I received the Missing Link last night. I played it a bit with Rico Jazz Select 3M like you suggested, and it played very nicely from the bottom to the top with much thicker sound than I could ever play. Also, I was so surprised that I could play my horn in tune all around so easily. It was so fun to play and I had a hard time putting my horn down. If I was shopping for a mouthpiece on my own, I would never even have tried one with .065 openings. More than likely I would have thought about .055. I guess what you said in your article “Forget about tip openings” is true and the missing link you made me changed my idea about the tip openings
Thank you from one happy soprano player in Tokyo.