Re: Looking for new classical mouthpiece
Hey, this seems to be the question where the most debate can be found, but I think I have your solution. I am currently a second year Tenor sax major at Montcliar State University and study with the (in)famous Paul Cohen. If you don't know who that is, he's just some big shot.
He encourages, almost requires, his students to use the Caravan mouthpiece. At 100 bucks, it's one of the cheapest out there. The chamber is a bit smaller (go with the medium chamber for alto, every other doesn't have that option) but very workable. I switched over from a C* and my tone darkened up real quick. I also use a think mouthpiece cushion to help that out. Slap on a Vandoren blue box 3.5 and you're gold. Rascher's Top Tones book (overtones) will solidify your embouchure and further darken your tone.
Hope that helped.