At first, I wasn't sure about buying this mouthpiece. It is only sold on three sites (sam ash, ted klum, and Roberto's Winds) and it has a much smaller price tag then all of the other mouthpieces made by Ted Klum. It has a gorgeous, dark, and rich sound with huge presence and projection. The reeds I use are the Vandoren ZZ size 3 for alto. This mouthpiece fit perfectly on my sax and played so beautifully that I will probably not ever use my old mouthpieces again. This is perfect for jazz, funk, r and b, and classical. It is so incredibly versatile and it plays beautifully.