Re: tenor MEYER 5m mouthpiece problems
Is the mouthpiece new off the shelf? It is possible the rails and tip aren't level left to right. Play the mouthpiece to the left and right sides of your mouth to see if it makes any diference. If it does, that might help diagnose the problem. It is also possible the table curve is flattened leading up to the tip if someone worked on it previously and didn;t know what they were doing.
I had to spend a couple hours with a brand new Dukoff to take care of the poor finishing of the reed surface. I would expect Meyer to be doing a better job considering the brand reputation, but who knows. Maybe they're looknig to save a buck as well...
I'll use a Bari plastic reed as a convenient window to measure-adjust-measure for good contact when I'm adjusting my mouthpieces.
A stiffer reed may help, too, but even a reed as soft as 2 1/2 shouldn't squeak unless it's a bum reed. If the problem is really the mouthpiece, a stiffer reed will help cover up the problem but not solve it. A poor sealing mouthpiece won't play as clearly, either.