Re: HR mouthpieces...otto link, JJ..?
I think the Links are hit and miss. Find a good one and it'll be awesome, but there are alot of bad ones out there.
The Jody Jazz HR mouthpieces are very efficient (free blowing). The sound, to me, is kind of bland.
I think you should check out some of the Vandoren stuff. Probably not the Jumbo Java (it'll be too bright), but maybe the Java or the V16.