Re: China Star Alto Mouthpiece
Sorry, I'm not familiar with that mouthpiece, but I would definately recommend trying one before you buy it. I think the best bang for the buck are the Otto Link mouthpieces. I prefer a Tone Edge hard rubber mouthpiece for alto, but if you're thinking metal, their New York metal pieces are great. They probably cost considerably more than the China Star, but they are a good quality mouthpiece. I would definately invest some money on a good mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is the "voice box" of your instrument. It's important the the rails be straight and true. The tip opening size and taper, the chamber size, and the overall length of the mouthpiece make a HUGE difference in sound, intonation and performance.