After playing the mouthpiece for a couple of days I found that it has beautiful dark color to the tone, round and clean with a bit of resistance. High notes are not a problem with this mouthpiece! Also, I’m really pleased that I can play it really quietly and the tone is so soft and alive. The intonation is perfect through the entire range of the horn! Amazing!!! And the response is lightning fast! So fast that I started practicing more and more because I’m so delighted with it!!!