Do not place it too low. Just below the curb in the reed produces an amazing sound (for me). It plays as smooth as i would be talking.
Dont lock the reed too hard. Just hard enough so it doesn't move is the best for me. The ligature has 4 distinct "bubbles" on the surface that locks the reed. These allow for a specific sound. But if you lock the reed to hard, you press these bubbles into the reed and then this effect is not reached. Without the effect it still sounds very good. But its just too great to not use it.
Tried it in combination with 6 types of reed (ZZ, java, java red, vandoren v13, v16, v21). I strongly prefer using it in combination with Vandoren ZZ reeds. Currently using strength 3 which allows easy access to high high G & A, withouth being pitched too high. Sliding between notes goes smoothly as well.
Will try with lower strength reeds later on for different effects.
Overal, awesome mouthpiece which will give me alot lot lot fun the next few years.