Apologies for taking so long to send this note, but I need to tell you that the Missing Link you made for me is fantastic. I liked it right away. The tone is flexible, allowing me to nuance the brightness and edge. The intonation is right on the money–pitches go right where I expect them to. The resistance is just right so I can subtone or make big leaps or play multiphonics with a high degree of confidence. All of that was apparent immediately within the first few notes of play testing. After using it in performance, and rehearsal, and general shedding I feel like it is much more of a revelation. I don’t have to spend any energy on compensating for the mouthpiece; it just works that way it should. I could not be more delighted with the freedom it has brought me. I feel like I’ve got so much more bandwidth available for the music now. I can only describe it as “balance”; the Missing Link lets me engage the music from a position of balance. It truly is the mouthpiece I’ve been looking for my whole life. Thank you!