Hi Joe, I received the new mouthpiece last night and had a chance to play for a bit. Once I readjusted the mouthpiece on the cork and my bottom lip, it plays super smooth! It’s definitely far more responsive and clearer than the old mouthpiece. 1/32 notes were articulate whereas they were muffled before. I love it a lot and will grow well with it. I have a long ways to develop my soprano sound but I like how it sings so far! Also, thanks a lot for the new reed! I really appreciate your work, super high quality.