Re: oleg metal mouthpiece.
seriously. I remember when i got my morgan excalibur for alto. it did not take me while to notice that stuff was small enough to fit clarinet ligs, but damn! i couldnt find the right ligature that serves the mouthpiece justice. rovner, though recommended by morgan, just function, and kill morgan characteristics, optimum made it sound like a tin can, and a bonade had a good sound, but didnt have the vibe that made me say eureka!. i found olegature for 35 bucks, and I am a happy man. O ya, it then took me a long time until i found a random cap that fits.
Speaking of luck, I found that clarinet reeds have the same width as soprano sax, so these reeds can be interchanged and vice versa. havent tried any clarinet reeds on a soprano mouthpiece, but as long as you cope with shortness of the reed, vandoren zz soprano sax 3.5 actually gave me a better reed set up for my clarinet. o ya, the francois smart cap also fit my clarinet mouthpiece, while it really didnt fit my soprano piece. considering clarinet ligs olegature, i needed a cap that fit.=P
sorry if these are too long. I just felt like spitting these out. being overswamped with all my college engineering drama, sax playing and sax talking provides a good stress relief.