Re: mouthpiece Set ups
A meyer is a great mouthpiece and is perfect for big band, solo jazz playing and to a certain extent, classical/ensemble playing.
A great set up for the meyer is a rovner dark ligature with vandoren blue box, or java reeds.
If you have a bit of money floating around then I suggest a Rovner Eddie Daniels ligature which on the website SAX.CO.UK is around 14 pounds/50 dollars. This set up is excellent, allows a great jazzy sound and academic sound for any other playing you may need it for.
I have never played a Lakey mouthpiece but I do know that rovner darks make a difference on almost every mouthpiece, even plastic yamahas. In terms of reeds I think that vandoren blue box are great for a more classical sound but can be opened up for jazz if needed. Javas are fantastic reeds, quite bright, resonably free blowing and great for jazz, blues or for just having a good time on the sax.
Hope this helped, please post a comment to tell me.