Re: Otto link
I bought one of these to. Hadn't played in years and I thought "why not try a metal mouthpiece?" while attempting to get my lip back. I thought it might help me capture more of a jazz "tone".
I found out that I thought my old original mouthpiece sounded better. Also, the reeds I buy are longer than the face of the mouthpiece -- I actually called about this thinking I had been sent an Alto version by mistake. But I was told it normal for the reed to fit like that.
The other problem is the ligature -- it isn't that good and can scratch the mouthpiece so I bought a Rovner ligature to fix that. Be aware that even though the Rovner CM1 is advertised for "small" metal tenor mouthpieces -- the CM1 is too small for this otto link -- get the next bigger size if you have the same idea.
Other than that I think it looks great on my horn, and I actually like the solid heavier feel.
In the end I think one's "sound" comes from YOU and hours of playing and practice. I felt the whole mouthpiece thing was over-hyped, especially at my level of just re-starting to play.