Re: Alto mouthpiece for altissimo
What hardness of reed are you using? I've found that with a fairly closed mouthpiece, like a Selmer C* for example, you'll want a harder reed to play altissimo. I have a hard time playing altissimo on a more open mouthpiece. A good all-around mouthpiece that won't break your wallet is the Rico Royal B3 graftonite piece. They're less than $20. Try one with a Rovner ligature and a #3 reed and see what you think.