Re: a mouthpiece that i never have EVER heard a complaint about..
I have heard one negative comment on it, and this coming from the Tenor Madness man himself. He hasn't had any customers that play this mouthpiece like the combination of it AND the Reference altos. I was tempted to try one on the Reference alto, he more or less fogged me off from trying it, not even the pros he works with have had any luck with this mouthpiece and horn combo, although I've had the Vandoren jazz pieces on my Reference and they're just fine. And no, I haven't tried the Optimum on my alto....yet, I waiting on a reface job on my C* before I give up on the C*.