Immediately upon playing with the various reeds I agree with you. You are right on target. The Missing Link with the reeds like yours which turns out I have plenty of works great. The Missing Link is right on target now with a somewhat warmer sound overall and a fuller warm altissimo vs the Via Coro SJ which is exactly what I wanted. Great job Joe. Joe, day two, & it just keeps getting better. From a whisper to a roar its right on the money. Its amazing. You rock. I love it.